I am based in NSW, Australia. I have a shapefile that when I underlay with the OpenLayers plugin (Google satellite), the shapefile is skewed despite all my efforts to correct it. I changed the project properties to GDA 94 and GDA 94 MGA 56, as well as re-saving the shapefile as WGS 84 EPSG:3857 to match the OpenLayers plugin. Nothing seems to work.

Can anyone help? Is it the original shapefile?

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  • what software are you using to display your shapefile? To be clear, are you loading your shapefile into a OpenLayers.Layer.Vector object or are you using OSM basemap inside a software? – Below the Radar Aug 29 '14 at 13:45
  • I am using QGIS 2.4 – Ryan Sims Aug 29 '14 at 21:11

Supposed you are using QGIS:

Project CRS must be EPSG:3857 when youn intend to use the Openlayers plugin.

The layer CRS may have other CRS, as long as On-the-fly-reprojection is enabled.

  • Thanks for your response Andre. I have tried that with no avail. It is still skewed. – Ryan Sims Aug 29 '14 at 22:33
  • No matter what projection I assign the layer or project it is still skewed – Ryan Sims Aug 29 '14 at 22:38
  • Can you share the shapefile, or parts of it via dropbox? – AndreJ Aug 30 '14 at 5:19
  • Hi Andre, after a few hours of stuffing around with it I worked it out. I re-added the shapefile into the project again and assigned it to AGD84 eventhough the metadata stated AGD66. This seemed to fix the problem. The shapefile is now better aligned with openlayer plugin. Thanks for your help I do appreciate it. – Ryan Sims Aug 30 '14 at 9:18

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