GeoPlanner learning resources

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

Jump starts

Esri can help you get started with GeoPlanner during a two-day jump start. The GeoPlanner Jump Start presents 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 courses

Esri offers an array of online training courses to help you learn GeoPlanner 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 organizational account and access to GeoPlanner.

ArcGIS GeoPlanner tutorials

The following table contains a list of GeoPlanner tutorials that guide you through the app step by step. If you have an ArcGIS organizational account and access to ArcGIS GeoPlanner, you can work through these tutorials at your convenience.

TutorialDescription Link

Getting Started with GeoPlanner

This tutorial details how to access the GeoPlanner app and create a new project and guides you through a tour of the app.

Exercise 1 - Getting Started with GeoPlanner [PDF 811KB]

Working with Data and Creating Assessment Layers

In this tutorial, you browse and discover data hosted on ArcGIS.com 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 - Working with Data and Creating Assessment layers [PDF 421KB]

Creating a New Scenario and Creating Features

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

Exercise 3 - Creating a New Scenario and Creating Features [PDF 806KB]

Comparing and Evaluating 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 - Comparing and Evaluating Alternatives [PDF 320KB]

Use the Report segment to present and share your analysis

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

Exercise 5 - Use the Report segment to present and share your analysis [PDF 300KB]

Create a template using GeoPlanner

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 in a scenario. In this tutorial, you learn how to create, publish, and share your own GeoPlanner template.

Create a template using GeoPlanner

Define a project boundary using your file-based data

Planning activities frequently use a boundary to delineate a study area. GeoPlanner projects can require you to upload, share, and publish custom data that cannot be discovered on ArcGIS.com. 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 using your file-based data [PDF 109KB]