I am currently using QGIS (1.8.0) to prepare files for use in MaxEnt to predict species distribution in a new territory in Argentina. I need to
a) cut the raster files (bioclim, and others) to a single province, and
b) create a .asc file from a .shp file (not sure if this is possible in QGIS)
My problem is with point 'a'. I have read the various questions on this site regarding raster clipping which were very useful. I have set the CRS for each file (WGS84 EPSG4326), and the Raster/Extractions/Clipper tool using a mask does create a file.
However, when I open this file using TextPad (with which I can view the original larger file) the text is in an unknown language/script and does not open in MaxEnt.
I was worried the problem my lay in the fact that my .shp mask did not fully fall within my original raster, so I tried clipping by extent, so I clipped only within the extent of the raster, but got the same results. Has anyone any suggestions as to what might be the problem?