[Qgis-user] More Projection Issues - Shapefile appears in wrong spot
jlillest at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 28 21:09:20 EDT 2008
I've followed the posts and read the archives and cannot seem to find any solutions to my problem. I have a raster layer drg in NAD83 that seems to display in the correct spot. When I import custom shapefiles the points overlay in the correct spots relative to the raster. When I import a tiger file (shapefile, roads layer) from the census bureau, it will appear but not in the right spot. It appears as if the shapefile has the correct coordinates, but has been saved with the units as latlon. So instead of appearing at (35.944 degrees North, -83.2983 degrees East) it appears at (35.944 meters, -83.2983 meters). Does this make sense? Is there a simple fix to this?
Also, not sure if it is a related issue, but I cannot change the project units in the project properties page. No matter which units I choose and then save, the next time I open the project properties page it is always back to meters. I have tried reinstalling several times and OTF has always been selected. I have also tried every conceivable combination of CRS es on each dataset, to see if I could get a wierd selection to make it magically appear to no avail.
I have a WinXP machine and I have had the same problems in both QGIS 0.11.02 and in the Preview version 1.0.
Thanks in advance for any help,
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