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Based on Feedback from the USGS GIS Community of practice, CDI and EGIS have arranged a webinar hosted by USGS EGIS and Esri on transitioning from ArcGIS Desktop to ArcGIS Pro

When: Wednesday April 25 at 1:00 Eastern, 10:00 Pacific (90 Minutes)

Where: Denver Federal Center and online at (US: +1 646 876 9923, Meeting ID: 500 642 489). If you are in the Denver area we would encourage you to attend in person at the Federal Center Room Building 810, Columbine Room (Rm 1000, in the southwest corner). In other locations, please congregate where possible.

Who: Demo by Esri Solution Engineer James Sill and Stephen Zahniser; USGS Andy Lamotte, Leslie Hsu, Roland Viger and Shane Wright

Slido information:, Event code #E982 to ask questions or up-vote during the event.

Recording: 180425-ArcGIS-Pro_3840x2160.mp4

Questions and Attendance:

In an effort to answer as many questions as efficiently as possible, we would like to collect questions ahead of time and provide those to Esri. If you have a question and/or plan on attending in person please fill out this short Google Form by April 20. The webinar will be recorded and posted after the presentation.


I. Introduction

  1. Discussion of Usage Statistics – who is switching to Pro and why
  2. Overview of release cycle
  3. Current Release (2.1.x)

II. Overview of User Interface and Architecture

  1. Multithreaded, 64 bit Architecture and what it means for the software
  2. Ribbon and Tab organization of user interface for accessing tools, data, etc
  3. Project based structure
  4. aprx vs legacy .mxd
  5. Workflow changes as compared to ArcMap

 III. Integration with WebGIS

  1. WebGIS Architecture (AGOL and Enterprise)
  2. ArcGIS Pro as a desktop Web Client

IV. Demo

  1. Tour of the user interface, logging into a portal, managing named user licenses through AGOL and ArcGIS Enterprise
  2. Analysis workflow with Northridge Earthquake data
  3. Managing publishing and sharing workflows for ArcGIS Pro generated content
  4. Short discussion of Jupyter Notebook Integration with Pro and ArcGIS Python API          

V.  Common Questions

  1. Is ArcGIS Pro a replacement for Arcmap?
  2. Can I publish directly to an ArcGIS Server site from Pro?
  3. What are the system requirements?
  4. Change management for Enterprise GIS

IV. Q and A

If you have any questions please contact (Shane Wright,

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