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Migrating to ArcGIS Pro

Desktop GIS Reinvented

ArcGIS Pro is included with ArcMap as a part of ArcGIS Desktop. This 64-bit addition to the ArcGIS Desktop collection of applications lets you render and process data faster than ever. Plus you can design and edit in 2D and 3D and work with multiple displays and layouts. Then publish finished web maps directly in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.

Migrating Maps and Data

Import map documents (.mxd), scenes (.sxd), and globes (.3DD) into ArcGIS Pro and save them as projects (.aprx). Projects are not backward compatible, but data used by ArcGIS Pro can be accessed by either ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro through the geodatabase for collaboration at a data level. You can use and share services published with ArcGIS Pro via ArcM


ArcGIS Pro is an application that is part of the ArcGIS Desktop collection. Default licensing for ArcGIS Pro is managed via your ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS account. Single- and concurrent-use options are also available. Take a look at complete license management instructions.

  • Included with ArcGIS Desktop.
  • Uses Level 2 Named User
  • Single user and concurrent user licensing available
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