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ArcGIS Pro Tutorial for Beginners

ArcGIS Pro is the latest Professional desktop GIS application from ESRI.

Use ArcGIS Proand Explore, Visualize, and Analyze Data; create 2D Maps and 3D Scenes.

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Create a project In ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro, maps and data are usually organized in a project. Before begin map, you’ll create a project.

1. Click Map > The Create a New Project window appears. By default, projects are saved in a new folder, unchecking Create a new folder for this project.

2. Write Name > Browse folder > Click OK.

create new project in arcgis pro

The project is created with a map showing the World. In ArcGIS Pro, maps are made up of layers of Geographic data.

On either side of the map are panes, By default the Contents and Catalog window panes are open. it’s not show, select View tab and open it.

The Contents pane lists the layers on the map and the Catalog pane lists all files associated with the project.

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Navigate Place or Location

Find any place to easy, click the Map tab. In the Inquiry group, click the Locate button.

The Locate pane appears, you can search for and navigate to geographic locations, including countries, cities, and street addresses. In the Locate pane, in the search bar, type location name and press Enter.

search place in arcgis pro

Add Data

You can add many data it’s store into ArcGIS Portal on your computer.

1. Select Add Data > Data, in the Add Data window open, under Portal, click All Portal. Search Portal box, type your required data (ex. California owner). All the has listed, select (California Jurisdictional Dams) and Ok.

add data

2. Data is already added, now you can Customize or Edit symbol. Just click to a symbol (California Jurisdictional Dams symbol) open Symbology pane.

3. The Symbology pane appears You can choose from a Gallery of default symbols or customize a symbol. Click Properties> select Layers, customize everything (style, font, color, size, etc).

customize in arcgis pro

You’ll change the Basemap to one that emphasizes your data. Change Basemap to more clearly symbol and also the ground point.

On the Map tab, in the Layer group, click Basemap and choose Basemap.

basemap

Proximity Analysis

Geoprocessing Tool operates on a dataset. In ArcGIS Pro, there are hundreds of Geoprocessing tools, encompassing a wide variety of operations.

1. On the ribbon, click the Analysis tab. In the Geoprocessing group, click Tools.

geoprocessing in arcgis pro

2. The Geoprocessing pane open, in the search bar, type Buffer, because I can perform Buffer Analysis. In the list of results, select buffer > buffer pane appears > fill all the required box and Run.

buffer in arcgis pro

Label features

In the Contents pane, click the layer to select it. On the ribbon, click the Labeling tab. Inside the Layer group, click the Label button. 

Label Class group, for Field, choose field name and customize other options.

labeling

Create Feature class

1. Before you can work to ArcMap, it’s almost the same to Create Feature class, Add Feature everything. 

You’ll create a new project (Arcgis pro tutorial) that already automatically creates a Geodatabase (.gdb) file.

Now Catalog pane, navigate your Folder right-click .gdb file (Arcgis pro tutorial.gdb)> choose New select > Feature class.

feature class

2. The create feature class appears, write NameAlias, and most important type of your feature class (polygon, line, point, etc).

You can also set Add field, Spatial reference, Tolerance, etc to click Next button and Finish.

set feature class

Digitize Feature and Customize

1. Feature class creates is done, Drag it and add to Contents pane. Now select the Edit tab, choose to Create ribbon, create a feature window is appears and start Digitize.

create feature and snapping setting in arcgis pro

2. Remember one thing, setting Snapping option (snapping is on, xy tolerance 10 pixels).

Perform digitize then you can edit any features, use the Modify toolbar.

Select a particular feature, Modify features window is open and many options are available to edit features.

modify feature

Create a Layout

1. On the Ribbon, click the Insert tab and click the New Layout button and choose the layout page dimension (8.5×11 in. landscape).

page set up

Now open a new layout tap, you can also set a Guides to butter orientation of map layout.

2. Right-click to Ruler bar(scale bar), add guides and set orientationplacement, and margin and then click ok.

add guides
map frame

3. Now add to map, on the Insert tab click map frame button, select your map and drag and adjust it your layout page.

If you already add a map, you can see the map frame layer is add on your contents page.

4. Add a map to frame, active to map help to zoom in and zoom out and scroll to map. On the Ribbon, click the Layout tab and select Active

Anytime you can change this activation, select the Layout tab, and choose close Activation.

activate map frame
close activation

Add all the necessary elements, like Title, Seale bar Legend, North arrow, etc.

5. On the Insert tab, under map surrounds group creates Legend, Seale bar, North arrow, Chart, etc.

The Text group writes any text and Heading.

You can create any graphs or add a picture it’s available on the Graphics group.

add layout features

6. Add elements, like Legend now customized it. Right-click legend box > properties> open a format legend window. Now you can format all the fields(change font color style etc).

format legend in arcgis pro

All are customization is complete now Export Layout.

7. On the Ribbon, click the Share tab. In the Export group, click Layout.

The Export pane appears choose an image File format. For Name, browse to your preferred output location and write the file name.

Click Export (you can also set Resolution and color mode).

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