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I georeferenced a map using a data layer from ArcGis online as a base map. I transformed the now georeferenced map to the WGS 1984 World Mercator projected coordinate system. Lastly, I exported the map from ArcGIS as a PDF. I exported all data layers. However when I open in Adobe and use the Geospatial Location tool the lat and long bar remains blank. What am I doing wrong?

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    Can you run the gdalinfo command & post the result here? example - c:\>gdalinfo mygeospatial.pdf Also, did you toggle "Export Map Georeference Information" on the 'Export Map' dialogs' 'Advanced' tab when exporting as a pdf? – cm1 Nov 10 '16 at 13:30
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    There are two common ways to georeference PDF. One is a proprietary system by TerraGo, the other an extension to PDF standard made by Adobe. Perhaps ArcGIS is using the TerroGo system. The GDAL driver info page gives some more information and new links gdal.org/frmt_pdf.html. – user30184 Nov 10 '16 at 14:13
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    Adobe is using the Esri projection engine internally. There's a bug with EPSG::3857 because Adobe is using a very old copy of the library. Did you use "WGS 1984 Web Mercator" or "WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere)"? If the latter, try using the former one. Also, what version of ArcGIS? – mkennedy Nov 10 '16 at 19:32
  • @cm1 this is the result of the gdalinfo: – Ted808 Nov 13 '16 at 15:39
  • @cm1 the result of gdal info is:Size is 2648, 1406 Coordinate System is: 'PROJCS["WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator", GEOGCS["WGS 84", DATUM["WGS_1984", SPHEROID["WGS 84",6378137,298.257223563, AUTHORITY["EPSG","7030"]], AUTHORITY["EPSG","6326"]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0, AUTHORITY["EPSG","8901"]], UNIT["degree",0.0174532925199433,' – Ted808 Nov 13 '16 at 15:45