ArcGIS Pro:  Enable Right-Click Coordinate System and Apply without Navigating from Map View

Idea created by dtschopp on Oct 9, 2017
    • dtschopp

    From the Dataframe or Layout view, ArcMap has right-click>data frame properties> coordinate system tab.  The workflow allowed blazing fast identification and option to change the current dataframe coordinate system, and any necessary transformations.  Not too mention (subjects for another day) all the other immediate, intuitive, and very handy tabs.  All without navigating away from your map view (in background so you could even test without closing by clicking Apply!).  Note you could even use a layer to make the changes.  To do that is Pro, you must navigate the entire Catalog to the feature class, instead of picking an existing map layer from the dropdown:


    If you needed to change the location units on the status bar, the general tab under the same right-click sequence had that for you instantly.



    If you needed to change more options, note the handy "Tip" on the General Tab.  So simple yet functional and intuitive.


    Please provide all aforementioned functionality for ArcGIS Pro - and make it work.  Right now, part of the functionality appears available but does not respond.  First off, you have to navigate away from your map or scene to Ribbon>Project>Options>Map and Scene>Spatial Reference.  If you used the "Spatial Reference of the first operational layer", you better hope you remembered which that was, or which one "Import mxd" brought in.  Otherwise, you're SOL, because it doesn't tell you.  If you change it to "choose spatial reference", it doesn't respond.  To change location reference, you must navigate to Project>Units.  Thankfully this is on the same screen, so you don't have to navigate further from the map than you already are. 




    Note, this is NOT North America Albers Equal Area Conic: