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Coordinate Systems and Projections Issues

Question asked by nuhndave91 on Feb 18, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2019 by nuhndave91

Working in ArcMap 10.5 I was given two shapefiles with unknown coordinate systems (collected in the field via GPS in NJ State Plane). Since I have been told the GPS collected in NJ State Plane, I defined the projection ("Define Projection" tool) of the shapefiles to the Geographic Coordinate System "NAD 1983 (2011)." The next step I did was project the shapefiles ("Project" tool) to the Projected Coordinate System "NAD_1983_2011_StatePlane_New_Jersey_FIPS_2900_Ft_US." Everything seems to be fine, but on the bottom right hand corner it still shows decimal degrees. Does anyone have input to why this would not be changed to feet? The shapefiles are the only layers added and the layers coordinate system is also in state plane. Any info would be great.