New Book: Learning ArcGIS Pro

A new book from Tripp Corbin entitled Learning ArcGIS Pro focuses on Esri’s newest desktop application for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data.  A GIS professional with a great passion for learning, Tripp makes learning this new application straightforward and compelling.   Tripp is the CEO and a cofounder of eGIS Associates, Inc., and has over 20 years of surveying, mapping, and GIS-related experience.  The book comes with a set of data that you download so you can get started using real data in ArcGIS Pro, right away.  The book is also available as a Kindle e-book from Amazon and a PDF e-book from Packt Publishing.

ArcGIS Pro is Esri’s newest desktop GIS application with powerful tools for visualizing, maintaining, and analyzing data. ArcGIS Pro makes use of the modern ribbon interface and 64-bit processing to increase the speed and efficiency of using GIS. It allows users to create amazing maps in both 2D and 3D quickly and easily.

This book takes you from software installation to performing geospatial analysis. You will start by learning how to download and install the software, then after learning the interface, you create a new GIS Project, learn how to construct 2D and 3D maps including layers, symbology, and labeling. Next, you learn how to access and use analysis tools to answer real-world questions.  Lastly, you will learn how processes can be automated and standardized in ArcGIS Pro using Tasks, Models, and Python Scripts.

I like the way Tripp has organized his book:  His 300 pages and 11 chapters are full of hands-on exercises.  Yes, an answer key is included!  For key reasons to consider using ArcGIS Pro in education, see my colleague Brendan O’Neill’s post.  Consider using this resource and I look forward to your feedback below.

Learning ArcGIS Pro - New book from Tripp Corbin

Learning ArcGIS Pro – New book from Tripp Corbin.

Joseph Kerski

About Joseph Kerski

Joseph Kerski is a geographer who believes that spatial analysis through digital mapping can transform education and society through better decision-making using the geographic perspective. He serves on the Esri education team and is active in GIS communication and outreach, creates GIS-based curriculum, conducts research in the effectiveness of GIS in education, teaches online and face-to-face courses on spatial thinking and analysis, and fosters partnerships to support GIS in formal and informal education at all levels, internationally. He is the co-author of Spatial Mathematics, The Essentials of the Environment, The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data, and other books. Follow him on Twitter @josephkerski
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