I Started this yesterday and I was able to create the shapefile in QGIS but I need the projection to be in NAD 83 New Jersey State Plane (ft) Coordinate System, which I was able to change the layer into NAD83NJ.

The problem is the only base layer I found was the Google/Bing Satellite Imagery which is in WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. How can I get the shapefile into NAD83NJ so I can see the shapefile has the correct coordinates?

This is in QGIS 2.6.1


You have to distinguish between project CRS and layer CRS.

If you use Google/Bing background, the project CRS must be set to EPSG:3857.

The other layers you add can have a different CRS. On-the-fly-reprojection will align these layers, even if they have a different projection than the background.

What you should not do is to use Set CRS for Layer. This will not reproject your coordinates, but will damage your data.

  • When i set up the shapefile i set it too NAD83NJ, so if i saved the shapefile will the shapefile open properly in the correct coordinates in some elses ARC of Qgis? – rkc1316 Jan 20 '15 at 15:42
  • You can test it yourself by creating a new project in NJ projection, and adding your shapefile and other vector data for comparison. Take something from njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/DataDownloads.jsp as reference. – AndreJ Jan 20 '15 at 15:58

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