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Tuesday, May 22 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
ArcGIS Pro For ArcMap Users (HALF Day)

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Audience:  GIS users who have been using ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog) and who
are considering, or ready to migrate to ArcGIS Pro

Objectives:Gain an understanding of the pros and cons of ArcGIS Pro vs. ArcMap
Make the transition from ArcMap to Pro easier, quicker, less scary and more fun

This workshop will present the pros and cons of transitioning from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. Aimed
at current ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) users, the workshop will compare and contrast ArcMap and
ArcGIS Pro in terms of:
● Projects:
  ○ .mxd files vs. .aprx files
● Data management:
  ○ ArcCatalog vs. Catalog View
  ○ Catalog Window vs. Catalog Pane
● User interface:
  ○ Toolbars / Windows / Views vs. Ribbon / Tabs / Panes
  ○ Data View / Layout View vs. Maps / Layouts
● Geoprocessing:
  ○ ArcToolbox vs. Geoprocessing Pane
  ○ ModelBuilder Window vs. ModelBuilder Pane
  ○ Results Window vs. Geoprocessing History
● Cartography:
  ○ Layout View vs. Layouts
  ○ Data Frames vs. Maps

In addition, we will go over the basic ArcGIS Pro operations, such as:
● Importing existing .mxd files into Pro
● Default geodatabase, toolbox and project file (.aprx)
● Licensing and extensions
● Folder connections
● Symbology
● Editing
● Tables (adding fields / calculating values)
And we’ll look at some of the new possibilities in terms of:
● Multiple layouts
● Layout elements / properties
● Tasks
● Exporting packages (maps, layers, projects, geoprocessing...)
● Data driven pages
And we’ll have a brief discussion / look at:
● 3D mapping (the majority of this workshop will be 2D)
● Python
● Interface with ArcGIS Online

Throughout the workshop new concepts and functionality will be highlighted, as well as things
that you may have been taking for granted that are no longer possible (with some work­around
options)... In other words, we’ll cover both the reasons why you might want to make the switch
to Pro and some of the reasons why you might not (yet). With an eye to the future, this will help
you determine if and when it makes sense to make (or begin) the transition to Pro and to help
you get started whenever you choose to do so.

Participants are welcome to bring a laptop with ArcGIS Pro installed (and a license checked out
so it can be used offline) but this is not necessary. This workshop will consist of examples,
demonstrations and discussion along with plenty of questions and answers. No ArcGIS Pro
experience is necessary but having looked at it a little is helpful.

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Stefan Freelan

GIS Specialist / Adjunct Faculty / Assistant Director, The Spatial Institute, Western Washington University
Stefan has been teaching GIS and Cartography courses (using ArcInfo, ArcView, ArcMap and now ArcGIS Pro) for over 15 years. Prior to joining the Spatial Institute at WWU he worked for Terralogic GIS and the Whatcom County Planning Dept. as GIS Analyst. He also teaches workshops for... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm AKDT