# Distance Matrix tool in QGIS. How to get result in metric? [closed]

I'm trying to calculate the distance between points in layer with distance matrix tool. And keep getting strange results no matter what. Like this
MASTER ------------SLAVE ---------------- DISTANCE --------- SHOULD BE
Metrotown ---------Knox Mountain ------ 0.036069979------------ 48.2 km
Metrotown -------- Central --------------- 0.048071058------------- 29.3 km
Metrotown -------- Rosedale ------------ 0.050883421------------- 60.1 km
Metrotown -------- Kelowna -------------- 0.051697257------------ 340.4 km
Metrotown -------- Ocean Park --------- 0.054471001------------- 29.1 km
Metrotown -------- Langley -------------- 0.055017692------------- 18.7km

First my thought was that the distance is in degrees not in meters. So I tried different CMSs but it didn't change anything. Than I tried to duplicate layer and calculate distances between points between two layers. But nothing changed. NAD83 CMS gave me another unrealistic result ( smth like 5665565, 5675656, etc) Is it even possible? What CMS I should use?

I even tried to do this in postgis with ST_Distance and still getting same results.

Thank you!

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## closed as too localized by whuber♦Dec 20 '12 at 3:29

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– lynxlynxlynx Dec 19 '12 at 18:55
I saw this post. It didn't make things clearer. I tried k=2 it gives same irrelevant results. – Vadim Dec 19 '12 at 19:24
Although this is, on the face of it, an exact duplicate of gis.stackexchange.com/q/20291/7913, I would urge leaving it open--at least in the meantime--because it is clear these distances are not in decimal degrees (they are too small); moreover, there is no apparent relationship at all between the numbers in the `distance` and `should be` columns: make a scatterplot and see! – whuber Dec 19 '12 at 19:44