Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Coordinates - Acquire versus Specify

Two tools, Acquire Coordinates and Specify Coordinates at a Point. Both provide the same end result except when the source file for the coordinates has very large values. In this VIDEO you'll see coordinates that are in the millions of feet from the origin of the file. Acquire coordinates fails to provide the correct data where Specify has no problem with it. Here's the resulting values using Acquire Coordinates.

Here's the correct values.

You can listen and watch here now.

Just remember that you can't trust Acquire Coordinates with large coordinate values, make sure they match!

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