I am using ArcGIS Pro and I have added 2 XY data point layers onto my map, which both have longitude and latitude coordinates. I need to use the Near tool to calculate nearest distance using these 2 layers but it when I do it will show as decimal degrees so I am trying to get both layers to a projected coordinate system first and then calculate meters. After I use the project tool, I go to check the spatial reference for both of the layers but it is showing both GCS and projected for both of the layers. See picture. Why isn't it just showing the projected one?
So when I use the near tool, the distance units is not decimal degrees but I know it is still wrong. I am trying to get it into meters. What I am doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.