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Esri Regular Contributor

If you want to see the records name of a parcel, line or point in the popup, you can do that by using an Arcade expression.

Here are the steps:

1. Right click on the layer --> Configure Popups

2. Press the Expressions on the bottom

3. press New to add a new expression and give it a name and a title:

4. Add this expression 

var RecordName = First(FeatureSetByRelationshipName($feature, 'RecordHasTax', ['Name'], false));
return RecordName.Name;

5. Modify the name of the relationship class (bolded above)

6. Test by clicking on a feature (you can apply this to a parcel, boundary line, connection line and points)

Let me know if you find this example useful?

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Esri Regular Contributor

This is a sample that might be useful for some as reference.

Using 11 lines of Python to create and load polygons from a shape file to a new parcel fabric.

This is something that could not be done in ArcMap and can have useful use cases such as digital submission.

You can copy paste it to the python view (command line) after you tweak your source data or wrap it up as a python script tool.

ParcelSourceData= r"C:\Temp\Parcels.SHP" #source polygons
SR=arcpy.Describe(ParcelSourceData).spatialReference #retrieve the spatial reference of source data
FGDB=arcpy.CreateFileGDB_management(r"C:/temp", "fGDB.gdb") #create a file geodatabase
FDS=arcpy.CreateFeatureDataset_management(FGDB,"FDS", SR) #Create a feature dataset using the spatial reference
PF = arcpy.CreateParcelFabric_parcel(FDS,"ParcelFabric") #Creating a new parcel fabric
(PF,Parcels,Lines) = arcpy.AddParcelType_parcel(PF, "Ownership") #adding a parcel type
arcpy.AddField_management(Parcels,"RecordName", 'TEXT') #Adding a field for the record name that is used for records creation, Parcels, "NO_TEST") #appending source data to parcel polygons
arcpy.EnableParcelTopology_parcel(PF) #enable parcel fabric topology
arcpy.CreateParcelRecords_parcel(Parcels, "RecordName") #creating new parcel records
arcpy.BuildParcelFabric_parcel(PF) #building the parcel fabric


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Occasional Contributor

Hello Land Records Folks!

We have just published a tool that allows you to migrate your ArcMap COGO feature classes into the new ArcGIS Pro COGO Enabled line feature class schema.  Those Text fields that contained your COGO information will be converted to the numerical (Double) field type and all the values will be carried over. 

Where Is This Tool?

You can find the tool here:

Download the zip and unpack it to find the tool.  In the future more tools will be added.  We will notify you when this happens so you can re-download the tool box to get all the new changes.

How Do I Use This Tool?

Once you have the toolbox unpacked from the Zip browse to it in the Catalog Pane in ArcGIS Pro by adding a folder connection to the tools location.  You can then right click the toolbox and say Add To Project and this will and the tool box to the Toolboxes group in the Catalog pane for easy access in the future. Finally, to run, double click the tool.  You will be presented with 3 options:

1. First you will point to the Line Feature that you want to migrate

2. Then you will provide a name for the new line feature class that will be created by running this tool. 

3. Optionally you can then provide a name for an error feature class.  This error feature class will have all the line geometries that failed to properly migrate the COGO values.  You can use this to update the new COGO feature class created. 

Field Mapping:

If you have a standard ArcMap COGO enabled Line feature class then there won't be any field mapping necessary.  But if you have a different field that you are using to represent COGO measurements you can field map them in this area.  Additionally if your COGO Direction Field is using North Azimuth you can adjust how that format is handled here.  Just change the first drop down from Quadrant Bearing to the North Azimuth. 

I Have Questions

Please feel free to reply to this blog post or comment on the ArcGIS Online Item and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Jason Camerano

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Esri Contributor

With the release of ArcGIS Pro 2.3 you now have the ability to apply ground to grid corrections. Many of you are familiar with ArcMap's COGO toolbar ground to grid corrections, and will discover a few improvements in this functionality with ArcGIS Pro.

Here are a few examples:

  • A heads-up display on the active map to show the correction values currently being applied, without needing to open a properties dialog.

Ground To Grid Heads up display

  • The Corrections button in the Edit ribbon, gives a quick and easy way to turn ground to grid on and off and, when the Edit ribbon is not active, the corrections are still accessible using the tray button at the bottom of the map.

Ground To Grid Tray

  • Each map in the project stores its own ground to grid corrections, so multiple maps with different corrections can all be stored within a single project.
  • A ground to grid icon is displayed next to the values that will have the corrections applied to provide a further visual cue that the corrections are in effect.for the numbers you see.

Ground To Grid Icon Shown near Values

  • Also new with ArcGIS Pro, and something not available in ArcMap, is the ability to leverage Elevation surfaces to compute the combined scale factor from the active map's projection information, the location of the data edited, and the elevation at that location.

For more documentation see Introduction to ground to grid correction.

The video attached below demonstrates how to set and use the corrections, and shows how preexisting traverse lines can be scaled and rotated after using an interactive tool to calculate the corrections from given data.

For more information on the shortcuts for the traverse tool, see Data entry shortcuts.

The data for this demonstration is also available for you to download and to try these same steps yourself.

Download the project package from here.

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Esri Regular Contributor

In this video I would like to show how you can  pick up a traverse from where you have left (don't forget to save edits) by using the traverse modify functionality in ArcGIS Pro. 

You can also use the modify functionality to correct an error in a previously entered traverse.

There is no longer need to save to a text file,, just save your edits as features to your geodatabase.


I have also included the legal description if you want to practice (you can really start from any location for practice purposes)

Legal Description

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Esri Regular Contributor

If you are using ArcGIS Pro 2.3 or earlier you can use the attached layer file (LYRX) and point it to your data to get the layer that is used in this video.

Here is the link to the Arcade expression language.

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Esri Regular Contributor

This video is a quick introduction to COGOing a traverse in ArcGIS Pro.

For more help and examples read the help documentation.

See previous video on GeoNet to learn how to Enable COGO on a line feature class (it's really easy).

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Esri Regular Contributor

It is easy to create a COGO enabled line feature class.

See attached video.

To learn more about the geoprocessing tool read this documentation.

Why Enable COGO?

  1. All your entered measurements are stored as attributes.
  2. When a COGO enabled line feature class is added to the map it comes with great default symbology and labeling.
  3. Label expression is configurable.


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