ArcGIS Pro Shorts Series – Labeling Features


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.

Labeling can be defined as the process of automatically generating and placing descriptive text for features in maps.  A label is a piece of text on the map that is dynamically placed and whose text string is derived from one or more feature attributes.

In this class you’ll learn basic and advanced techniques for labeling vector feature classes using the ArcGIS Pro Maplex Labeling Engine. In the first half of the class you’ll learn basic labeling tasks including how to apply label symbols and define label properties as well as place labels relative to features. You’ll also learn how to control label visibility with scale ranges.

In the second half of the class you’ll learn how to define dynamic label expressions using the Arcade programming language, limit feature labeling with SQL clauses, and use advanced Maplex functionality to control label position, fitting strategy, and conflict resolution.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Labeling in ArcGIS Pro
  • Module 2: Advanced Labeling Properties
  • Module 3: Labeling Properties at the Map Level
  • Module 4: Creating and Using Label Classes

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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Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:00 – 1:00 Central time. Classes are delivered via GoToTraining. You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.


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Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.

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