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TeachMeGIS curriculum, KCGIS Center instructor

Two-Day Class
15 hours

Registration & fee required

Continuing education units (CEUs): 1.5

GISCI educational achievement points: 0.375


Online via Zoom. All registered attendees will be sent a Zoom invitation.

October 19–20, 2021 King County staff and the public: Register | Register Online
Eligible public employees in Washington:  Class info | How to register

GIS Software Used

ArcGIS Pro version 2.x

For online sessions of this class, students must have ArcGIS Pro installed on their computer before class starts.


With fast processing, enhanced 3D capabilities, and a whole new interface, ArcGIS Pro, Esri's next-generation GIS software, promises a wealth of potential for experienced GIS users. This class is designed to help existing ArcMap users get up and running in Pro as quickly as possible. Become familiar with the new project structure, understand the intuitive and dynamic interface structure, and learn how to do all of your favorite tasks in a whole new way. 


Those who are comfortable with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap) and want to learn how to use ArcGIS Pro, Esri's next-generation GIS software, in order to incorporate it as part of their overall GIS arsenal. 

Topics Covered

Day 1
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro
    • An overview of the ArcGIS platform and how ArcGIS Pro fits
    • Opening and navigating a project in the software
  • Starting Your Project
    • Create a project and add maps and data
    • Work with layers in the new environment of ribbons, panes, and views
  • Working with Layers
    • Set transparency and scale dependency
    • Create unique value and graduated color legends
    • Label maps
  • Connecting to a Portal
    • Explore the relationship between ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online/Portal
    • Learn how to share content between them
Day 2
  • Working in 3D
    • Convert 2D maps to 3D maps
    • Understand the difference between 3D in Pro compared to 3D Analyst in ArcMap
  • Analysis and Geoprocessing
    • Organization and functionality of analysis tools in Pro
    • Geoprocessing and Network Analyst tools, ModelBuilder, Python, and raster functions
  • Managing and Editing Data
    • Editing environment and capabilities
    • Editing tab and the Create Features and Modify Features panes
  • Layouts
    • Compare layout capabilities in ArcGIS Pro with ArcMap
    • Create multiple layouts within a project, 3D map frames, and more

    Prerequisites and Recommendations

    Attendees should have knowledge of Microsoft Windows® and have a comfortable working knowledge of the use of ArcGIS Desktop, including the topics covered in both the Fundamentals of ArcGIS and Intermediate GIS Concepts classes.

    What You Will Receive

    • 15 hours of instruction from a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT).
    • Classroom sessions: use of a student PC while in class, with appropriate GIS software and access to training data.
    • Online sessions: attendees must provide own computer and ArcGIS Pro software, appropriate Student license and access to training data will be provided.
    • A TeachMeGIS student workbook (to keep) which includes the lecture slides, exercises, and a DVD of the training data.
    • Upon completion, a signed completion certificate which will indicate the CEUs (1.5) and GISCI points (0.375) earned.
    • KCGIS Center’s 30 for 30 Support—30 minutes of phone, email, or face-to-face support within 30 days after class completion. This is our commitment to you to help ensure that you can apply your new GIS skills successfully.