Wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have a kml in Google Earth. When I import it to QGIS, and then import the Google Earth images they are in slightly different places. I used a QGIS plugin so maybe that is the issue. Potentially the plugin imports the terrain images incorrectly.
Google Earth - Original Zone 18M 209551.00 m E 9131622.00 m S
QGIS - First import (note, Zone 18M is not an option in QGIS...potential answer?) 209581.516575, -868393.873839 *I think the incorrect Y coordinate has to do with zone datum points, which typically have large offsets if I remember right. But look at the X coordinate, its 30 meters off! This is the main part of my question. Why are the x and y coordinates changing?
QGIS - Coordinates given at bottom of screen -77.633805064386,-7.847746027456, which when plotted on Google earth line up where the original google earth point was.
One last issue. I imported water data from divaGIS for rivers, and the river is definitely a km or so to the east of the google earth image river. Should I trust divaGIS data? They have a suspicious quantity available for free.