I am new here, so sorry if I missed something, but when I try to converta data from an xls file into a shp file by export data, all the points I had before get reduced to only one?! I also want to convert Eastings and Northings into Lat/Lon and have unfortunately two coordinate systems that I need to align thus GDA1994 and WGS1984. I am also having the problem that the points and a coastline dont show up, but separately they do. Thanks a lot already.
A little more info :) Sorry for that ... I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and what I did was this so far: in ArCatalog export to a gdb (single)+pulled it into ArcMap-> Display X,Y and then I saw nicely all the points that were originally in the table (a few thousand bird positions), but then if I export the data as a shapefile, only one point is left instead of the few thousand positions?! This would be my first question, What am I doing wrong here? The coordinate system should be WGS84, but the that aim would to convert the Eastings and Northings of all these points (as I only have this data) afterwards into Longitude and Latitude, which would be my second question (tried to do it via "add fields"+calculate geometry)...The underlying map for all these points has got the coordinate system GDA94. I hope this helps a little more :) Thanks again, highly appreciated!!!
PS. Could it be due to different different sings and formatting in the excel table? When do I use a csv file?