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Migrating or making the switch to Pro doesn’t need to be scary or intimidating, although it does seem that users have been somewhat slow or apprehensive to make the switch. ArcGIS Pro is included with ArcMap as a part of ArcGIS Desktop. This 64-bit addition to the ArcGIS Desktop collection of applications lets you render and process your data faster than ever.
So why should you consider migrating to ArcGIS Pro? There are many benefits ArcGIS Pro brings to the table. Here are a few of them according to Esri:
- ArcGIS Pro features a modern ribbon-based user interface, 2D and 3D views, multithreaded geoprocessing, support for multiple maps and layouts, and more (see image below)
- 2D and 3D maps that you create in ArcGIS Pro can easily be shared as web maps and web scenes to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise
- you can customize ArcGIS Pro in numerous ways to fit your needs. Create Tasks in Pro to streamline repeatable workflows, automate your work with Python and more
- ArcGIS Pro has many capabilities beyond ArcMap including better 3D visualization
- There are SO many great learning materials for ArcGIS Pro, and a lot of them are free – be sure to check out ArcGIS Pro lessons.
- ArcGIS Pro doesn’t cost anything extra! It is included with ArcGIS Desktop, which also includes ArcMap and ArcCatalog
- The majority of the ArcGIS Desktop extensions are available in ArcGIS Pro. These include 3D Analyst, Data Interoperability, Data Reviewer, Geostatistical Analyst and more
- You can import your ArcMap documents directly into ArcGIS Pro projects. To learn how, try the Import an ArcMap document tutorial
- The majority of geoprocessing tools that are available in ArcMap are also in ArcGIS Pro
“I think the coolest thing about ArcGIS Pro is the tighter integration with ArcGIS Online, the ability to work side-by-side with 2D and 3D data, and the ability to access and use a wealth of ready-to-use-apps!” Chris North, Director of Solutions for Esri Canada
For more tips and resources to assist you in making the switch to Pro continue Reading
Administrators of Orgs using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online should also consider adopting Admin Tools, now at version 1.1, to assist them in managing their users and being more productive.
Source: GEO Jobe
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