Units for Editing

08-20-2013 02:11 PM
New Contributor III
I'm trying to add some points in Arcmap and would like to set the distance (length) between them in Nautical Miles. Does anyone know if there is a way to change from Meters to other units?
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Occasional Contributor III
The editing tools use the units of the data frame (aka, the map) coordinate system by default, but you can override this by typing a unit abbreviation with your distance.

So, to enter a distance in nautical miles, type nm after the number: such as 5 nm.

See this help topic for the full list of abbreviations and more info:
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