I am working with ArcMap 9.2 but when I learned the program in school I worked with ArcMap 10 so I'm having to learn some different functions. I have added a shapefile collected by a Trimble GeoExplorer 6000 in the field, differentially corrected and shapefile created in ArcCatalog. Once added to ArcMap with the aerial (both shapefile and aerial have the same projection: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Georgia_East_FIPS_1001) the two are not overlapping and when I zoom to layer for the shapefile the scale is 1:0.551492 while the aerial zoom to layer gives me a scale of 1:299,915.
I have tried georeferencing and reprojecting both layers to the UTM 17N projections (project is in Wilkinson County, GA) with no luck changing the scale.
What steps am I missing? I have had this problem before, trying to pinpoint the source, had this problem with several groups of data collected in the field and then applied to ArcMap in the office.
Thanks in advance,