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I recently needed to query tax parcels for a list of parcels within a single town, using IN(…) on a list of tax IDs for the parcels I needed. I ran the query on both the public tax parcels, which covers a portion of the state’s counties, and the parcel centroids, which cover the entire state. In all cases I ran this query in new projects to which I added only those two datasets (both datasets were pulled from FGDBs). Here are the results:

ArcGIS Pro: ~3 minutes for each dataset, for a total of a little under 6 minutes;

ArcMap: near instantaneous for each;

QGIS: perceivable seconds for each dataset, but under 5 seconds for both.

Can anyone shed some light on why I might be experiencing this extreme slowness in ArcGIS Pro? Or is this just the way it is with ArcGIS Pro?

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  • There isn't enough information here to tell what you were doing, nor what builds of the software you were using.
    – Vince
    Jun 9 at 11:10
  • It's the price you pay for better interface, gis.stackexchange.com/questions/250245/…
    – FelixIP
    Jun 9 at 20:32
  • For all software mentioned, I was using the latest versions as of this writing. My place of employment has purchased subscriptions to ArcGIS Pro, so I am starting to use it. I needed to find a group of parcels as I described above. It was painfully slow in ArcGIS Pro, so I checked ArcMap 10.8x and QGIS 3.24.3.
    – bkepl
    Jun 10 at 4:38

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