Having recently released our first ArcGIS Pro version of Data Assistant, and hearing more and more people talking about their switch from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro, I thought it might be useful to highlight some of my favourite features of Data Assistant on “Pro” to help our customers get up and running.
1. The Import All tool
This tool is a geoscientist’s dream. Simply point it at a folder with all the data you want imported into ArcGIS Pro, Data Assistant will identify which file types are present, pick a geodatabase to load the data to and hit the Run button. The data will be seamlessly imported into your project.
2. Easier to set the Spatial Reference
I like this new method of selecting the projection of the file you’re importing from the dropdown. You can easily match it to the current map or layers within the map, without having to manually pick the correct spatial reference.
3. Data Assistant 1-minute How To videos
We’ve created a series of short “how to” videos with a “Data Assistant in under 1-minute” theme. These show you how to use the Data Assistant tools to quickly shift data from industry standard interpretation software, such as Petrel and KINGDOM, into ArcGIS Pro.
4. Dark Theme
I use ArcGIS Pro a lot. The default Light Theme is pretty bright and can strain your eyes. Try Dark Theme – the darker tones are a lot easier on the eye for long periods of use.
If you’re interested in using Data Assistant on ArcGIS Pro, you can request a free trial.
Posted by Rich Webb, Product Specialist, Exprodat.