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Why I Made the Switch to ArcGIS Pro

January 22, 2018

by Robert Krisher
Senior Consultant at POWER Engineers

Even though it’s been out for a few years now, I’ve noticed that many of my clients have been hesitant about spending time with the new ArcGIS Pro. While Esri has done a great job promoting it at their user conferences, many users, particularly those who are involved in the utility industry, have felt left behind and have struggled to see the benefits of the new platform and how it can be used to improve their day to day activities. After being involved with the ArcGIS Pro alpha for over a year, I’ve found myself being drawn to use ArcGIS Pro more and more. And here are the reasons why….

Part 1 – The New Graphics Engine

Part 2 – The New User Interface

Part 3 – Scale Ranges

Part 4 – Smarter Symbol Sizing

Part 5 – A Working Example

Part 6 – Vector Tile Caches

Part 7 – The Editing Environment

About the Author:

Robert is a Senior Consultant in POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management group with over 10 years of industry experience. Robert excels at pushing the boundaries of what is possible with GIS and related technologies at utilities, often by repurposing proven technologies and methods in clever ways. As an active member of many early access programs across the industry and author of more than a dozen published articles, Robert is a recognized expert with Esri’s latest technology including ArcGIS Pro and the new Utility Network. He loves finding innovative solutions to complex challenges and sharing his insights with the GIS community. If you have any questions or comments for Robert, you can contact him at robert.krisher@powereng.com.