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:


Quick Start tutorials:


Quick start tutorials on YouTube:

Introducing ArcGIS Pro - YouTube 


Videos and Know Before You Pro:


Migrate existing content into Pro: 


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


Blog posts:


Help doc:


A story map compiling 11 free Pro lessons: 


YouTube migration video:


Model builder migration:




Python migration:


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