My GPS collects data in WGS1984 and I have decided to start working in UTM instead of state plane. Needless to say, I would edit shapefiles, not paying attention to what coordinate system I was using and relied on the transformations. I have realized the error of my ways and want to correct my workflow.
I would like to take my original files from my gps and do a batch project to UTM so I can correct the data. The directory structure of my gps software is such that each project has it's own folder with subdirectories of corrected/uncorrected data and the shapefiles. I would like to be able to load up the tool with the various files from different locations and save the UTM file to the same directory as the WGS1984 file, just with UTM at the end of the file name.
What I have done is made a copy of the BatchProject script from ArcToolbox to modify, but I have little to no experience with Python. If this is not the way to approach this problem, please let me know. If I should be using just the regular project tool and put that inside of a loop of some sort, that's fine too.