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Why location with the same geographical & projected coorinate system doesn't match together on the map?

Question asked by on Feb 22, 2019
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2019 by spk578

I have went through the below steps:


1 - Exporting KML file from Google earth with some points.

2 - applying Excel to table & the resulted table was appeared in a data frame where a base map is available.

3 - Displaying X,Y Coordinates (taking into consideration that the appeared coordinated system in - display X&Y coordinates window - is the same as that of the data frame witch was:

Projected Coordinate System:

Name: WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere


Geographic Coordinate System:

Name: GCS_WGS_1984


4 - Although the similarity in both geographical coordinate system & the projected one between the base map & the resulted event but the resulted event appeared in the ocean below Ghana & Nigeria witch is away from its correct location.


By the way, if i make edit and applied only the same Geographical coordinated witch is (GCS_WGS_1984) without the projected one, it gives the right location.

But I'm wondering why in case applying the same geographical & projected system of the base map, it doesn't match with the real location?

Appreciating your answer.