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Click the map, add a call-out with coordinates from clicked point.

December 12 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: ArcGIS Methods, Labeling

Is there a way to click on a map and add coordinates to a new call-out (ArcView license)? What we need to do is click on a point on the map, and have a call-out appear with the coordinates (from the Status bar at the bottom of the screen) inserted into the call-out.

We need to show the coordinates along a proposed road, at each bend in the road, so that field workers can know they are in the right location when the proposed road is in a wooded area.

Mapping Center Answer:

The simplest way to do this is to locate the points in a new point feature class, then a new item to the attribute table (labelled latitude). Then right-click the field heading and select Calculate Geometry.  In the dialog box you can then specify what to calculate...select Latitude and you'll populate the field with the latitude.  Repeat to get a new longitude field and you can then label your new points using the information in these fields.

If you already know the lat/long points in advance you could also use the Goto XY tool.

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