When adding the CSV via Add Data tool and using right click |
Display XY Data or the tool
Make XY Event Layer, it is normal to receive a "Table Does not have Object-ID field" message. Just make sure you remember to include the coordinate system the data was created in such as WGS84.
After the event layer is created, Right click in the Table of Contents and Export the data.
Because the window here is pretty small, I find it easier to control the file name and location by clicking the little yellow folder icon on the right side.
Two of your export options are
- Feature Class in a Geodatabase. In this case, navigate to the geodatabase you want to store the data and provide a feature class name. Do not include a file extension.
- Shapefile. In this case, navigate to the folder you want to store the data and provide a shapefile name. Change the type to Shapefile. The file extension automatically changes to .shp.
Once the data is exported, use the exported data as the input for your buffer process.