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Coordinate systems in ArcGIS 10

One thing that has always frustrated me in ArcGIS is selecting coordinate systems. ArcGIS does feature a “favourites” options for coordinate systems but this only appears in a couple of dialog boxes.

The solution: Just copy and paste the coordinate system files to the same folder as all your coordinate systems.

On my computer the path was C:\Program FIles (x86)\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\Coordinate Systems.

path to coordinate systems in ArcGIS

copy and paste coordinate systems you use often

Now when I browse they appear right under coordinate systems.

Quick access to coordinate systems

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I am the Geology Department's Scientific Illustrator.

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