ArcGIS Pro Shorts Series: Designing and Building Layouts

The new ArcGIS Pro Shorts Series is a series of short, 4 hour (1/2 day) classes designed with a focus on a specific ArcGIS Pro topic. These classes provide a more focused, deep-dive study into a variety of topics.

A layout is a structure in ArcGIS Pro that can be used for creating presentation quality maps for printing, potting, professional publication, or presentation.  Layouts can include maps, called map frames when added to a layout, along with legends, north arrows, scale bars, scale text, charts, tables, logos, pictures, and more.  Layouts allow for a wide latitude in the design process, and can be designed in many different ways.

In this class you will learn how to create layouts in ArcGIS Pro projects, add a variety of elements including map frames, legends, north arrows, scale bars, text, charts, graphs, tables, and more. You’ll also learn how to use built in layout templates to make the process of designing a layout simple and efficient. Each element that you add to a layout can be configured using element properties. We’ll discuss these element properties and a variety of ways ArcGIS Pro provides for making changes specific to your needs. You’ll also learn how to import layouts you’ve created in ArcMap into ArcGIS Pro as well as how to export your layouts from ArcGIS Pro to a variety of shareable formats.

  • Module 1: Layout Fundamentals
  • Module 2: Creating a Layout
  • Module 3: Element Properties
  • Module 4: Importing and Exporting Layouts

4 GISP Credit Hours

Intended Audience

This course is intended for students who have some knowledge of ArcGIS Pro, and are looking to expand their knowledge of various labeling techniques for vector layers. Students should have some prior working experience with ArcGIS Pro and/or have taken our Learning ArcGIS Pro 1 class.

Software Requirements

Students will need to have ArcGIS Pro (any license level) installed on their computers and have a valid login. This should be verified prior to the start of class.

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