Unit conversions for coordinates

Idea created by Davie37 on Oct 25, 2013
    • Davie37
    I would love to be able to right-click on a coordinate field in an attribute table and easily convert the units.  For example:  from feet to decimal degrees.  It seems like it would be an easy formula calculation. 

    Right now, the only way I am able to do this is to create a new point layer, do a geoprocessing NEAR tool to associate the points with other features in the original table, THEN join the new layer to the original table, and then calculate the geometry of the X or Y fields.

    Can that calculate geometry command be available for existing data?