How do I get ArcGIS Pro? Do I have to pay extra for it?
ArcGIS Pro doesn’t cost anything extra! It is included with ArcGIS Desktop, which also includes ArcMap and ArcCatalog. If you have ArcGIS Desktop and are current on maintenance, you have access to ArcGIS Pro. You can download ArcGIS Pro from My Esri.
You can also sign up for an ArcGIS Trial, which includes ArcGIS Pro.
If you do not have ArcGIS Desktop or you are not current on your maintenance, contact your Account Manager, Esri Customer Service, or your local Esri distributor.
What should I look at to get started with ArcGIS Pro? Are there tutorials or learning resources?
There are SO many great learning materials for ArcGIS Pro, and a lot of them are free! If you’re looking for short tutorials, check out the ArcGIS Pro Help Quick Start Tutorials. For longer, complete workflows based in real-life problem solving, Learn ArcGIS has several ArcGIS Pro lessons.
If you’re looking for more complex, topic-specific, or in-depth training, there are hundreds of different resources on the Esri Training website. Search the Training Catalog for ArcGIS Pro training options.
Save updates an existing map you own. Save As creates a copy of the map, and you see the original Save Map window where you can update the title, tags, and so on. You can save a copy of any map that is not owned by you; you cannot update an existing one you do not own.
The items are still in the website. However, you may have to change the site setting to show ArcGIS desktop content. By default, the site only shows web content in search results, groups, and the gallery. This means that if you havent set the site to show desktop content, your layer packages and other data files wont appear in search results or your groups.
Premium content is a type of ArcGIS Online subscriber content. It is a collection of ready-to-use map layers, analytic tools, apps, and services published by Esri that you access through an ArcGIS Online organizational account and consume credits when used. Premium content layers from Esri include demographic and lifestyle maps as well as tools for geocoding, geoenrichment, network analysis, elevation analysis, and spatial analysis.
Features stored in the map come from creating a map notes layer or adding a file to the map and can only be edited by the map author. Features from feature service layers are streamed from a web service and can be edited by users if the service owner allows it.
You can bring your 2D data into a 3D environment and get a better understanding of the data. For example, you can create 3D symbols from your 2D symbols by applying a size and height. You can zoom in and out and rotate the surface to see the data from different angles. You can also add elevation to overlapping 2D layers so you more easily view the data in each layer.
What are the biggest benefits of using ArcGIS Pro?
ArcGIS Pro is the future of desktop GIS. Our dev team is still doing great work to maintain ArcMap, but ArcGIS Pro is the focus of our advancing development work and new functionality.
ArcGIS Pro features a modern ribbon-based user interface, 2D and 3D views, multithreaded geoprocessing, support for multiple maps and layouts, and so much more.
One major benefit of Pro is the tight integration of desktop and web GIS. The 2D and 3D maps that you create in ArcGIS Pro can easily be shared as web maps and web scenes to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise. To learn how, try the Share a web map tutorial.
In addition, you can customize ArcGIS Pro in numerous ways to fit your needs. Create Tasks in Pro to streamline repeatable workflows, automate your work with Python, or extend Pro with add-ins and configurations using the ArcGIS Pro SDK for .NET.
The release of ArcGIS Pro 2.0 brought a ton of new, highly requested features and bug fixes. Check out this video of the Top 10 features of ArcGIS Pro: