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February 21st, 2019
Esri Publishes Switching to ArcGIS Pro from ArcMap

REDLANDS, Calif.- 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 Pro 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 users.

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.

Switching 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 esri.com/esripress or by calling 1-800-447-9778. If outside the United States, visit esri.com/esripressorders for complete ordering options, or visit esri.com/distributors to contact your local Esri distributor. Interested retailers can contact Esri book distributor Ingram Publisher Services.

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available. Since 1969, Esri has helped customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Today, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including the world’s largest cities, most national governments, 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at esri.com.

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