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Display XY Data

Question asked by Bobby100 on May 12, 2016
Latest reply on May 16, 2016 by MidnightYell2003



I expect this question has been asked several times previously and I have looked through some discussions on this topic and also followed some tutorials.


However, I'm having difficulty importing a table of coordinates into arcmap.


The mxd I currently use has several layers and points are spatially positioned from linear referencing. A route name and a distance along that route.


I now have a table with a set of coordinates for places of interest within the UK.


The current properties of the existing data frame of my mxd are...



Projection: Transverse_Mercator

False_Easting: 400000.000000

False_Northing: -100000.000000

Central_Meridian: -2.000000

Scale_Factor: 0.999601

Latitude_Of_Origin: 49.000000

Linear Unit: Meter




Datum: D_OSGB_1936


I believe the coordinates of the points I am trying to import are WGS1984. As this is what modern coordinates generally are?


These are the steps I have taken so far...


I have added the excel table containing the point data into the mxd.

Right clicked this in the layer window and chosen 'Display XY data'

Then set columm X Y to the appropriate columns in the table

If I try to plot this nothing is generated.

What do I have to change the coordinate system to for this table and do I need to change the coordinate system for the mxd itself etc and will this have any effect on other elements in my map?