I used QGIS to find the extents/bounding boxes of a list of features from census data.
I used the following method: Vector - Research tools - Polygon From Layer Extent, which creates a new shapefile with a table of extent values for each feature.
However, the resulting extent values (minx, miny, etc.) are not LAT/LONG. I'm not sure what they are. The properties show CRS as "USER:100000 - Generated CRS (+proj=aea +lat_1=29.5 +lat_2=45.5 +lat_0=37.5 +lon_0=-96 +x_0=0" even though I set the project default to WGS 84 EPSG: 4326. If I change it back to WGS84, the data stays to same.
What CRS format are QGIS extents and how can I convert them to standard Lat/long so that I can plot them?