ArcGIS Pro is the essential application for creating and working with spatial data on your desktop. It provides tools to visualize, analyze, compile, and share your data.
ArcGIS Pro organizes your GIS work into projects. A project can contain maps, scenes, layouts, reports, charts, and other representations of spatial and nonspatial data. A project also contains connections to data resources such as system folders, databases, toolboxes, servers, styles, and your active portal.
- Create a project from an ArcGIS Pro default template or from a custom template created by you or shared by colleagues.
- Add data to your project from a local or network drive, your active portal, or another connection.
- Add web maps and web scenes or import maps from ArcMap.
- Configure ArcGIS Pro by setting project and application options and customizing the ribbon.
Map and visualize your data
You can map your data in 2D and 3D with ArcGIS Pro.
- Maps display 2D data, and scenes are 3D. Learn more about using scenes in ArcGIS Pro.
- You can store as many maps as you need in the same project, and you can open multiple maps at once and view them side by side. Link views so when you pan and zoom, the extent of all maps updates simultaneously.
- Move around the map quickly with built-in navigation functions, keyboard and mouse shortcuts, and tools that allow you to explore your data.
- Author maps with labels, symbols, and pop-ups.
- To display your data in a printable or exportable format, you can create layouts in your project.
Perform analysis and geoprocessing
Geoprocessing provides a suite of tools for performing spatial analysis and managing GIS data in an automated way. Use ArcGIS Pro to analyze your data, manage GIS data, and build tools to automate your work or solve complex problems.
- Find the geoprocessing tool that fits your analysis task, specify input and output dataset locations, adjust additional parameters that affect the process, and run the tool.
- ArcGIS Pro has many built-in tools, and you can create custom tools.
- Use ModelBuilder to create a diagram or model of your spatial analysis or data management process.
- Automate your analysis, data conversion, data management, and mapping work by writing scripts with Python and the ArcPy site package.
- Add extension products to get additional analytical capabilities, including network, spatial, and geostatistical functions.
Manage and edit your data
With ArcGIS Pro, you can create and edit many types of features, including cities, buildings, roads, forests, rivers, mountains, and any other spatial phenomena, and integrate data from many sources into your project. You can visualize the layers you are editing in 2D and 3D so that you can see them from all perspectives.
- Design the schema of your data to model your world.
- Edit your data to create, update, and maintain geospatial information that is stored and organized in layers.
- Create features in a layer by drawing them in a map and assigning attributes to define their characteristics.
- Update existing features to reflect their current condition based on newly acquired data or information that comes from the field.
- Add the Data Reviewer extension to perform validation checks on your data.
- For enterprise-level job tracking capabilities, integrate Workflow Manager (Classic) into your organization.
Use tasks to streamline your work
Through tasks, a GIS administrator can develop a series of steps that users can follow to ensure that work is executed based on standards in your organization. A task is a set of preconfigured steps that guide you and others through a workflow or business process.
- Build tasks to perform any function in ArcGIS Pro.
- Task steps can be performed manually—such as a checklist—or automatically. You can make steps required or optional.
- Record your actions to author a set of steps in a task.
Share your work
Sharing your work is an important part of ArcGIS Pro. You can share everything from complete projects to maps, layers, and other components.
- To collaborate with others, you share your projects as packages to ArcGIS Online or your ArcGIS Enterprise portal. You can also package maps, layers, and other items. A package is a compressed file containing GIS data.
- Web maps can be reused in ArcGIS Pro and other ArcGIS apps, including in browsers and mobile devices.
- Before you share your content, ArcGIS Pro can analyze your work to check for errors, issues, or recommendations for performance improvements.
- After you've created a map or layout, you may want to share it as a file or print it. You can export to several industry-standard file formats.
Access learning resources
You can access resources to help you learn ArcGIS Pro in the following ways:
- On the start page, click the Learning Resources tab .
- In an open project, on the ribbon, click the Help tab. In the Help group, click Learning Resources .
- In an open project, click the Project tab. On the Settings page, in the list of side tabs, click Learning Resources.
Learning resources include the following:
- Quick-start tutorials focus on essential workflows such as creating projects, symbolizing map layers, and making layouts.
- Tutorial series curate thematically related tutorials, stories, articles, and videos.
- What's New summarizes functionality added at the latest product release.
- ArcGIS Blog includes timely product announcements, how-to articles, and technical updates from Esri product engineers.
- Help is your entry point to the ArcGIS Pro product documentation.
- Esri Academy provides self-study and instructor-led courses, training seminars, learning videos, and more.
- Esri Community is the site where you connect with other users, ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate to solve problems.
- Resources collected under the Coming from ArcMap heading help you make the transition to ArcGIS Pro.