I have recieved a Group of shape files with unknown coordinate System. The coordinates are like: 536605 , 5658923 and I can not find the corresponding projection/coordinate System. It looks like that the data has been from dxf to shp converted. I have tried to Change their coordinate to the one I need (ETRS_1989_UTM_Zone_N32) in Arc Catalog. When I add them to the mxd for the data with coordinate System, still they would have shift and do not place correctly. I tried to change it now in a new mxd to UTM32N and it comes a bit closed but still is in another ocation. what other Options I have to correct this data? I use ArcGIS 10.5 but the toolboxes of projection and Transformation are not available.

  • I removed the transformer tag because that refers to FME. Feel free to add it back if you feel FME is involved here. – Berend Dec 19 '18 at 15:48
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    Does the shapefile have a corresponding .prj file? – Berend Dec 19 '18 at 15:50
  • Which coordinate system are you trying to put for the new data? – Shandip Dec 19 '18 at 16:08
  • First you need to determine what the original coordinate system is. Often, you can look at the source website to see if there is additional metadata about what the coordinate system should be, or reach out to the data provider. Then you can use the Define Projection tool to define it to be the coordinate system of the data, after which you can reproject to the coordinate system needed for your study. Please edit your question to include more details about the source of this data. – smiller Dec 19 '18 at 16:14
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    How far away from the correct location is your data? In which country/city should your example be? It is possible that the projection of the data is not UTM32N but something else, or an other UTM zone, or the data could have been mismanipulated and shifted in CAD software. It could also be an issue with units, which units are being used? – FSimardGIS Dec 19 '18 at 17:27

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