I have coordinates (sampling points) as part of a larger excel file that I am trying to convert to a .shp file to overlay on a map. When I add them to Arc as XY data they display just fine, but when I export to .shp file I lose my points. When I select zoom to layer it zooms way way way out and still displays nothing. Any ideas about what might be going wrong? I am using ArcMap 10.1
ensure that none of your field names have spaces in them. I had similar problem and when I took out spaces it worked.