I understand there is a way to plot lat,long data from a table (dbf) in ArcMap, but is there any way to plot x,y data if you only have distances away from a set coordinate instead of lat, long?
To clarify and specify my task: Square plots were set up and a GPS coordinate was recorded for each corner. Then the distances (m) from the north corner were recorded in the x and y direction for every tree in the plot. I was hoping to plot these trees in ArcMap, but don't want to plot each tree individually by way of creating a shapefile and adding each feature in (too many trees!!).So, I was wondering if there was any way to upload all these points with one or a few steps? I already have a .csv file with all of the tree numbers/attributes and their respective x and y distances away from the corners.