How to display Latitude and Longitude in the map

Discussion created by williamx on Jul 7, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 12, 2011 by dkwiens
Hi everybody.

Actually I'm a newbie to use the software Arcgis "arcinfo" "arceditor". Now I've got a data that has a table and I want to display the latitude and longitude in the map so what should I do exactly. I have some data for showing building number, building street. I just want someone to show me exactly how I can get benefit out of arcgis. Please help me how to achieve this task. see my picture attached in my topic that the "Display XY Data" specially the field "X Field" & "Y Field" doesn't show the columns X Y, I wonder why I can't find these columns in the list.

By the way, I found these columns X & Y columns in the table are in "Text" not in "Decimal Degrees" is this very important to be in decimal so I can see it.