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GIS Virtual Workshop - Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro

GIS Virtual Workshop - Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro

Until we perfect that magic “extract all those lines from this paper map” button, we’re stuck using editor tools to get that job done. If you’re lucky, someone else has done the work to create your points, lines, and polygons but maybe they need your magic touch to make them better. This session shows you how to create and modify vector features in ArcGIS Pro, the world’s most popular geographic information systems software. We’ll explore tools to create new points, lines, and polygons and to edit existing datasets.

All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on demonstrations with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Tuesdays from 2PM to 3PM and are free and open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community. Late-comers are welcome and encouraged, registration is open until 1 hour before class. Click here for a full list of our Fall sessions.

  • All sessions will be taught virtually, via Zoom. Unfortunately, there will be no in-person sessions this semester. 
  • Registration is required. This is the best way to get Zoom links out to our attendees without posting the links to the world. 
  • Sessions will be recorded and made available, along with our slides and hand-outs, on our Teaching Resources page.
  • We can't provide laptops to attendees, so that will affect access to ArcGIS Pro. To be clear, Pro is NOT required to attend. However, it is required to complete the hands-on exercises on your own.
    • Non-UVA attendees: Our suggestion would be to take advantage of one of the public computer labs on Grounds. If you are hesitant to use an indoor public space, another option is to acquire a Personal Use license. We know this isn't ideal for some, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
    • Attendees with a Mac: ArcGIS Pro is not Mac compatible. There are several ways in which ArcGIS Pro can be run on a Mac, including a dual boot to Windows or a Virtual Machine, neither of which we are able to support. For UVA affiliates, the simplest solution is to take advantage of UVA Remote Apps, which provides access to Pro.


Please see the Fall 2021 Workshops tab on our Teaching Resources page for more information, including slides, handouts, post-workshop office hours and session recordings.

Related LibGuide: UVa GIS Resources by Chris Gist

Tuesday, October 5, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
GIS Workshop Scholars' Lab
Chris Gist & Drew Macqueen
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Chris Gist
Drew MacQueen