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XY Table/Multiple UTM Zones to Single Feature Class

Question asked by dkwiens Champion on Jan 11, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 11, 2016 by GSCUser85

This is a problem I come across regularly and feel there's room to save a step or two.


1.) Field data comes back from GPS or field notes in a table containing UTM Zone, Easting, and Northing fields. There may be multiple UTM Zones (e.g. Zone A and B).

2.) Display XY data, using Zone A as CRS.

3.) Export all data to a single feature class, using the chosen UTM Zone (A).

4.) Set Data Frame CRS to Zone B.

5.) Select and export records in Zone B to new feature class, using Data Frame CRS.

6.) Start editing and delete records in Zone B from the feature class in Zone A.

7.) Merge Zone A and Zone B feature classes into a single feature class with common CRS.


As you can see, this is somewhat convoluted. How do you handle tabular data in multiple CRSes?