Esri Publishes Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

Workbook Helps to Smooth the Transition between Software

REDLANDS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ArcGISlt;/agt;–Esri,
the global leader in location intelligence, today announced the
publication of Switching
to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

The workbook offers existing ArcMap users a road map to successfully
transition from using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software’s ArcMap
application to using the ArcGIS
application. For close to 20 years, many Esri software users
have become skilled in using ArcMap to create maps, perform spatial
analysis, manage geographic data, and then share the results. But ArcMap
is soon to be retired, and Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap
helps users retain that expertise as they switch to Esri’s next
generation ArcGIS Pro.

Best-selling GIS author Maribeth H. Price details the following benefits
of ArcGIS Pro:

  • Improved performance that takes advantage of multicore architecture.
  • Seamless integration of two- and three-dimensional visualization,
    analysis, and editing.
  • Improved flexibility in creating dynamic labels.
  • Creating multiple layouts based on the same map or maps.
  • Tight integration with ArcGIS Online, making it easier to share maps
    and map services.
  • A more modern and intuitive GUI.
  • Expanded use of defaults that can make life easier for inexperienced

The author walks readers through what the book describes as the salient
differences between ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro. Exercises help readers become
accustomed to those changes and get hands-on experience using the new
tools and workflows in ArcGIS Pro.

Readers will learn how to do the following:

  • Navigate and become familiar with the ribbon and tabs on the ArcGIS
    Pro graphical user interface (GUI).
  • Work with ArcGIS Pro projects—a new way of organizing datasets, maps,
    tools, and layers in one place.
  • Manage symbols, labels, and raster display.
  • Work with the new geoprocessing tools and tasks.
  • Manage tables, which differs from ArcMap in several ways.
  • Use a new editing interface.
  • Create multiple layouts from one map, something that could not be
    achieved using ArcMap.

Price points out the advantages of the ArcGIS Pro architecture,
interface, and workflows and offers tips on how to easily adapt to new
ways of doing things. While change is never easy, this book can make the
transition much smoother.

to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap
is available in print (ISBN:
9781589485440, 172 pages, US$49.99) and as an e-book (ISBN:
9781589485457, 172 pages, US$49.99). Both editions can be obtained from
most online retailers worldwide. The print edition is available for
purchase at
or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit
for complete ordering options, or visit
to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact
Esri book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

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