I simply want to create a buffer of a specific size, around a single point. When I create a buffer it uses degrees/ or radians, or whatever, and the buffer is created that covers the whole screen.
I am working on a South African map, so I have tried setting the project CRS to WGS84/UTM30S.
I then load my shapefile, and set the shapefile CRS to WGS84/UTM30S. Still the buffering tool creates this massive buffer.
I just want to be able to create a buffer, of known radius in meters.
I am using QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa
Anyone with ideas?