Adding x,y data to my map using ArcMap 10.1

Discussion created by on Feb 17, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2013 by
Hi everyone,

This should not be that difficult, and once I learn how to do it, I should be all set.  But right now, I am confused.

I created a database (the extension is .MDB) with about 60 records.  Each record has a separate field containing the easting and northing for buildings on my campus (Towson University, in case anyone is interested).  The database also has a field for the name of the building and the total area of the building, but it is the location fields that interest me right now.

I don't understand how to get those points plotted on my map.

If someone could tell me how to do this, I would be grateful.

Once I do get those points plotted, then, as I understand the procedure, I should somehow create a layer file for them.  Is that correct?

Thank you very much.