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I write a program to decode the message from the GPS device to get the easting and northing , but I don't know how to convert the easting and northing to a point and saved in a feature class in ArcMap.

Do anyone have similar experience ?

Regards Gary Sham

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If you have the data in a table defined as a X and Y coordinate its beyond easy. All you do is load that table into your ArcMap instance; then right click that table in your Catalog view and you will see the option to build the Point from X/Y.

Now if you are not using ArcGIS 10 you can refer to this write-up from ESRI for details HowTo: Import XY data tables to ArcMap and convert the data to a shapefile.

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