Display points from A table * A Step-by-Step Guide. Hey, wait a minute! These are supposed to be in Central Idaho!. Do you have data points that won’t display right in your GIS map? This may be the help you need .
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Hey, wait a minute!
These are supposed to be in Central Idaho!
Do you have data points
that won’t display right
in your GIS map?
This may be the help you need.
* The table must have X,Y fields, such as Latitude/Longitude or Northing/Easting,
often obtained from field data waypoints.
Designed for use with tools developed by Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System.
Methods apply broadly and can be implemented by most GIS users.
Add the State of Idaho file(from LayerFetcher *)Selected here because it’s in the standard projection used by state data, is visible statewide,is a (simple) single record file, and most data points will fall within state boundaries.
*Get Layer Fetcher (If you work for IDFG):
In your project,Right-click on the table
Select Display XY data
For Coordinate System ofInput Coordinates,
X = Lon = East/West (eg, -116.####)
Y = Lat = North/South (eg, 42.####)
Z = elevational attribute (optional )
Open the Geographic Coordinate Systems folder
Open the Worldfolder
(or the system you need to work with)
(Hint: Add this coordinate system to Favorites so it’s easy to find next time)
Click OKon the
Object ID error message
To save as a Feature Class,
select a geodatabase
To save as a Shapefile, select a folder
Add the layer to your existing project.
Now you can correctly display and
analyze your data points.
Points should display in the correct location.
Topic design by Cyndi Coulter and Pam Bond
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System Idaho Fish and Game <> 2013