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Setup the measurements units of the map

Question asked by nabildroby on Nov 17, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2014 by nabildroby

I am getting wrong distances each time I try to draw the metes and bounds descriptions in ArcMap. I have the coordinates for the existing layers in US Feet, and as I start to edit the new shapefile (polygon) by putting the start point and then right click > direction/Length and after plugging the numbers, the next point goes far than the input distance!! I tried to open new blank map and draw them separately and then add the required layers, but the same problem would happen and I am getting more than double of the input distance even if the coordinates system of the layer is in feet. I know for sure that there is an issue in the coordinates compatibility, but I don't know how to fix it.

Please help

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