Georeference a Shapefile?

Discussion created by lad-water on Aug 13, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 13, 2012 by lad-water
A coworker gave me 2 shapefiles which he had exported from Surpac.  The shapefiles are not in a real world coordinate system but he would like me to create a map of boreholes in reference to a contour map from Surpac.  If I do that the map still won't be georeferenced and the map won't be very useful.  I have the USA topo from ESRI and wondered if I could somehow match the topo (just lines) exported from Surpac with the topo from ESRI so I could give the points real world coordinates?