Moving a vertex to an exact x,y location (absolute x,y)

You can move a vertex (or point) by specifying new x,y locations when you obtain additional data that provides the exact coordinate location at which the vertex should be. For example, suppose a parcel is resurveyed and a new Global Positioning System (GPS) point is obtained for the parcel corner. You can move the corner of the parcel to match the location found by the GPS by specifying the equivalent location in x,y coordinates.

You can specify the location as a longitude-latitude coordinate pair, a Military Grid Reference System (MGRS) location, a U.S. National Grid (USNG) location, or a Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate. If you are entering a coordinate pair, you see two boxes on the dialog box, compared with one box for grid locations.

For more information on valid formats when entering locations, see About distance units and editing.

  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar and double-click the feature you want to edit.
  2. Position the pointer over the vertex until it changes to the move pointer Edit tool as the move cursor. To move multiple vertices, drag a box around them and position the pointer over one of the selected vertices.
  3. Right-click and click Move To.
  4. Click the Units button Units button and click the unit you want to use to enter the location.
  5. Type the coordinates or grid location of the place you want to move the vertex and press ENTER.
  6. Right-click anywhere on the map and click Finish Sketch.

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