How can I add a layer with X,Y in degrees (from an excelfile) to a map with CRS?

I am using QGIS 2.8.2

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    give an example of what your X,Y looks like in Excel... if they're already in decimal degrees, you can save your Excel to a CSV and add it easily... – DPSSpatial Jan 14 '16 at 21:46

Assuming your coordinates are in decimal degrees (see the answer of HeyOverThere), you just have to export your Excel file as a CSV and import the CSV following this tutorial. You may need to reproject your layer depending on its original datum.


If the coordinates are in degrees, minutes, and seconds you'll need to convert those values to decimal. Here's a quick guide on how to do that:


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