ArcMap georeferencing session is lost when using data frame rotation in Layout view

Last Published: April 25, 2020


While georeferencing a raster, after adjusting the data frame rotation, the raster returns to its original location.


This is a result of having too many geometric transformations happening at the same time. Data frame rotation is simply another layer of transformation, and the dedicated algorithm cannot process the additional complexity.

Solution or Workaround

Reset the data frame rotation to 0, then click Auto Adjust to the checked on (or off) and then back to the starting position.

Data frame rotation is not supported before, while, or after adding georeferencing control points.

Article ID:000003243

  • ArcMap 8 x

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