When working in survey maps or in situations with large coordinates, AutoCAD may switch to the "engineering" or "scientific" notation (with the "E" exponent - e.g. -1.23456789E+06) to display coordinates with the specified number of decimal places.
You can suppress this switch either by lowering the number of displayed decimal places (see the UNITS command or the LUPREC variable), or by using the LISP function (rtos).
Instead of the ID command, you can e.g. use the following Lisp routine (save it to fullid.lsp, load it with APPLOAD and run it with the fullID command), which displays large coordinates as a standard decimal number:
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(defun C:fullID ( / pt)
(setq pt (getpoint "\nPick a point to ID: "))
(prompt (strcat "\nX = "(rtos (car pt) 2)
" Y = " (rtos (cadr pt) 2)
" Z = " (rtos (caddr pt) 2)))
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