MakeXYEventLayer Issues with .csv

Discussion created by karoth4 on Apr 16, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 21, 2014 by aimong

I have been working on plotting points on to a world map using latitude longitude coordinates in a .csv file, but they are always plotted in the wrong location.

Here is my code:
[INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]u'GeographicCoordinateSystem/World/WGS 1984',"Value")[/INDENT] [/INDENT][/INDENT]

This plots them all at the south pole in the World Topology Basemap.

What Works:
Creating a geodatabase, importing csv file into a table, adding data to ArcMAP table of contents, and clicking Display XY... with all of the same settings as above.

Why does using a geodatabase work, but not a csv file? I really need a way to work on the file directly in the python code, and not through ArcMAP.

Thanks in advance!