Trying to change coordinate system, points wont show up. Even though it is the correct coordinate system

Discussion created by Jmobilis on Jul 16, 2019
Latest reply on Jul 17, 2019 by Jmobilis

Hi all,


I started arcgis recently and I came accros a problem I couldn't solve for some time now.


I have a csv file with locations of drillings in the Netherlands. I know the x,y coordinates of the csv file are in RD / Amersfoort coordinates (The dutch national coordinate system). I tried both of them at least.


When I change the basemap coordinate system to one of these, the map changes visually pretty drastically. But when I hover with my mouse over the map to see the x,y coordinates. It is exactly the same as before (mercator). 

And I can see 1 point in the middle of the ocean somewhere. So something isn't going right. There should be points all over the Netherland.


My process -> open arcgis pro with a standard basemap -> Set the basemap to RD coordinate system via properties -> add csv file -> display x,y data -> set coordinate system to current map.


Hope you can help me with my problem!