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I am new to qgis and I would like to create a buffer around point features.
My goal is to create a quarter mile buffer (402.336m) around each point feature, using Geoprocessing Tools -> Buffer(s), setting the buffer distance and exporting. The process creates what appears to be a massive polygon. However when I use '.05' as the distance buffers appear around each point.
I assumed this happened because the measurement units are not correct. I verified the project projection (NAD83 OH/South). Then I checked the Measure Tool via Options -> Map Tools. Te ellipsoid for distance calculations set at WGS 84 and the Preferred Measurement Units is set to 'meters'
I have set up 'on the fly' projections
How do I solve the mystery of this buffer problem?
Setup: qgis 1.7, Ubuntu 11.04