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changing unit of area from unknown unit to square meters

I am using Qgis 1.8 and I have this polygon.Now I wanted to know the area of this polygon and i have used field calculator and it shows my area as 651692439.under general tab crs is : EPSG:4326 - WGS ...
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Pseudo-Mercator projection with Decimal Degrees?

Hope this isn't a duplicate, did some searching but none seemed quite the same. Projection I want: WGS84/Pseudo-mercator. Selected. Looks Great. Canvas units I want: Decimal Degress. Selected. ...
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How do I set the composer layout units to inches?

I open an new composer and select ANSI A for my paper. The notation after the name is "Letter; 8.5inx11in", but the width and height are displayed in mm, and the units selection is grayed out, so I ...
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Scalebar unit different from project unit (QGIS) [duplicate]

I use QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour. My shapefiles and project is in that directory on Copy: https://copy.com/s7h6ZiiRJMXe All my shapefiles is in WGS 84, so.. the units is in degree. I want that units of ...
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1answer
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Unable to change the layer unit in QGIS

I have been working with QGIS for 2 weeks and I got the hang of it now. The problem now is I cannot calculate the area of a created polygon. Because the layer unit is not changing to meters. When ...
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Distance Matrix in QGIS

Can anyone help me with the distance matrix tool in QGIS? Is there a tutorial about it? It sometimes crashes when I use it and the values that it produces seem strange. I am a beginner in QGIS, so I ...
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Which horizontal unit is used on the table of the Profile Tool?

Does anyone knows what horizontal unit is used on the table of the "Profile Tool". Vertical is in meter but I don't know about the horizontal axis. Knowing the length of my profile, I tried to divide ...
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How to read the area column in QGIS?

I have few problems understanding how units are managed in QGIS. According to the area column I created for a shapefile, the area of a shape is 0.7727... I just checked on Wikipedia and indeed the ...
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What's the Workflow for buffering in meters/km using WGS84 layers?

I'm a little bit new to GIS, so bear with me a minute.... I'm using QGIS 1.7.4-Wroclaw and working with an SHP layer in WGS84. I want to buffer out to a certain number of kilometers from this layer ...
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How to get $length in meters in QGIS?

I read a lot of posts concerning that subject, nevertheless I cannot solve to problem of getting $length in the field calculator in meters rather than in decimal degress in QGIS. The CRS of original ...
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QGIS scalebar shows a wrong scale [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does QGIS scalebar show a wrong scale? I want the scale-bar in QGIS to be in meters/kilometers. Usually it's in degrees, but if I change it to meters it is displayed ...
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How to specify coordinate reference system (CRS) for scalebar that is different to project CRS?

Is it possible to specify a coordinate reference system (CRS) for the scalebar that is different to the project CRS? For example, my project CRS uses geographic coordinates (lat/long), the reason ...
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Set buffer radius in metric units in qGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is up with QGIS buffer tool units? A similar question to this one has already been asked QGIS - Change unit of measure from degrees to meters, but none of the steps ...
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Understanding QGIS buffer tool units?

I have been trying to figure this out for a couple weeks now and have had no luck getting the buffer tool to accept anything but degrees as units of measure. I have found lots of stuff saying the ...