Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

ArcGIS Pro Workshop Outline

ArcGIS Pro Workshop outline and requirements

Pre-Workshop Preparation

ArcGIS Pro Installation

  1. Request an esri license for ArcGIS Pro https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/gis-software/esri-software-request
    • Instructions will be sent to you for download and installation when requesting the license
  2. Setup an ArcGIS Online account https://mdl.library.utoronto.ca/technology/tutorials/logging-arcgis-online
  3. Please note that ArcGIS and all Esri products run on the Windows operating system only. If you have a Mac and wish to run ArcGIS Pro on you computer, you will need to obtain a copy of Windows and run this operating system on a virtual machine on your computer. Emulating software to run Windows on your Mac include
    • Virtual Box [free]
    • BootCamp [free and pre-loaded on macs] [dual boot - which means you can’t run both mac and windows operating systems at once]
    • Parallels [~$80.00, but worth the money. It allows for running windows and mac operating systems at the same time and exchange files and even run windows programs in Mac look (not by default).

A note on QGIS

QGIS is a powerful, free and open source full-featured GIS software package. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.


Session 1

Zoom Link (A password will be provided to you and please note that all sessions will be recorded)

  1. Introduction

  2. Hands On Introduction to ArcGIS Pro


Session 2

Zoom Link (A password will be provided to your instructor - note that all sessions will be recorded)

  1. Continued Basics from Previous Session

    • Module 3 Manipulating Data
      • Adding data (vector, raster and attribute)
      • Map Projections
      • Querying and Symbolizing Attribute Data
      • Subsetting Data
      • Labelling Data
      • Formating Layer Files
      • Grouping Data
      • Mapping Services
      • Geocoding
  2. Basic Geospatial Analytics

    • Module 4 - An Introduction to Spatial Analysis
      • Calculating Distances
      • Joins (Spatial and Attribute)
      • Summarizing Statistics
      • Charts
      • Advanced Mapping
      • Choropleth Mapping
      • Graduated Symbols
      • Proportional Symbols
      • Dot Density
      • Buffering
      • Erasing
      • Clipping
      • Selection
        • by Location
        • by Attributes
      • Site Selection
  3. Raster GIS Analytics

    • Module 5 - Raster Spatial Analysis
      • Download Satellite Imagery Data
      • DEM And Land Classification Data Basics
      • Classifying Elevations
      • Generating Contour Lines
      • Recalculating Values
      • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
      • Extracting Values
      • Density Analysis (Spatial Analyst ArcGIS Pro Extension)
      • Historical Cholera Data of London (John Snow data)
      • Toronto Homicide data

Session 3

Finding and Mapping Data

Zoom Link (A password will be provided to you and please note that all sessions will be recorded)

  1. Finding Data

  2. Mapping Health Data

Utilities: