Learning ArcGIS Pro 2 - Second Edition

By Tripp Corbin, GISP
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    Section 1: Introducing and Navigating ArcGIS Pro
About this book

Armed with powerful tools to visualize, maintain, and analyze data, ArcGIS Pro 2 is Esri's newest desktop geographic information system (GIS) application that uses the modern ribbon interface and a 64-bit processor to make using GIS faster and more efficient. This second edition of Learning ArcGIS Pro will show you how you can use this powerful desktop GIS application to create maps, perform spatial analysis, and maintain data.

The book begins by showing you how to install ArcGIS and listing the software and hardware prerequisites. You’ll then understand the concept of named user licensing and learn how to navigate the new ribbon interface to leverage the power of ArcGIS Pro for managing geospatial data. Once you’ve got to grips with the new interface, you’ll build your first GIS project and understand how to use the different project resources available. The book shows you how to create 2D and 3D maps by adding layers and setting and managing the symbology and labeling. You’ll also discover how to use the analysis tool to visualize geospatial data. In later chapters, you’ll be introduced to Arcade, the new lightweight expression language for ArcGIS, and then advance to creating complex labels using Arcade expressions. Finally, you'll use Python scripts to automate and standardize tasks and models in ArcGIS Pro.

By the end of this ArcGIS Pro book, you’ll have developed the core skills needed for using ArcGIS Pro 2.x competently.

Publication date:
July 2020

Section 1: Introducing and Navigating ArcGIS Pro

This section will introduce you to the ArcGIS Pro application and explain some of its capabilities in relation to other ArcGIS products. It will also provide a general overview of its capabilities and we will discuss installation and licensing requirements.

You will be introduced to ArcGIS Pro's ribbon-based interface and the commonly used interface panes or windows. You will also learn how to use the ribbon to access data, maps, and tools within an ArcGIS Pro project.

In this section, we will cover the following chapters:

About the Author
  • Tripp Corbin, GISP

    Tripp Corbin, GISP has over 25 years of experience in the geospatial industry and is recognized as an industry expert in a variety of geospatial software platforms, including Esri, Autodesk, and Trimble products. He has assisted numerous organizations in implementing GIS to help solve problems and improve operations. He holds multiple certifications, including as a certified GIS professional, Esri-certified enterprise system design associate, and Esri-certified desktop professional. He is also the former president of URISA and the local Georgia Chapter. In recognition of his contributions to the GIS community, he has received several awards, including the URISA Exemplary Leadership award and the Barbara Hirsch Special Service award.

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