I am working with QGIS 1.8 and 2.6 and can't get any of the Cross Section Profile tools to provide the ellipsoid ("proper") distances. All the distances use geographic coordinates which are too long/far.
For example, the straight line distance from Vancouver BC, to Kelowna is about 270km. My cross sections all say it is 420km.
The QGIS distance measurement tool allows you to use the Ellipsoid (I set mine to WGS 84) and give me 271km.
Can anyone shed light on how to get any of the profile tools to give me the "proper" distance?