Course Description

With Esri's recent introduction of ArcGIS Pro, and the eventual phasing out of ArcMap 10x, users will need to begin their own migration process to the new platform. Also, most Esri users are only familiar with the graphical user interface (GUI) of ArcMap, and have not taken advantage of some of the other powerful analytical resources in the product line, such as Model Builder and Python.

This hands-on workshop will show you how to solve spatial problems using the ArcGIS Pro GUI, Model Builder, and Python. And, as a bonus, you'll also learn how to leverage the brand new 3rd party add-in SQL for ArcGIS Pro. To help you conceptualize the tools, how they work, and how they differ, we will explore a single problem: analyzing access to COVID-19 vaccination centers in the State of Maryland.

The exercises are robust enough to explore many features of the ArcGIS Pro command set and are challenging enough to reveal the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each of the technological solutions.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
  2. 02
  3. 03
  4. 04
    • Model builder introduction

    • Model builder part 1

    • Complete model

    • Extend the model

  5. 05
    • Introduction to ArcPy

    • Python introduction

    • Python in ArcGIS

    • Python solution 1

    • Expanding Python

  6. 06
    • Manifold viewer

    • SQL introduction

    • SQL code

Pricing - Life time Access

What will you learn?

  • Understand the goals and objectives for the course

  • Become familiar with the data sources used in the course

  • Be introduced to the conceptual steps necessary to solve our problem

  • Learn what Python is, and how to perform basic scripting functions like assigning variables, perform mathematical calculations, and interact with strings

  • Work with more advanced Python concepts like lists, loops, and if..then statements

  • Learn how to import Python packages, specifically the import arcpy package to access ArcGIS Pro tools in Python

  • Run spatial functions inside the ArcGIS Pro GUI and from external programs

  • Understand what SQL is, and gain an appreciation for its history in modern computing

  • Learn how to process geodatabase elements with SQL. Solve our problem entirely within SQL

  • How to create spatial models in Model Builder and turn them into a script tool for anyone to use

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Student Profile?

  • Under/post graduate students

  • Professionals and Companies

  • Master students and PhD candidates

  • Researchers and Academics

Some more information

  • Certificates of Completion

    After you successfully finish the course, you can claim your Certificate of Completion with NO extra cost! You can add it to your CV, LinkedIn profile etc

  • Available at any time! Study at your best time

    We know hard it is to acquire new skills. All our courses are self paced.

  • Online and always accessible

    Even when you finish the course and you get your certificate, you will still have access to course contents! Every time an Instructor makes an update you will be notified and be able to watch it for FREE


  • It would help if you've done a little programming, but even if you haven't we've got you covered. Students with Python experience can skip the introductory sections, and jump right to the spatial stuff

  • For those of you who do not have access to ArcGIS Pro, you can sign up for a 21-day ArcGIS Pro trial license to test things out. Simply sign up on the website, and begin the download and installation. ArcGIS Pro only runs on the Windows operating system.

About your Instructor

Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious New York State Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching (2006), and the Maryland Board of Regents Teaching Award (2018) - both of these awards are the highest awards in academia for both States. Currently, Dr. Lembo is a Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.

Arthur Lembo


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