Introduction to conditions

Intelligence analysts often need to understand the spatial relationships between activities and key locations. These activities or incidents can represent a wide variety of phenomena, and key locations can represent coordinate locations, lines, or areas of interest. ArcGIS Pro Intelligence includes a set of spatial queries that can help you understand these relationships. These queries can be turned into conditions, which persist with parameters specific to a certain data set. When you create conditions from these spatial queries, you can access them from a single location, the Conditions tab in the Alerts pane, and run them repeatedly.

When your data meets the parameters you set for a condition, you receive an alert. This alert appears in two places. First, you'll receive a message. This message remains as long as ArcGIS Pro Intelligence is running; you do not have to actively be working on it. Second, in the Alerts pane, a record (or records in the case of Point to Point) of the alert appears in a list. You can review this alert to view the time stamp, pan, zoom, and select records in your data that triggered the alert.

Conditions vs. geoprocessing tools

Spatial queries, such as the conditions available in ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, also exist in ArcGIS as geoprocessing tools. However, setting conditions centralizes these queries in one location. Additionally, the parameters you set persist, so the conditions can be run multiple times. Finally, with conditions, you receive a notification when your data satisfies a spatial query.


Analysts often work with data that changes over time. This data may update manually or automatically. To understand the data as it changes, you may want to query it multiple times. In ArcGIS Pro Intelligence, you can schedule a recurrence for one or many conditions. For example, you can set conditions to run once per hour, day, or week. This allows you to transition to other work knowing that your data is queried on a regular basis.