I want to calculate the distance of archaeological sites to the nearest river. Following this question Calculating minimum distance between points and polygons in QGIS? I extracted the nodes of the rivers layer and assigned a unique ID to each resulting point. I have a layer of almost 90,000 points/nodes. My archaeological sites layer has only 42 sites. Both layers are in EPSG 32615 (UTM 15N WGS84). I performed the Distance Matrix with the following settings:
Input Layer: Sites
Unique ID input layer: Site ID
Target Layer: nodes
Target unique ID: nodes id
Use only the nearest (k) target points" as 1
Now the problem, the resulting distance matrix states that all the sites have the same neighbor and are at the same distance of it:
This is not the only weird thing. The resulting distance should be in meters, since my layers are in EPSG 32615, but the resulting distance is almost two million meters!!. With Qgis manual measuring tool the distance between the “master node” to the nearest sites is almost 25,000 meters, and to the furthest one about 56,000 meters.
I wonder if someone could give me a hint on what I am doing wrong.
Ps. I also tried MMqgis hub distance tool, but some of the resulting lines do not lie in a line node,
and the calculated distance is the same for every line