I am very new to ArcGIS Pro and have been struggling with getting the minimum and maximum latitude/longitude of an area in ArcGIS Pro. I am looking to get four coordinates of a rectangle that encompasses each polygon I have in a shapefile.
I have tried calculating extents of the minimal bounding geometry rectangles and vertices to points, so I thought I would reach out here. This is a description of what I have done so far.
I have about 2800 polygons in a shape file that represent conservation areas across the US. I used the minimal bounding geometry method of arcpy (script below) to get rectangles that encompass each polygon:
arcpy.MinimumBoundingGeometry_management('US_IBAs_2018Feb',"G:\IBA_Update\GIS\Bounding\Output", "RECTANGLE_BY_AREA", None)
I then tried to calculate the extent geometry attributes of each rectangle. This seemed to work, but I could not figure out why the x/y min/max weren't being displayed in decimal degrees instead of meters (see photo).
I tried making sure the map and the map and what is being returned from the extent were both in WGS84 or Web Mercator Aux Sphere, but had the same problem each time.
So from here I decided to just try and use the vertices to point tool. This gave me four coordinate points of each rectangle which is exactly what I need! However, all of the points have the same coordinate.
How can I correct this issue?