I'm working with in-situ data collected from several field sites that must be converted into points that lie within a separate layer of polygons. These polygons are the boundaries of the different study areas, in which the points, representing trees, must go. I've successfully converted the in-situ data to points, but I'm having a lot of trouble making those points fall within the necessary polygons.
The issue is that the point data does not have a traditional coordinate system. We based our coordinate measurements off of a 30x30m plot, and the points correlate to a 30x30m grid. As a result, even if I ensure that the coordinate system matches, the points are very spread out in ArcMap - to the point where I can't drag and drop them to the correct spot on the polygons because they're impossible to find unless I zoom to the layer.
Is there a way for me to define a lat/long extent for the point layer that matches the lat/long extent for the polygons so that I can make the points within the boundary of their respective polygons?
I'm relatively new to ArcGIS.