ArcGIS Desktop users will be familiar with the Synchronize metadata tool in ArcMap/ArcCatalog – This tool allows users to update an ArcGIS item’s metadata (for example, spatial reference) with the current properties of the item.
However, in ArcGIS Pro, this ‘Synchronise metadata’ tool does not exist as a standalone Geoprocessing Tool (there is no metadata toolset in the conversion toolbox, either). So where is it? and how can we synchronise multiple layers at once using ArcPy?
This short workflow will provide you with the steps to identify which coordinate systems/spatial reference are used by the map and layers in ArcGIS Pro, which will provide the information to help diagnose any issues related to transformations and projections.
With the integration of 2D Maps and 3D Scenes in ArcGIS Pro, coupled with broader use of high-accuracy GNSS, there is a growing need to consider vertical datums when working with GIS data. This blog seeks to unpack some key ideas around vertical datums within an Australian context, as well as provide some example workflows you might utilise when working with z-enabled data.
A new feature introduced in ArcGIS Pro 2.7, is GNSS (GPS) location support. You can now connect a GNSS device to ArcGIS Pro to assist with feature creation and navigation within a map or scene. In this article, I’ll provide an overview of this new feature, then discuss some hardware considerations for working with GNSS.