Migrating to ArcGIS Pro for Foresters: Basic Short Course (Cohort 3)

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Course information

The purpose of this class it to equip foresters and natural resource professions to make a successful transition from Esri’s ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. This class differentiates itself from others because the content and exercises focuses purely on forestry related applications and skills.  Upon completion, creating and sharing the best timber type maps, and more, will be done with confidence and skill.

Is this course for you?

This course is intended for users of Esri's ArcMap who want to successfully transition to using it's replacement, ArcGIS Pro. This is for you if you are already familiar with GIS and Esri’s ArcMap at a basic license and skill level. Eligible course participants are to have ArcMap already installed and available (to migrate Personnel GDB to File GDB). Participants must have a computer that meets the system requirement of Esri’s ArcGIS Pro and have it installed. These are required to successfully complete this short course. 

Open registration

Registration remains open through February 24, 11:59 pm ET or until course capacity of 50 is filled. Once this cohort is filled, registrations will be directed to the next cohort in April.

$170 for SAF Members

$250 for Non-members

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Course start date

Course content will be accessible starting February 22, 2022.

Course access 

Course access will remain open through April 10, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET unless notified otherwise. 

Course pace

This course is self-paced with an expected completion time of just over 7.5 hours. There are four sections, which are intended to be completed over the course of 4 weeks.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this short course, you will be able to:

1. Compare and contrast ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro.

2. Import existing ArcMap map projects (*.mxd) files into ArcGIS Pro.

3. Edit GIS layers in ArcGIS Pro.

4. Demonstrate the use of layouts and templates to create and share maps.

5. Migrate ArcMap workflows to ArcGIS Pro.

6. Implement a variety of additional ArcGIS Pro features.

Rubric

Successful completion of the course is measured by your ability to complete each component and passing the quiz at the end of each section.  The passing score for the quiz is 100%. You have unlimited attempts to pass the quiz.  

Course Evaluation

Participant feedback is appreciated to help the course curators and subject matter experts continually improve the course for future participants.

CFEs

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 7.5 CFEs in Category 1. CFEs will automatically be added to your CFE record located on www.eforester.org.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of this course and course evaluation, participants may download and print a certificate verifying completion of the course and earning CFEs. CFEs will be uploaded to participant CFE records by the end of the day (11:59 pm ET).

Get Started or Return to Place in Course

Once you are registered for the course, access this course within your MY DASHBOARD. You can pause at any point during the course and you can return right where you last left off. Simply select where you last left off and then keep on working your way through the course.

Course Resources

Additional course resources are available within the Contents tab course sections.

Need Help?

For ForestEd questions, visit FAQs or email cf@safnet.org. For questions about this course's content email Mark Books at mbooks@lmssmail.com. For technical assistance, go to help.commpartners.com for self troubleshooting and/or live chat, or you can email cf@safnet.org.

Refund

This is a non-refundable item. Please view FAQs for additional information.

Mark Books

Geospatial Services Manager

Landmark Spatial Solutions, LLC

Mark is a Certified Forester of the geospatial variety and has applied these skills for over 25 years to research and forest management, including prescribed burning. He brings his experience to assist fellow foresters and natural resource managers in using geospatial technology to enhance their work. Further desiring to set up forestry and foresters for success, Mark has also been an executive volunteer in his role as President and Co-founder of the Esri Forestry Group since 2008. He is passionate about trees in both a professional sense and how they interweave into everyday life including faith. Mark received a B.S. in Forestry from both Northland College and Michigan Tech University. And he received an M.S. in Forestry (with an emphasis in Remote Sensing and GIS) from Michigan Tech University.

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ESRI's ArcGIS Pro Install
Select the "Install ArcGIS Pro" button to begin.
Select the "Install ArcGIS Pro" button to begin. Before proceeding be sure to complete the installation of ESRI's ArcGIS Pro. Note the system requirements. If you have already completed this step prior to this course, simply select the button labelled "Install ArcGIS Pro" to proceed to the next step.
Account Set Up and ArcGIS Online (AGOL)
Select the "AGOL Account Setup" button to begin.
Select the "AGOL Account Setup" button to begin. If you haven't yet, set up your esri accounts set up, both "My esri" and "ArcGIS Online." If you have these set up already, have the associated login credentials (username/password) available. Review AGOL account information to help you get started. If you already have your "My esri" and "ArcGIS Online" accounts set up, simply select the button labeled "AGOL Account Setup" to proceed to the next step in the course.
ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide
Select the "ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide" button to begin.
Select the "ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide" button to begin. Review this guide. You will need your AGOL login credentials (username/password) to access this guide. This resource is utilized throughout the course to support your success. Now is a good time to become familiar with it. Select the button labelled "ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide."
Guided Support
03/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/15/2022 at 2:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes Work through the course content at your pace. Whether you haven't started yet, you're stuck, making your way through the course seamlessly, or done, you are invited and encouraged to connect with course instructor, Mark Books, to access live virtual guided support to help you succeed in migrating to GISPro.
Plot Allocation Tutorial - Fishnet Tool
Open to view video.
Open to view video. As mentioned in this course's live support session, this brief tutorial will walk you through the allocation of plots via the fishnet tool on a provided stand layer.
Class Introduction
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Get excited about this migration! Upon successful completion of this component, you will be able to compare and contrast ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro. Select the button labelled "View Video."
Section 1: Introduction
ArcGIS Pro Introduction - Part 1
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
ArcGIS Pro Introduction - Part 2
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Essential ArcGIS Pro licensing vocabulary
Select the "Glossary" button to begin.
Select the "Glossary" button to begin. Verify your recollection and understanding of the vocabulary related to the ArcGIS Pro License. Select the button labelled "Glossary."
Video: Named User Licensing in ArcGIS Pro
Select the "Watch Video" button to begin.
Select the "Watch Video" button to begin. Select the button labeled "Watch Video" to view this short animation about named user licensing.
Geoprocessing Tools
Select the "Tools" button to begin.
Select the "Tools" button to begin. Some ArcMap tools are not available in ArcGIS Pro. However, scope out the alternatives to support you in your work. Select the button labeled "Tools."
Hard Drive Space
Open to download resource.
Open to download resource. Make sure your hard drive has adequate space to support your work. Select the button labelled "Download Hard Drive Space" to learn which folders in your hard drive you should initiate your assessment and clean out.
Section 1 Quiz
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
Section 1 Discussion
Make 1 discussion post to continue.
Make 1 discussion post to continue. Please provide at least one response to the following question: What layer(s) from AGOL and or The Living Atlas are you most interested in using in your work and why? Submit your response once you enter in the discussion thread.
Section 2 Getting to know ArcGIS Pro better
Getting to know ArcGIS Pro better - Importing a MXD into Pro
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Upon successful completion of this component, you will be able to: 2. Import existing ArcMap map projects (*.mxd) files into ArcGIS Pro
Section 2 Quiz
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/4 points to pass Select the button labelled "Take Quiz."
Section 3: Editing & Digitizing
Editing & Digitizing
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Upon successful completion of this component, you will be able to edit GIS layers in ArcGIS Pro. Select button labelled "View Video."
Esri Training Academy: ArcGIS Pro Editing Essentials
Select the "Esri Academy" button to begin.
Select the "Esri Academy" button to begin. Complete this 1 hour training accessible through Esri Academy. Select the button labeled "Esri Academy". Login using your Esri login credentials (username/password). Enter the training seminar name "ArcGIS Pro Editing Essentials" into the catalog search. Select the "+" on the Esri Academy seminar to add to your Esri Learning Plan so you can easily access when you pause and return to this seminar. Complete this Esri seminar in entirety prior to proceeding through the next component of the course on ForestEd.
Esri Training Academy: Editing Basics in ArcGIS Pro
Select the "Esri Training Academy" button to begin.
Select the "Esri Training Academy" button to begin. Complete this 2 hour training accessible through Esri Academy. Select the button labeled "Esri Academy". Login using your Esri login credentials (username/password). Enter the web course name "Editing Basics in ArcGIS Pro" into the catalog search. Select the "+" on the Esri Academy web course to add to your Esri Learning Plan so you can easily access when you pause and return at your convenience. Complete this Esri web course in entirety prior to proceeding through the next component of the course on ForestEd.
Editing Overview
Select the "Editing Overview" button to begin.
Select the "Editing Overview" button to begin.
Saving Edits Settings
Select the "Saving Edits" button to begin.
Select the "Saving Edits" button to begin.
Create a Group Template
Select the "Group Template" button to begin.
Select the "Group Template" button to begin.
Create a Preset Template
Select the "Preset Template" button to begin.
Select the "Preset Template" button to begin.
Cut Island in Polygon
Select the "Island Cut" button to begin.
Select the "Island Cut" button to begin.
Section 3 Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  5/5 points to pass Select the button labelled "Take Quiz."
Section 4: Layouts & Templates
Layouts & Templates
Open to view video.
Open to view video. Upon successful completion of this component, you will be able to: (1) use layouts and templates to create and share maps, and (2) successfully migrate ArcMap workflows to ArcGIS Pro and start taking advantage of ArcGIS Pro features. Select the button labelled "View Video."
Video: Make a Layout in ArcGIS Pro
Select the "View Video" button to begin.
Select the "View Video" button to begin.
Make a Layout
Select the "Layout" button to begin.
Select the "Layout" button to begin.
Styles
Select the "ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide" button to begin.
Select the "ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide" button to begin. Review page 10 of the ArcGIS Pro Migration Guide.
Frequently Asked Questions
Select the "ArcGIS Pro FAQs" button to begin.
Select the "ArcGIS Pro FAQs" button to begin.
Expanded FAQs
Select the "Expanded FAQs" button to begin.
Select the "Expanded FAQs" button to begin.
Representative Fraction (RF)
Select the "RF" button to begin.
Select the "RF" button to begin.
Section 4 Quiz
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
2 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/2 points to pass
Course Evaluation & CFEs
Evaluation
6 Questions
6 Questions Please complete this course evaluation to help inform continuous improvements to this virtual workshop and future programming.
CFEs & Certificate
7.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available
7.50 CAT1 credits  |  Certificate available CFEs will be automatically uploaded to your SAF CFE record. Download a certificate for your records if needed.