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CANCELLED - Intro to ArcGIS Pro

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LOW NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS. If you are interested in learning more about ArcGIS Pro or GIS in general, please email askdata@duke.edu and we would be happy to set up an in-person demonstration or consultation.

[In-person] ArcGIS Pro is the newer alternative interface to the tried-and-true ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap), with essentially the same functions, but with more of a MS-Office feel. As a native 64-bit program, it also has superior performance. There are a few nice feature enhancements such as multiple layouts in a single project, and it's more fully integrated with ArcGIS Online (see schedule for workshops on ArcGIS Online or on StoryMaps).

ArcGIS Pro can help you analyze or visualize digital data that has a locational component, and we'll discuss starting points for obtaining data. Examples will focus on social science data and feature (vector) layers, but attendees are encouraged to ask questions regarding their own needs and will be welcome to make one-on-one appointments later for more focused instruction. This is an introductory class, and it's not necessary to be familiar with GIS software beforehand.

This workshop will be held in person in Bostock Library (room 023, in the basement corridor leading to Perkins), but may move to virtual depending on Duke Coronavirus policies, health or equipment considerations. Please watch your email for updates. All participants are required to follow current Duke Coronavirus policies to attend the workshop.

There 15 computers available, and attendees are welcome to bring laptops if they've loaded necessary software. Attendees using their own computers should have access to ArcGIS Pro. These are the options for Duke affiliates:

  1. OIT Download: Current Duke University students, faculty, and staff can get a free copy to install on their own Windows computer, or a Mac with virtual machine software installed (e.g., VMware or Parallels).
  2. Virtual Computing Manager (VCM) from Duke's Office of Information Technology (OIT) allows Duke users to check out a virtual machine with ArcGIS installed and connect via a remote connection.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS

Related LibGuide: ArcGIS Pro Introduction by Mark Thomas

Thursday, September 23, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus
Data and Visualization  
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Mark Thomas
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