Esri is pleased to announce the beta release of ArcGIS Pro, which is a new ArcGIS for Desktop application that provides many exciting features. ArcGIS Pro is designed for GIS professionals who need to visualize, edit, and perform analysis—in both 2D and 3D. All current ArcGIS for Desktop customers are invited to download ArcGIS Pro and participate in its beta program.
Your work in ArcGIS Pro is organized into projects, which bring together all the resources you need to complete your GIS tasks. You can store as many maps and layouts as you need in the same project, and you can open multiple maps at once and view them side by side. You can package your projects to collaborate with others, or share your work as web maps and web layers. ArcGIS Pro can use local data, as well as content from your ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS organization.
ArcGIS Pro is a 64-bit, multi-threaded application with a modern user experience that runs on the Windows platform. The ribbon interface of ArcGIS Pro makes it easy to find the commands you need. Get started with ArcGIS Pro by working through the help system tutorials, or just jump in by creating a new project and adding data to it. You can also import your existing ArcGIS for Desktop documents into your project.
To download ArcGIS Pro, visit pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app, and sign in with your ArcGIS Online organizational account. Remember that all ArcGIS for Desktop customers on maintenance are entitled to an ArcGIS Online Organization Plan, so it’s time to register for it if you haven’t yet done so. You can install ArcGIS Pro alongside any release of ArcGIS for Desktop.
From the ArcGIS Pro home page, you can also access the product help system, view introductory videos, and engage with the forums. We want to know what you think of ArcGIS Pro. You can contact Esri Technical Support or your local distributor, if outside the United States, as well as post your feedback to the ArcGIS Pro user forums. Be sure to follow this blog and the @ArcGISPro Twitter account for announcement updates.