Web mercator projection :Unable to locate in Arcmap

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05-10-2019 06:18 AM
AlanWheeler1
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I am trying to project a layer into the web mercator projection used for the basemaps on ESRI online. I created the layer using Arcmap and I am trying to use the Project tool in this program to convert from WGS84 to Web mercator. I am having problems locating the Web mercator transformation in Arcmap. I can find mercator but not Web mercator. I understand that the two projections are different and my layer will not be aligned properly on the basemap if I use the mercator projection. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Alan

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JoeCatanzarita1
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Alan Wheeler,

Hello and good morning! Thank you for reaching out. 

Might you be looking for the Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere)? If so, this is located within Projected Coordinate Systems > World > WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere).

Let me know if this helps out! I look forward to your response.

Cheers,

Joe

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JoeCatanzarita1
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Alan Wheeler,

Hello and good morning! Thank you for reaching out. 

Might you be looking for the Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere)? If so, this is located within Projected Coordinate Systems > World > WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere).

Let me know if this helps out! I look forward to your response.

Cheers,

Joe

AlanWheeler1
New Contributor III

Brilliant! Thank you so much. That projection is being added to my favorites.