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Mappoint 2011 - Mapping from longitude and latitude data RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to map a load of data, but only have the longitude and latitude.   I have set those columns to be recognised, but none of the data is being matched.  This is an example of the data.  What am I doing wrong?

    Latitude Longitude
    484750 216030
    486282 224773
    496436.1 191006.4

    Friday, February 1, 2013 3:29 PM

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  • MapPoint works with geographic decimal degrees to the WGS84 geoid.

    For example:  Longitude -93.4512;  Latitude 34.5678

    Your coordinates are not longitude,latitude coordinates specified in decimal degrees.

    Are thy UTM coordinates?  (which aren't longitude,latitude, btw) or are you using an unusual unit system?



    Richard Marsden
    MapPoint Add-ins at Mapping-Tools.com

    • Proposed as answer by MapForums_com Monday, February 4, 2013 4:27 PM
    Monday, February 4, 2013 1:43 PM
  • What part of the world are these coordinates? Can you figure out what the lat/lon coordinates are by hovering your mouse over the location in MapPoint? The lat/lon are displayed on the lower left. Note that for the U.S., the Longitude is 70W to about 120W, but these are normally recorded as negative e.g. -70.0 and -120.0

    http://www.mapforums.com

    • Proposed as answer by MapForums_com Monday, February 4, 2013 4:34 PM
    Monday, February 4, 2013 4:34 PM