The ArcGIS Pro application lets you gather all the resources you need to complete a project in one place. A project contains maps, layouts, server tasks and connections, databases, toolboxes, folders, styles, and so on. It can also integrate content from your portal or ArcGIS Online of your organization.
Projects can be created on your local file system and shared online as a project package. These Online Projects can be downloaded to your local station.
Project Templates help you create a new project. For example, a template might include connections to folders, databases, and servers; another template can provide complete datasets or just references to external project data …
Some basic templates are provided with ArcGIS Pro to get you started: at startup ArcGis Pro offers you a Blank project, a Global Scene project (worldwide 3D view), a Local Scene project (local 3D) and a Map project (2D map). ).
How to manage the elements of a project
To manage the elements which constitute your project, you have two windows: the Project Board window and the Project View window. As their names indicate, the first is an arcgis pro pane, the second a View.
In the project pane and in the project view, you can:
- Discover the GIS content of your local networks or portal.
- Browse and Search for layers to add to a map or analyze with a tool.
- Connect to servers and databases.
- Create and import maps, scenes and layouts.
- Describe your project and its elements.
- Manage elements of a style or geodatabase.
The pane and the view can be opened at the same time. For example, you can edit symbols in a custom style in the project view and add layers to a map using the project pane.
The pane and the project view
The following overview shows how to access and the contents of the project pane and the project view.
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Project configuration options We discussed the pane and the project view. But there are two other places where you can gain access to project operations. The first is the tab Project of the ribbon
You then open the project configuration window.
Here you can create a new project, open an existing project, save the current project or save it under another name. You configure Portal accesses, licenses, and add-ins. You also have the tab “options” which allows you to configure the default options for your ArcGis Pro projects. If you click on Options you open the configuration window
Models and project packages Last place to manage projects, tab SHARE ribbon.
The templates allow you to define and configure the default items when opening a project. Items are maps, layouts, server tasks and connections, databases, toolboxes, folders, styles.
In a model we refer to data, but these are not an integral part of the project, in the sense that they are not copied and contained in the project file (.aprx). What is saved in the project file is the address of this data.
In a Project Package (.ppkx) file you find the same elements as in a template, but the data needed to run it is copied and contained in the package file. To create your own project template and add it to default templates when you open ArcGis Pro, click the Project Template button, the model definition pane opens.
You can also package your project by clicking on the Project Package button. The package pane opens.
To summarize, what must be remembered
You have 4 places related to your ArcGis Pro Project
- The ribbon’s Project tab for opening, saving, and setting default project options
- The SHARE tab of the ribbon to create your own template or to package your project with its data
- The View and the PANE project to work concretely in it: search for data, add folders, toolboxes, etc.