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An Introduction to ArcGIS Pro for GIS Newcomers


This two day course will introduce those new to GIS to the essential concepts you will need to kick-start your productivity with ArcGIS Pro. Through instructor-led sessions, demonstrations and exercises, you will learn about the ribbon-style interface, project-based organisation, and key capabilities of ArcGIS Pro. You will become familiar with GIS and ArcGIS Pro terminology, practice with tools for mapping and visualization, editing data, performing analysis and sharing your work.

You will be provided with the data and exercises so that you can work through them again in your own time.


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2 Days
Who is this course for?
New Users
Understand what GIS is and its range of uses
Have an understanding of what ArcGIS Pro is
Identify the components of the ArcGIS Pro interface
Create a project in ArcGIS Pro
Manage and create geographic data
Find information about your data
Work with symbology, labels and annotation
Use editing tools to create or modify 2D and 3D data
Use geoprocessing tools in ArcGIS Pro
Share data from ArcGIS Pro
Create a Task in ArcGIS Pro

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Getting Started

  • New ArcGIS Pro projects
  • Project structure
  • Accessing data
  • ArcGIS Pro user interface

Geographic data

  • Where does data come from?
  • Data Introducing data
  • Access and storage
  • Data formats
  • Geodatabase feature class
  • Other formats
  • Managing your data

Finding information

  • Bookmarks
  • Identifying features
  • Configure pop-ups

2D and 3D views

  • Maps
  • 2D maps
  • Layers and their properties
  • 3D scenes

Working with symbology

  • Basemap Layers
  • Symbology
  • Raster layers
  • 3D appearance

Labels and Annotation

  • Labelling
  • Creating data

    • Coordinate systems / spatial references
    • Selecting a spatial reference
    • Create a file geodatabase and feature class
    • Data design
    • Working with MS Excel

    Analysis and Geoprocessing

    • Analysis tools
    • ModelBuilder


    • Editing workflows
    • Edit ribbon
    • Manage templates

    Sharing your work

    • Sharing projects
    • Sharing maps and layers
    • Sharing to ArcGIS Online
    • Export a map or layout