shrug-l: Conversion of State Plane point data to Lat/Long

Cornell, Jason Jason.Cornell at
Tue Feb 26 16:15:34 EST 2008

Thank you for the responses!  All advice was used to fix my problem.  For the benefit to others who might have this issue in the future my steps were as follows:

1.       Used Calculate Geometry to calculate SP x and y coordinates while data frame was projected to SP.

2.       Added two new text fields and changed the projection of the data frame to WGS84.

3.       Used Calculate Geometry on the new fields but selected 'Use coordinate system of the data frame' to calculate for Degrees Minutes Seconds (+/-DDD MM'SS.sss") .

Thanks again!!


From: Preston Yates [mailto:pyates at]
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:54 PM
To: Cornell, Jason; shrug-l at
Subject: RE: shrug-l: Conversion of State Plane point data to Lat/Long

If you are using 9.2, you can change the projection of your data frame to WGS84 then use the calculate geometry function, which has the option to calculate x/y based on the feature projection or the data frame projection.  Using the data frame projection will give you lat/lon in decimal degrees.

Thank you -

Preston Yates
GIS Coordinator
Flagler County Emergency Management
1769 East Moody Blvd. #3
Bunnell, FL 32110
Ph: (386) 313-4251
Fax: (386) 313-4299
pyates at

From: shrug-l-bounces at [mailto:shrug-l-bounces at] On Behalf Of Cornell, Jason
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:38 PM
To: shrug-l at
Subject: shrug-l: Conversion of State Plane point data to Lat/Long
I am trying to add lat/long data to an existing .mdb.  I have successfully created x and y coordinate fields and populated the fields based on the respective State Plane system (Florida North).  I now need to convert the SP coordinates to lat/long.  Is this possible?

Any information would be a great help!


Jason Cornell
Environmental Specialist
Planning and Environmental Management Office
FDOT - District Two
1109 S. Marion Ave
Lake City, FL  32025
Ph:  386-961-7524

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