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Mixed GCS WGS and North American to projected Coordinate System Question

Question asked by progis99 on Aug 21, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 22, 2016 by GSCUser85



As I am preparing to gathering a lot of shapefiles that I am going to have to export them to my geodatabase. The Geodatabase will have it's NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_13N (26913).


I have a lot of them that are in  GCS_WGS_1984 (4326) and some GCS_North_American_1983 (4269).


My question to you all.


Should I project the GCS_WGS_1984 shapefiles to GCS_North_American_1983 first and then re-project it to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_13N ?


I was thinking it is because the WGS it does not have any coordinate system and so it needs to project to GCS_North_American to get the correct coordinate system ?


Or, should I just go ahead and export them to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_13N straight to the Geodatabase which it has that projected coordinate system ?