Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro
this book is for those who want to get to know ArcGIS Pro—a new generation of GIS software from Esri. Whether you are a student in an introductory GIS course, an at-home learner who wants to build a foundational knowledge of GIS, or a professional who is considering adding GIS to your arsenal, this book is for you. No prior GIS software knowledge is required or assumed. This book is also suitable for those who are used to a different GIS product, and want to see how to do familiar tasks in a new environment.
The primary focus is, naturally, ArcGIS Pro, but because of the integrated design of the ArcGIS platform, other ArcGIS components are incorporated as well, such as ArcGIS Online and some mobile apps. In fact, ArcGIS Online is integrated into most of the chapters with the use of web-serviced basemaps. In light of this feature, an Internet connection is strongly recommended.
A word about scope—although this workbook is designed to provide a broad overview of ArcGIS Pro, a truly comprehensive manual would be massive. Instead, we aim to provide a diverse sampling of industries, scenarios, and workflows that highlight the broad appeal and many core functions offered by GIS. At the same time, we try to keep the book’s length reasonable—something that a student in a classroom can feasibly complete in a quarter or semester. When you complete this book, you should feel comfortable enough with ArcGIS Pro to start working with it on your own.
Chapter 1 Explore ArcGIS
Chapter 2 A first look at ArcGIS Pro
Chapter 3 Exploring Geospatial Relationships
Chapter 4 Creating and Editing Spatial Data
Chapter 5 Facilitating Workflows
Chapter 6 Collaborative Mapping
Chapter 8 Analyzing Spatial and Temporal Patterns
Chapter 9 Determining Suitability
Chapter 10 Presenting Your Project