enter image description hereI am trying to change the CRS of one shapefile that is originally in NAD27 to WGS84. When I proceed to make the change, I still continue to see the file in UTM coordinates... I've tried to save the file as a new one with the and change it at the "set layer CRS" option... Do you know another alternative?


1 Answer 1


You should include the program you are using... But if your using QGIS I would avoid using the "Save as" option and instead open QGIS "Toolbox" find the QGIS Algorithm for Vector - "Reproject Layer" made sure to set the source CRS to nad27 and the target to wgs84

  • I tried it, and it keeps up showing UTM coordinates even though the metadata says the projection changed... :( I added a printscreen
    – Nadia
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 2:27
  • Open the .prj file from the original shapefile package using any text editor, copy and paste the text here
    – user33290
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 13:35

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