4

I am new to QGIS but used to ArcGIS. I am working my way through the tutorial and have downloaded a map from earth explorer - following all the instructions. The map is in the left hand panel and the co-ordinates are visible. A thumbnail is showing in properties.

I have tried zoom to image but no map appears.

I cannot continue with the tutorial until I get the map!

  • the layer is checked – JayC Nov 12 '14 at 16:25
  • That did it! - so what is CRS – JayC Nov 12 '14 at 16:31
  • Will post the above comments as an answer for the convenience of others. – Joseph Nov 13 '14 at 12:48
4

Make sure that the Coordinate Reference System (CRS) is the same for the layer you want to view and the projected CRS.

To give a brief description, a CRS is used to project objects and locations on a map. There are 2 types of CRS ( both quoted from this source):

  • Geographic coordinate system which contains locations defined in terms of the position on a globe using latitude and longitude values.

  • Projected coordinate system which contains locations defined using Cartesian x, y coordinates on a flat, two-dimensional surface.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.