Course Description

Course ID: 
Technical / Software

This 3-day, hands-on class introduces participants to the environmental applications of ESRI's new ArcGIS PRO software. All attendees will have their own workstation with ArcGIS Pro and applicable plugins.


The course will build upon a discussion of general concepts and vocabulary to form a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS Pro’s functions and uses in the environmental field. Each participant will have their own computer workstation to create, edit, display and analyze real world environmental data during numerous hands-on exercises. Course exercises build from foundation concepts to increasingly complex spatial analysis and in-depth projects.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a conceptual overview of GIS and spatial analysis to environmental data

  • Understand and utilize the fundamental capabilities of ArcGIS Pro

  • Conduct spatial analysis using ArcGIS Pro

  • Use common geoprocessing tools such as buffers, unions, intersections, and clips

  • Identify and analyze spatial relationships between layers of geographic data

  • Perform complex relational database queries

  • Generate presentation-quality maps


Basic understanding of computer operations.

Attendees will receive a PDF workbook containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

This hands-on course is intended for environmental and graphics professionals involved in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of spatially related data. Attendees will learn the uses and capabilities of ArcGIS Pro by working first-hand on sample scenarios. Previous GIS experience is not required.


More Information

Course Topics

  • Overview of ArcGIS Pro
  • Pro User Interface: Ribbon, Panes, and Views
  • Map, Layout, Catalog, and Model Panes
  • Adding Data to a Map
  • Data Management and Metadata
  • Querying and Selecting Geographic Features
  • Symbolizing Geographic Features
  • Labeling Geographic Features
  • Working with Feature Attributes
  • Editing Geographic Features and Attributes
  • Common Geoprocessing Tools
  • Intermediate and Advanced Spatial Analysis Concepts
  • Introduction to Extensions including the Spatial Analyst
  • Creating and Sharing Cartographic Products

What to Bring

Pen or pencil and paper to take notes. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. You will be on your own for lunch.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

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