How to add latitude and longitude to an address pt file (Arcmap 10.1)?

09-23-2014 09:53 AM
New Contributor

Hi all,


I am attempting to add the x and y coordinates to the attribute table of an address point file.  Is there a simple way to do this without using vba code? 


Currently, I have found that I can open the attribute table, select "Add Field", select "Double" from the "Type" drop down and then add this field.  From there I can select this new field in the attribute table and select "Calculate Geometry".  I leave "X Coordinate Point" selected in the "Property" field and then select "OK" and it calculates.  I then repeat the steps for the Y Coordinate Point.


Is this the best way to calculate the x and y coordinates?  Am I missing any steps?  Are these coordinates accurate?



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MVP Legendary Contributor

As long as the data frame is set the appropriate Geographic Coordinate System, then you will be fine

Frequent Contributor

At 10.2 there is a tool under data management that allows you to add geometry fields:

ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

this just allows you to automate the exact same process that you have carried out using the calculate geometry function

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