kimmyjo221

Defining / Changing spatial extent of shapefile

Discussion created by kimmyjo221 on Nov 14, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2012 by erice-esristaff
Hi, I have two shapefiles of the Atlantic coastline of the US that are in the same geographic coordinate systems, however their extents are different, and therefore they cannot be displayed together. One appears to be in Lat/Lon, and one in UTM. Here is what they look like:

COASTLINE 1:

Extent:
Top: 45.180969 m
Bottom: 24.501657 m
Right: -66.849304 m
Left: -97.570702 m

Data Type: Shapefile Feature Class
Shapefile: C:\NAHU_Surge_2011\CatResponse\Sandy\Coastline_shapefile\Coastline2ndpass_Full_Mar18_polyline.shp
Geometry Type: Line

Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_16N
Projection: Transverse_Mercator
False_Easting: 500000.00000000
False_Northing: 0.00000000
Central_Meridian: -87.00000000
Scale_Factor: 0.99960000
Latitude_Of_Origin: 0.00000000
Linear Unit: Meter

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983
Datum: D_North_American_1983
Prime Meridian: Greenwich
Angular Unit: Degree

COASTLINE 2:

Extent:
Top: 5204656.913239 m
Bottom: 2723560.465375 m
Right: 2086827.768663 m
Left: -566623.472411 m

Data Type: Shapefile Feature Class
Shapefile: C:\NAHU_Surge_2011\CatResponse\Sandy\Coastline_shapefile\US_medium_shorelineUTM16_sml.shp
Geometry Type: Line

Projected Coordinate System: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_16N
Projection: Transverse_Mercator
False_Easting: 500000.00000000
False_Northing: 0.00000000
Central_Meridian: -87.00000000
Scale_Factor: 0.99960000
Latitude_Of_Origin: 0.00000000
Linear Unit: Meter

Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983
Datum: D_North_American_1983
Prime Meridian: Greenwich
Angular Unit: Degree

I would like to display both shapefiles in the coordinate system and extent of Coastline 2. How can I accomplish this? I tried using the project tool to re-project Coastline 1 into Coastline 2's coordinate system, but that does not work.

Thanks,
Kimberly

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