Dimension Feature Class in Planar Mode Want to Change to Geodesic Mode

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11-08-2021 02:27 PM
AmandaPesel
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Hi,

I am dimensioning in ArcGIS Pro 2.8 in feet in planar mode, but I want to show the dimension the value in geodesic mode. I have tried changing the number the attribute table by changing USE CUSTOM LENGTH field to 1 and changing the value of the dimension in CUSTOM LENGTH field. In the screenshot below, the dimension is 36 feet measured in the planar mode, but I want the dimension to say 26 feet in the geodesic mode. When I changed it in the CUSTOM LENGTH field, the dimension shows it is 85 feet. Do you know what is going on here?

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Thanks,

  

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DanPatterson
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Web Mercator coordinate system?


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AmandaPesel
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The Web Mercator Coordinate system is WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere).

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DanPatterson
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totally not the projection to use for anything entailing measurements (Google it or look on the forum)

I don't think arc* anything corrects for measurements on this projection

Measuring distances and areas when your map uses the Mercator projection (esri.com)


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