Display more information for shapefile’s/layer’s coordinate system properties in ArcGIS Pro

Idea created by andrescastillo08 on Jan 10, 2020
    Implemented
    Score20
    • andrescastillo08
    • kreuzrsk

    ArcGIS Pro 2.4.2 does not show Extent, Domain, Resolution and Tolerance within source properties for shapefiles within the contents pane:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    But it does show the Extent, Domain, Resolution and Tolerance for both file or enterprise gdbs within the contents pane:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Currently the only way to see the Extent, Domain, Resolution and Tolerance of the shapefile from ArcGIS Pro is from the catalog pane>right-click>properties:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Whereas in ArcMap 10.4.1, you would be able to see the Extent directly from the Table Of Contents Layer Properties Dialog Box:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Similarly, if a layer has an unknown projection, AGP 2.4.2 does not show unknown units at the bottom of the Application as ArcMap 10.4.1 does.

    Instead, AGP defaults to decimal degrees.

    To ensure that the map frame was not taking the coordinate system from the basemap, I tried Project>Options>Map and Scene>Basemap>None

    But this still defaults to decimal degrees.

    See the images below:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    It would be helpful to display the units of the layer in ArcGIS Pro in the same way ArcMap did.

    Some users only have ArcGIS Pro, so in the case where the shapefile in the map frame did not have a defined coordinate system, the user would have to dig around to the contents pane shapefile properties to understand that the units are unknown.