This is from a beginner using ArcMap 10. When I take the coordinates of a point on my map as given in the status bar and input them into "Goto X,Y" the result is a point about 30 miles south of my map. Does anyone have any idea why the coordinates in the status bar cause this? Thanks to anyone for your help.

Hi Ralph,

Open your layer attribute table.

Right click on the field on which you want to calculate the coordinate

Select Calculate Geometry

Use X coordinate or Y coordinate depending on the column for which you are calculating coordinates.

I assume you would like to calculate latitude longitude values, if that is the case use units as Decimal degrees. Longitude will be X coordinate, latitude will be Y coordinate.