XY data coordinate system projection errors

Discussion created by amc0125 on May 4, 2018
Latest reply on May 4, 2018 by jborgion

When I add XY (lat,long) data to the map in the same PCS and GCS as the other layers, the points are added to the map but do not line up with the other layers. I am using GCS: GCS_North_American_1983, and PCS: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_16N. When I change the XY data to WGS_1984, the points appear on the other layers. However, I am unable to run any measuring tool. I am trying to use the Near tool to measure distance between the XY data and a polygon layer. This does not work, probably because they are in different coordinate systems. I've also tried converted the XY data into a shapefile and that doesn't work either.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.