Getting Started with ArcGIS Arcade

Introduction

Arcade is a response to a common problem.  How do you display data when there is no column in the schema containing that data?  Up until now, if the map layer you are working with did not have exactly the right attribute data you need, you had two choices: alter the underlying data or bring in the services of an application developer.

ArcGIS Arcade is an expression language with a simple scripting syntax that enables you to manipulate your existing data to generate new information based on it.  While this sort of functionality has always been available in certain Esri products – most notably ArcGIS Desktop – the aim behind Arcade is to make it available everywhere in the ArcGIS platform, and for it to work identically in all environments.

You can almost think of Arcade as “Excel for ArcGIS”.  In much the same way as Excel lets you write formula to work with spreadsheet data, Arcade lets you do the same with map data.  In the initial release of Arcade, you can create and reference geometries.  In future releases, other geometry functions may be added allowing you to calculate areas and lengths, and perform simple overlay operations in more complex expressions.

Course Modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to ArcGIS Arcade
  • Module 2: Writing Your First Expression
  • Module 3: The Arcade Expression Language: Structure
  • Module 4: The Arcade Expression Language: Data Types
  • Module 5: The Arcade Expression Language: Functions
  • Module 6: The Arcade Visualization Profile
  • Module 7: The Arcade Labeling Profile
  • Module 8: Conclusion

8 GISP Credit Hours

Course Formats and Pricing

Available Anytime!

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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Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.

Upcoming Sessions

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Our instructor guided, online classes are conducted through our online training platform.  All lectures are pre-recorded so that you can progress through the materials at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercises.  You will have access to the instructor via email, phone, or chat if you have questions or problems.  The instructor will be in weekly contact with the students in each class session.  Our goal is to get everyone through the materials during the session dates. However, access to the course materials never expires so if you don’t finish during the session dates you will still have access to the materials.

Upcoming Sessions

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Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day.  Classes are delivered via GoToTraining.  You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

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