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I want to know if there is some possibility to find lat long position in ArcGIS 10.0 as we can find on Google Earth. I have an assignment and doing this can save me a lot of time. I have already used the "Find" option in ArcGIS 10.0 which is limited to what I want.

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In the question above use of "Google Earth" have been taken as an example only. I would like to find the lat long position in the platform of ArcGIS as I have been trying to find with "Find" tool, which did not help.

  • How precisely are you doing this in Google Earth? Knowing that will make it much easier for potential answerers to suggest the ArcGIS for Desktop equivalent function. – PolyGeo Nov 11 '16 at 10:18
  • As we enter some values in Google Earth e.g. 70.2356 34.5485 n it gives the result. Same or similar would work. Variation, I suppose, should depend on decimals after the point. – Ade'l Nov 11 '16 at 10:28
  • Please edit the question in response to requests for clarification. It's not fair to those who would answer to need to mine the comments for critical information. – Vince Nov 11 '16 at 11:51
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It sounds like you are after the GoTo XY tool which is on the Tools toolbar:

You can use this tool to type in x,y coordinates and navigate to them. The coordinates you enter can be

  • Longitude-Latitude
  • ...
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    this might work, but my Arc crashes as soon as I initiate this, I'm using version 10. – Ade'l Nov 11 '16 at 11:40
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    Please edit the question to specify the version of ArcGIS in use. "10" is a series of release families, starting with 10.0 and its service packs (which have been retired), ranging to the current "10.4.1" and the imminent "10.5.0". – Vince Nov 11 '16 at 11:57
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Another option, if you have many lng/lat coordinates to display you may use this method:

  1. Open up blank ArcMap and right click on Layers (data frame)>Properties>Coordinate System tab and search/select the WGS 1984 geographic coordinate system.
  2. Put all your lng/lat coordintes in two different columns in a spreadsheet or comma delimited text file and then use the Make XY Event Layer tool to plot the many locations.

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