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Import csv to ArcMap - problem

Question asked by geonetadmin on Aug 5, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 by ryanc65
Original User: Ryanc65

I am new to ArcGIS and have a problem.

I have GIS data, street centerlines and corporate boundary info that I have for a basemap.  It uses the projected coord. system NAD83, State Plane, Indiana East.

I have point data in excel that I am trying to add to the basemap.  I saved it as a csv file and then clicked Add Data and picked the csv sheet i wanted.  I opened the table to verify the data was there.  I right-clicked on the layer and went to Display XY Data.  The Lat./Long. appear correct and the Projected Coordinate system shown in the description box is the NAD83 system.

When I click ok and the data is shown in the data frame window, is does not show up in the correct location or at the correct scale.  The units display for the data frame is in feet.  It appears the point data I have added has come in using feet, not latitude/longitude.  When I highlight one of the points the coordinate value matches the Lat/Long from my csv file.  What could I be missing?

I added a screenshot of a point that shows the value of the point and the data view units.  I also added a little bit of the csv file for review. 

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Ryan

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