Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro: Second Edition

Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro: Second Edition

by Michael Law, Amy Collins

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In the tradition of the best-selling Getting to Know series, Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro , second edition teaches new and existing GIS users how to get started solving problems by visualizing, querying, creating, editing, analyzing, and presenting geospatial data in both 2D and 3D environments using ArcGIS Pro. This book teaches the basic functions and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro through practical project workflows and shows how to be productive with this essential component of the ArcGIS platform. The second edition has been updated for ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

Note: This e-book requires ArcGIS software. You can download the ArcGIS Trial at, contact your school or business Esri Site License Administrator, or purchase a student or individual license through theEsri Store.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781589485372
Publisher: Esri Press
Publication date: 01/24/2019
Series: Getting to Know ArcGIS Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 260,550
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael Law has worked professionally with GIS since 2004 when he began at Rand McNally Canada and later worked as a cartographer for Esri Press, where he developed cartography for books, and edited and tested GIS workbooks. Now based in Toronto, Canada, Law continues to work with GIS software, writing technical documentation, teaching training courses, and designing and optimizing user interfaces.

Amy Collins was first introduced to GIS in 2002 when she began working as a technical editor at Esri. There, she honed her GIS skills and cultivated an interest in designing effective instructional materials. Now a writer and editor based in Northern California, she continues to develop GIS materials, among other projects.

Law and Collins are the authors of two editions of Getting to Know ArcGIS for Desktop.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introducing GIS

Exercise 1a: Explore ArcGIS Online

Chapter 2 A first look at ArcGIS Pro

Exercise 2a: Learn some basics

Exercise 2b: Go beyond the basics

Exercise 2c: Experience 3D GIS

Chapter 3 Exploring geospatial relationships

Exercise 3a: Extract part of a dataset

Exercise 3b: Incorporate tabular data

Exercise 3c: Calculate data statistics

Exercise 3d: Connect spatial datasets

Chapter 4 Creating and editing spatial data

Exercise 4a: Build a geodatabase

Exercise 4b: Create features

Exercise 4c: Modify features

Chapter 5 Facilitating workflows

Exercise 5a: Manage a repeatable workflow using tasks

Exercise 5b: Create a geoprocessing model

Exercise 5c: Run a Python command and script tool

Chapter 6 Collaborative mapping

Exercise 6a: Prepare a database for data collection

Exercise 6b: Prepare a map for data collection

Exercise 6c: Collect data using Collector for ArcGIS

Chapter 7 Geoenabling your project

Exercise 7a: Prepare project data

Exercise 7b: Geocode location data

Exercise 7c: Use geoprocessing tools to analyze vector data

Chapter 8 Analyzing spatial and temporal patterns

Exercise 8a: Create a kernel density map

Exercise 8b: Perform a hot spot analysis

Exercise 8c: Explore the results in 3D

Exercise 8d: Animate the data

Chapter 9 Determining suitability

Exercise 9a: Prepare project data

Exercise 9b: Derive new surfaces

Exercise 9c: Create a weighted suitability model

Chapter 10 Presenting your project

Exercise 10a: Apply detailed symbology

Exercise 10b: Label features

Exercise 10c: Create a page layout

Exercise 10d: Share your project

Appendix A Image and data source credits

Appendix B Data license agreement


Task index

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