I received a project with a shapefile from another department. When I try and load it into ArcMap 10.2.1, I receive the following:
Just looking for some direction on how to resolve. I understand the distinction between Geographic Cood. Sys. vs Projections but I'm struggling to identify, if this is my issue.
Looks like someone used the define projection tool, and defined it as a geographic coordinate system (GCS wgs84)
And given the extents that is totally absurd. Since it was a shapefile, locate the *.prj file and rename it to *.xxx and reload the shapefile. It will probably load but it will tell you it doesn't have a defined projection.
Perhaps someone meant to give it a Web Mercator projection instead if you are using webby data sources