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Uses for "Calculate Geometry" option

Question asked by shyulove on Sep 11, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 by MKennedy-esristaff

Is there another use for "Calculate Geometry" aside from calculating area, length and points? I already read the help section ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)  and it's very informative.

However I was told today that you can use calculate geometry to check that the coordinates of a feature are correct. If you have features with coordinates and they're displayed in the correct location, why would you need to use calculate geometry to check that. So although this makes not sense to me, I went ahead and used calculate geometry to check that the feature (points) was accurately displayed.

CALX & CALY are the new x, y coordinates using the calculate geometry option.


So my questions are:

1) Is this a valid/correct alternative use of "calculate geometry"?

2) If so, why are my new coordinates different from the original x & y?