xy event layer point results are in a straight line, not a grid

Discussion created by pfroemke on Aug 2, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 2, 2012 by dlee-esristaff
I'm trying to use the XY Event Layer tool to convert lat/longs in a csv file to a grid of points in ArcMap 10.0. What I'm getting are the points all in a straight (or curved) line. I've tried specifying different projections, but have only succeeded in getting a curved line instead of a straight one. What I want is a grid of points covering the US that I can then convert to a raster.