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Shapefile not overlaying with other layers even though same projection

Question asked by EninnaLuli on Dec 22, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 29, 2015 by MKennedy-esristaff

I have a CSV file with point location data.

I added this CSV file to ArcMap then clicked on Display XY data to make it into an Event layer. I then exported this into a shapefile (then exported it again based on a criteria I have using the Select By Attributes tool).

 

The problem is that the shapefile is not overlaying with other layers even though they are in the same projection.

 

The data frame is in Web Mercator (which is what I need the layers to be).

When I click on Display XY data, I get the following image, meaning that ArcMap has recognized that my data frame is in Web Mercator and is automatically adding this projection to the Event layer.

 

 

The shapefile has these extents and info:

 

Projected Coordinate System:WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
Projection:Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
False_Easting:0.00000000
False_Northing:0.00000000
Central_Meridian:0.00000000
Standard_Parallel_1:0.00000000
Auxiliary_Sphere_Type:0.00000000
Linear Unit:Meter

 

 

Geographic Coordinate System:GCS_WGS_1984
Datum:D_WGS_1984
Prime Meridian:Greenwich
Angular Unit:Degree

 

 

 

 

The points are located around the UK and this is how far off they are from each other:

(You would be able to see the points if you zoom into the one dot. I know they are in the UK because the points have the country's shape).

 

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