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Erin John LeFevre

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I'm curious if  anyone else is using ArcGIS Pro for their cartographic work? I recently took the plunge and decided to forge ahead with it on large project. It's making me a little nervous because of it's relative newness and lack of user feedback and resources online, but so far I think there's a lot to like about it cartographically and from a project management point of view. I'm still going to be using Illustrator/Mapublisher for products that require a little more refinement, but so far I'm impressed. I'm curious as to what others think about it and how they're using it.

 

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I'll be curious to hear what you think about Pro after the project. I never use Arc strictly for cartographic work anyway, but have found with analysis work Pro seemed to lag where Desktop did just fine. In particular Pro running a 3d scene compared to ArcScene was clunky and graphically appeared to be lower res on screen. That despite being a 64 bit application. The real issue with Pro is it has higher hardware requirements and unless it generously exceeds them you may get poorer performance with the same data than on Desktop.


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I am so confused about the names and the constant changes of them that I have no idea what Arc I am using!

 

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ArcPro is a huge leap in graphic refinement for ESRI since it is no longer constrained to the Microsoft Windows GDI so I would (finally) expect smooth lines, cleaner exports, support for more formats, etc.  You are very brave for jumping into a big project with Pro and I am interested to learn about your experience.  

 

I launch Pro a few times a month - look around - try a few things and get frustrated that I can't quite get to where I want to be quickly and switch back to my typical Arc + Adobe workflows.  I think it could produce fine looking products efficiently after maturing a little, but its strength will be its ability to help non-cartographers make nicer looking maps.  The fewer GIS data dumps the better!


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