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Coordinate System - Conversion

Question asked by arifkassim on Sep 25, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 25, 2018 by MKennedy-esristaff

Coordinate conversion

Which is the best practice for coordinate conversion of the features / shape files?

I often use the following method

  1. Import the xy from excel (know coordinate system)
  2. Event layer to shape file
  3. Data Management Tools --> Projections and Transformations --> Project - To get the output data in the required coordinate system selected. 
  4. Calculate Geometry in newly added fields to get the x&y values of new coordinate system 

 

A second method :

  1. Import the xy from excel (know coordinate system)
  2. Event layer to shape file
  3. Open a new map,
  4. Assign the required coordinate system to the data frame
  5. Add the shape file from step 2. into the new map with a different coordinate system and apply the transformation.
  6. Calculate Geometry in newly added fields to get the x&y values of new coordinate system

 

I have tried both the methods and I get different x & y  values.

#Coordinate conversion

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