Add X,Y coordinate grid as layer

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02-16-2012 01:58 AM
LarsAnker-Rasch
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I need to add a X,Y coordinate grid as a layer to be put on top of my geological map. I couldn't find an easy way to do this in the forums, so I hope someone here can help me.
I do NOT have a lot of experience with ArcGIS, so I would need a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this. The map I have already has coordinate data (sample points and so on that I've added to the map are based on GPS coordinates) but I am not sure how to visualize the coordinates as a grid.

Any help is greatly appreciated.  

Edit: Forgot to add version, I'm running ArcGIS 10
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AlexeyTereshenkov
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LarsAnker-Rasch
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Ok, thank you. The coordinates are now on the map.
But the next step is to project coordinates as a grid on the map. Any answer to how i can do that?
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michaelcollins1
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So, you have the points showing on the map, but you need to generate a fishnet type of grid with lines between these points?
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LarsAnker-Rasch
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Well, not necessarily between the individual points, but yes, as a fishnet grid like the ones you see on a typical map of Earth. Longitudinal and latitudinal lines.
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AlexeyTereshenkov
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If you need to draw just a grid of the coordinate lines, consider using Grids for Data Frame in ArcMap. This grid (graticule) will be available in layout view afterwards.

http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00s90000000t000000.htm

Not sure if it is what you need, but since I cannot get why would you need to draw coordinate lines (furthermore, you said "not necessarily between the individual points"), I guess you might need just usual grids one can generate in ArcMap.
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