I have a map created in ArcGIS Pro ver 2, on the map the area of interest on the Layout Frame has a coordinate system of GDA94 MGA Zone 56.

On the Content Pane, the Map Grid is in MGA Zone 55 and the Map Frame is in MGA Zone 55.

How do I dynamically change or synchronize the MAP GRID MGA Zone 55 and the Map Frame Zone 55 to Layout Frame which has coordinate of MGA Zone 56?


I would use the Project tool to change the projection to GDA94 MGA Zone 56. You can import it from your Map Frame or search for "EPSG:28356."

If the dataset does not have a projection already, then use the Define Projection tool. I'm using a newer version of Pro, but I'm sure it's similar

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More helpful documentation: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/properties/specify-a-coordinate-system.htm#ESRI_SECTION1_0D8222787995420AA2B773987E3FEB83

  • Thanks for the answer Jacob, I will try your solution and let you know how I progress. – Soc Dec 19 '19 at 5:43
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    Hi Jacob, I thank you for your effort in finding a solution to my question, but it didn't work. The scenario is about the Map Frame and the Layout Frame coordinate system to dynamically synchronize. – Soc Dec 19 '19 at 22:13
  • @Soc Can you explain in detail what you mean by synchronizing the coordinate systems? What exactly are you trying to achieve and what did my proposed answer accomplish, if anything? – Jacob Helfman Dec 20 '19 at 2:18
  • Hi Jacob, The map I created has coordinate of GDA94 MGA Zone 56 . But on the “Layers Map Frame”, the current grid coordinate is in MGA Zone 55 as well as on the “Content Pane”. I wanted to dynamically synchronize these coordinate base from the area of interest on the Map window (map series). – Soc Dec 23 '19 at 23:48
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    Hi Jacob ...Yes I have adjusted the Map Frame and the Layers Grid Coordinates system manually. Any idea to make this process dynamically or automated when the area of interest on the map is in different projection ? – Soc Jan 3 '20 at 5:14

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