I'm very new in this area. I have a geojson vector layer file, with coordinates like

{ "type": "Feature",  "geometry": { "type": "Point", "coordinates": [ 487677.2993499999866, 112018.26101 ] } },

I open it in QGIS, I change the default SRC of the couche and from the project to match with my data (EPSG:4149).

When I export then this in KML, I have those coordinates for the same point:


I don't understand why the first coordinate changes. Can you help me?


change the default SRC is the reason for the misplacement.

If you want lat/lon coordinates, turn that back to the original value, and save the layer to a different file name and CRS EPSG:4326 using Rightclick -> Save As...

  • Hello,Thank you very much but that don't help me: I've exactly the same coordinate change when I keep the original values (EPSG:4236).
    – Beginner
    Jan 16 '15 at 8:39
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    Your coordinates seem to be in meters, while KML needs them in degrees. The geojson file should have a CRS definition. If not, you have to set it in QGIS. EPSG:21781 CH1903/LV03 may be the right one if the point should be west of Genève.
    – AndreJ
    Jan 16 '15 at 10:10

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