Migrating to ArcGIS Pro

The coming of ArcGIS Pro in the ArcGIS Suit has caused some confusion and some unsettlements among users. While some keep dangling back and forth between ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro it seems the old generation is still the only ones clinging to the ArcMap experience and are struggling to let go.

With ESRI officially announcing the discontinuation of ArcMap on the year 2026, it leaves one wondering whether they should keep using ArcMap or make an early switch to the new generation of mapping. While some might say in 2026 they will be enjoying their retirement benefits, I personally don’t think mapping will stop once you are an addict.

Some Good News?

Since the change and switch is inevitable, ESRI has been providing a series of webinars, talks and sessions to teach the GIS Community on how to make an early switch and get used to the new way of mapping. ArcGIS Pro has soo many benefits some of which we mentioned in our past articles.

If you have not had a chance to join any of the previous or past sessions, now is the chance to register for this session which is currently being offered by ESRI UK.

Date: 20 October, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM SAST

This webinar will be divided into two parts – the first session will take a strategic view to discuss the potential challenges involved in migrating to ArcGIS Pro and to help you support a business case for your organisation to migrate.

The second part will be a practical session, demonstrating how to get started with ArcGIS Pro and how to migrate your existing resources. You will also learn about the improved integration with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise.​

Get started today. Do not be left out and register for this webinar.

ArcGIS Pro our next-generation desktop GIS with its advanced capabilities and modern user experience. ArcGIS Pro is the ideal tool for GIS professionals in the age of web GIS.


See you at the webinar!

About the Author


Kumbirai is a 4th year Surveying & Geomatics students at the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He is also the Founder and Team Lead at African Surveyors Connect. He enjoys spending time writing web-applications and is more of a GIS enthusiast who mainly focuses and grew interests in Health and Land Administrative Applications of Geographic Systems.

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