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Defining Spatial Extent   Travis Ludwig Aug 01, 2005
Re: Defining Spatial Extent   Melita Kennedy Aug 01, 2005
Re: Defining Spatial Extent   Travis Ludwig Aug 01, 2005
Re: Defining Spatial Extent   Travis Ludwig Aug 02, 2005
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Subject Defining Spatial Extent 
Author Travis Ludwig 
Date Aug 01, 2005 
Message In ArcGIS 8.3 you could project data and then you could hit the tab and and define the xmin/max and ymin/max and I was wonder how you can do this in ArcGIS 9.1. The reason is we have a template Geodatabes with 29 layer and we need to define the spatial extent so we can put data in all these layer. 
   
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Subject Re: Defining Spatial Extent 
Author Melita Kennedy 
Date Aug 01, 2005 
Message Hi Travis,

I'm not sure what tab you're talking about, unless you were using the Coordinate System tab to change the data frame's coordinate system. That would change the reported extents for the layers/data frame because the data is now being projected on the fly in ArcMap.

Extents usually reflect the actual coordinate values in the data.

There are several ways to permanently change the extents of a dataset.

1. Create a new dataset by projecting the data to a new coordinate system.
2. Use the spatial adjustment or georeferencing toolbar or something similar to 'move' the data to a new coordinate system.

Melita Kennedy
ESRI Product Specialist 
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Subject Re: Defining Spatial Extent 
Author Travis Ludwig 
Date Aug 01, 2005 
Message What we have is a template PGD and we use this to start up all new project before we digitize. We get our xmin/max and ymin/max from the corner of the overlay to be digitized. Then we reproject the empty PGD template set the correct utm zone and there was a tab that would allow you to set the spatial extent on a empty PGD. That is the tab I am talking about not sure what it was called used it so much never really tough about the tab name but it was on there previously and it is no longer there. 
   
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Subject Re: Defining Spatial Extent 
Author Travis Ludwig 
Date Aug 02, 2005 
Message Melita
My mistake in ArcGIS8.3 when projecting from our template to a new project geodatabase we would define the x/y domain there was a tab for it. In ArcGIS 9.0 it is no longer there so how do you do it in this version.