Import Of Lat/Longs Not Positioning Accurately

Discussion created by on Jan 22, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2014 by MKennedy-esristaff
Hi all,

I'm trying to bring point coordinates into a totally blank MXD using the File/Add Data/Add XY Data method, and I'm getting mis-placed points.

The MXD is a brand new one and has no coordinate system applied to it and no data in it.
The X and Y fields are in an Excel spreadsheet with each having 6 or 7 points to the right of the decimal.
When I add the data to the MXD, I then immediately export it to a feature class.
When I check the points, every one of them is off from the 4th or 5th decimal onward.

Why is this happening?

Windows XP Pro 2002, SP3
ArcGIS v10.1, SP1 (build 3143)