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Moving from ArcMap to Pro? Some resources that will help.

Blog Post created by bszukalski-esristaff Employee on Aug 22, 2017

Recently someone asked me for help moving from ArcMap to Pro, so I solicited colleagues at Esri for information and useful links. I totally understand the challenge. If you're like me, when you just have to get something done your go-to app just still might be ArcMap. It's a powerful, dependable, and capable desktop GIS, that will live on for a very long time. But there's plenty of reasons to migrate to Pro now.

 

You bet it takes a bit of time and relearning, and perhaps leaving the comfort of your existing workflows and well-worn workpaths. But the benefits are large, with many new features and capabilitiesnot to mention online integration. All of these make it a must-learn for every GIS professional.

 

While I can admit that I'll still be cranking up ArcMap often for well-worn workflows, I will also admit that I'm trying hard to find the time to relearn existing workflows in Pro, and learn new ones. And when I do, I'm pleasantly surprised. And the comments I get from the many users I interact with underscore the same, and that it's time to let go of the security of the ArcMap blankie...

 

 

So, here's a list of useful resources that will help you cross over to the other side. All are free, and freely available for you, and your colleagues, to use. Let's move on!

 

Terminology Guide:

http://www.esri.com/library/brochures/pdfs/arcgis-pro-terminology-guide.pdf

 

Quick Start tutorials:

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/pro-quickstart-tutorials.htm

 

Quick start tutorials on YouTube:

Introducing ArcGIS Pro - YouTube 

 

Videos and Know Before You Pro:

http://www.esri.com/en/arcgis/products/arcgis-pro/migrate

 

Migrate existing content into Pro:

http://www.esri.com/videos/watch?videoid=3894&isLegacy=true&title=migrate-your-content 

 

Esri Training: Going Pro: ArcGIS Pro Essentials for ArcMap Users

https://www.esri.com/training/catalog/590901ecdb250232197d2326/going-pro:-arcgis-pro-essentials-for-arcmap-users/ 

 

Blog posts:

https://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2015/08/14/migrate-your-content-into-arcgis-pro/

https://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2017/08/09/going-pro-your-guide-to-getting-up-and-running-with-arcgis-pro-in-a-redlands-minute/

http://communityhub.esriuk.com/geoxchange/2017/6/15/helpful-tips-and-tricks-for-transitioning-from-arcmap-to-arcgis-pro

 

Help doc:

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/get-started/migrate-to-arcgis-pro.htm

 

A story map compiling 11 free Pro lessons:

https://esripm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=e6ab98e5449d4a71a900c0c41a2c7220 

 

YouTube migration video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdlR85ME6to&list=PL1U1yOIVhnz8-m-j0yOYEBImsDjR4EPqh&index=5

 

Model builder migration:

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/analysis/geoprocessing/modelbuilder/modelbuilder-changes-in-arcgis-pro.htm

 

Misc:

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/projects/drawing-behavior-in-arcgis-pro.htm

 

Python migration:

http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/arcpy/get-started/python-migration-for-arcgis-pro.htm

 

If you have any more useful resources, comment and I'll add them to the list. Thanks!

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