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Esri has several options to help you learn GeoPlanner for ArcGIS including on–site training, online courses, and tutorials.

Jump Start

Esri can help you get started with GeoPlanner during a two-day jump start. The GeoPlanner Jump Start will present concepts including sharing and accessing layers, creating templates, working with scenarios and building assessments. Jump starts are delivered by subject matter experts at your workplace and use your data so you can quickly get started with GeoPlanner.

Contact Esri if you are interested in a jump start.

Web Course

Esri offers an array of online training courses to help you learn GeoPlanner for ArcGIS at your own pace from any location. These online courses include data and services so you can focus on learning the software. All you need is an ArcGIS Online Organizational Account and access to GeoPlanner for ArcGIS.

GeoPlanner for ArcGIS tutorials

The following table contains a list of GeoPlanner for ArcGIS tutorials that guide you through the application step–by–step. If you have an ArcGIS Online Organizational Account and access to GeoPlanner for ArcGIS, you can work through these tutorials at your convenience.

TutorialDescription Link

Get Started with GeoPlanner

This tutorial details how to access the GeoPlanner for ArcGIS application and create a new project and guides you through a tour of the user interface.

Exercise 1 - Get started with GeoPlanner for ArcGIS [PDF 811KB]

Working with data and creating assessment layers

In this tutorial, you browse and discover data hosted on that can be used in this exercise. You also analyze the suitability of sites targeted for the redevelopment effort described in these tutorials.

Exercise 2 - Work with data and create assessments [PDF 421KB]

Create a new scenario and features

A scenario represents a unique design alternative within a plan. This tutorial teaches you how to create a new scenario and add features to it.

Exercise 3 - Create a new scenario and sketch features [PDF 806KB]

Evaluate and compare alternatives

A GeoPlanner project represents plans with multiple design alternatives. In this tutorial, you evaluate your scenarios by examining the spatial and quantitative relationships between your design alternatives. You also perform a visual and quantitative comparison between two scenarios.

Exercise 4 - Evaluate and compare alternatives [PDF 320KB]

Present and share your analysis

This exercise teaches you how to build and share a presentation in ArcGIS Maps for Office and Esri Story Maps using your GeoPlanner analyses.

Exercise 5 - Report with GeoPlanner [PDF 300KB]

Create your own template

All GeoPlanner projects start from templates. Templates contain feature layers and symbol sets specific to industries and standards. These symbol sets are used when creating features within a scenario. In this tutorial, you learn how to create, publish, and share your own GeoPlanner template.

Create a template

Define a project boundary

Planning activities frequently use a boundary to delineate a study area. GeoPlanner projects may require you to upload, share, and publish custom data that cannot be discovered on This tutorial teaches you how to upload your own boundary data, create a feature layer, and share it with your GeoPlanner project.

Exercise 6 - Define a project boundary [PDF 109KB]