The Future of GIS

Esri releases ArcGIS Pro 2.0

20th October, 17

ArcGIS Pro 2.0, Esri’s next-generation desktop GIS, has been released and is available from My Esri. ArcGIS Pro 2.0 brings more of your highly requested workflows to the table, features new innovations not available in any other desktop GIS, and is more tightly integrated with the rest of the ArcGIS platform.


What can you do with ArcGIS Pro?

ArcGIS Pro features innovations that cannot be found in any other desktop GIS. This multiple-threaded 64-bit application is the professional, connected desktop GIS designed to help you work faster; visualize your data using 2D/3D, animations, and charts; and access resources and share your work easily.

  • Advanced Analytics. Discover the world around you. Use scientific analytical tools to identify patterns, make predictions, and answer questions.
  • 2D and 3D. Work in 2D and 3D to add dimension to your data so you can see the full picture.
  • Image Processing. Drones, satellites, aerial, video, lidar, and more, ArcGIS Pro provides powerful tools to manage and analyze imagery.
  • Advanced Visualization. Work with context-sensitive cartography tools to visualize your data on maps that are beautiful, interactive, and informative.
  • Connecting & Sharing. Integrate with a wide variety of web services and share your maps on the web, mobile apps, and social media.
  • Data Management. Ensure data integrity and accuracy with a complete set of tools for storing, editing, evaluating, and managing spatial data.

What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.0?

ArcGIS Pro supports LiDar classification, feature extraction, and editing.

ArcGIS Pro supports LiDar classification, feature extraction, and editing.

Highly-requested workflows are now easier and more powerful, enabling users to perform more complete workflows solely in ArcGIS Pro, such as map creation and data management. Unique innovations include embeddable dynamic interactive charts, feature drawing by camera distance, and new geoprocessing tools only available in ArcGIS Pro.

ArcGIS Pro 2.0 works better with the rest of the ArcGIS platform, including ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise, and Esri’s vast library of ready-to-use apps. Cross-platform workflows are now easier and more powerful than ever.


Get a complete overview of what's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.


Get Started with ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is part of the ArcGIS Desktop software package. Users who are current on maintenance for ArcGIS Desktop, or are signed up for an ArcGIS trial, will be able to authorize ArcGIS Pro. For further information about access to ArcGIS Pro, contact us.


For ArcMap users. If you're used to working with ArcMap, you'll be familiar with many aspects of ArcGIS Pro. However, they are different applications, so there are some concepts and features that may be unfamiliar to you. This guide answers general questions and will help get you started.

Exercises. The ArcGIS Pro quick-start tutorials introduce you to many aspects of ArcGIS Pro. They cover basic operations, such as adding data and navigating in 3D, as well as workflows, such as making map layouts and analysis models.
Refer to our selection of tutorials to start learning.



If you have more questions about ArcGIS Pro, review Esri's Frequently Asked Questions for ArcGIS Pro or contact us.


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