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I am trying to make a map using ArcMap 10.3 and adding Excel coordinates from a map. I originally converted addresses to lat/long using an online site. I have tried every suggestion I could find online and I can't figure how to get the points to show up. I've been able to upload the Excel file and add xy coordinates, but nothing shows up when I do. I only have 12 addresses/coordinate pair to add so I also tried to add them individually and couldn't figure out how. How can I fix this?

  • Please include a sample point or two within the question. i don't know if this was occurring in 10.3, but make sure the Add XY tool's coordinate system is correct. If the data's lat/lon, make sure coordsys is a geographic one. – mkennedy May 16 '17 at 20:32
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1) Save the excel doc as a .xls file. 2) Open ArcMap 3) Set the coordinate system to WGS84 if you have basic lat/long coordinates. 4) Add data (the xls doc) 5) Right click the table in the ToC and run the XY to point tool. 6) I recommend exporting the point file to a new layer.

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    I'd suggest not using Excel directly, it has weak types which can cause problems later. Save the Excel sheet as DBASE IV or import into a personal geodatabase using MS Access before adding the table to the TOC and creating event layer desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/tools/data-management-toolbox/… are the coords in DD lat/lon or DMS lat/lon? If you have DMS it will need to be converted to DD for the XY event layer to work, that can be done in Excel before saving. – Michael Stimson May 16 '17 at 1:55

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