Introduction to ModelBuilder for ArcGIS Pro


Geoprocessing is an essential aspect of GIS that provides the ability to analyze and process geographic data. Geoprocessing tools can be accessed in ArcGIS Pro via the Geoprocessing pane, ModelBuilder, or Python scripts. ArcGIS ModelBuilder allows users with little to no programming skills to develop automated data processing routines within ArcGIS using a graphical interface with no programming involved.

ArcGIS Pro ModelBuilder provides a graphical modeling framework for designing and implementing geoprocessing models that can include system tools, scripts, other models, and data that are linked together to form an analysis or processing workflow. Because ModelBuilder uses a graphical interface that is integrated with ArcGIS Pro, users can create Models without the need of learning a programming language. However a model can be extended using Python scripts.

This class introduces student to ModelBuilder and how it can be used to create automated routines and workflows. Students learn how to create, use and share interactive models within the ArcGIS platform. They also learn how to document models so others can use them for their intended purposes. Lastly students are shown how models may be exported as images or python scripts.

Course Modules

  • Introduction to ModelBuilder
  • Making a Model Interactive
  • Controlling Model Processes
  • Process Flow, Batch Processing, Iterations
  • Model Documentation

8 GISP Credit Hours

Intended Audience

This course is intended for students who have migrated to ArcGIS Pro and want to automate geoprocessing tasks without having to learn Python.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students will need to be assigned an ArcGIS Pro Basic or higher license from their organization prior to class which can be accessed from the web. This should be verified prior to the start of class.

None at this time

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 also need to purchase the exercise book separately for this class.

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.

None at this time

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

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