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Viewing GPS points in ArcMap

Question asked by Becsy100 on Jul 17, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2014 by Becsy100

I am trying to view a set of GPS coordinates in ArcMap. I have the coordinates in a CSV file.


The basemap is the 2011 satellite image. It's default dataframe is meters.


I have been trying Add Data>Add XY data and then selecting the CSV


Although the coordinates show in the attributes table, and the points all relate to each other correctly, they don't relate to the base map. If I change the base map to dataframe decimal degrees (which appears to be how the GPS coordinates are recorded), then add the CSV, the attribute table shows the XY data, the points on the layer itself have a latitude of '0' and the same longitude.


I tried creating a geodatabase and importing the table into that, still the same problem.


I know that the points should be in the correct place on the base map because when I visually compare Lat Long from the CSV to points on the map they are roughly the same. My 'go to XY' on the toolbar crashes Arcmap so I can't use that.


I have no idea what I am doing wrong here, can anyone help?

Many thanks