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Stay up to date with GIS best practices by transitioning to ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro has been around for a few years now. Many ArcMap users have successfully made the switch and are proud to have taken the time to learn to work better in ArcGIS Pro. If you haven’t migrated from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro yet, it’s time to start your ArcGIS Pro learning journey to stay current on GIS best practices. To help you with that and make your transition a success, let’s review the available resources.

When people ask questions about the transition from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro, they often ask about the licensing options for ArcGIS Pro. In a web-connected environment, ArcGIS Pro can be activated using the user’s identity in the ArcGIS system. This is new compared to how ArcMap was activated. Watch the following short videos that demystify how licensing for ArcGIS Pro works.

Once your installation of ArcGIS Pro is ready to use, take the time to learn about it before trying to complete the same workflows you used to use in ArcMap. The same goes if you’re planning a migration for a group of users. It’s best to understand the new approaches first to be able to change old habits and adopt new ones with an open mind. Adopting new software sounds simple, but it can be a daunting task for some.

To minimize the learning curve, I have a few options to suggest.

Train with us

Our instructors have been helping hundreds of users transition to ArcGIS Pro. Instructor-led training lets you get your questions answered as they come up and apply your newfound knowledge in guided hands-on exercises. You’ll receive instructor support and a good head start with the following course:

Train on your own

If you prefer learning by yourself, or want a complement to the instructor-led course above, the training resources below can be very useful:

If you still have unanswered questions, start by reviewing this blog post, which is a summary of the questions we received during one of our past webinars. You can also access the webinar recording from this post to hear all the details that were discussed.

For more support, don’t hesitate to contact your representative. They will work with you to find the answer you need to move forward.

Staying current with GIS best practices can help simplify your workflows and make your life easier. But don’t forget to give yourself time to adjust. Most importantly, have fun. ArcGIS Pro is about making GIS more fun, so get started soon!

This post was translated to French and can be viewed here.

About the Author

Carole Arseneau is a Market Research Specialist at Esri Canada. Over the years, she has advised customers from all industries on how to leverage GIS in their organizations. More recently, she’s been conducting market research to uncover details about the various jobs our customers do each day in various industries. This will help inform Esri Canada’s corporate strategy and better support our customers. Carole holds a Market Research certificate from the University of California, Davis, a GIS certificate from Florida State College in Jacksonville and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Laval University in Québec City. Being by the water has always made her feel at home and has given her inspiration to keep a positive outlook in life.

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