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I have two files, same crs but different reference system units and different scale. Long story short, the shp files won't overlap :(

I've read some answers to what seems to be the same problem but I just can't fix it.

Layer 1 Layer Spatial Reference System: WGS 84 / UTM 21S In layer spatial reference system units: xMin,yMin 368398.86,6105694.51 : xMax,yMax 852832.93,6265658.88

Layer 2 Layer Spatial Reference System: WGS 84 / UTM 21S In layer spatial reference system units: xMin,yMin -57.9891,-36.9946 : xMax,yMax -50.0697,-34.4732

Can someone help me with this problem?

  • Looks like your bounding boxes are in completely different areas, so the areas won't overlap. What have you already attempted that did not fix the issue? – MaryBeth May 17 '16 at 16:54
  • I read answers to similar questions but somehow I couldn't figure out how to fix my own problem! I'm not an expert, even thought I use GIS quite often, so I keep learning every time :) – gonz.c May 17 '16 at 16:59
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The second layer seems to be in degrees, although the SRS tells something else.

So you might set EPSG:4326 WGS84 with Set Layer CRS.

The result looks reasonable:

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    @gonz.c Just to be explicit, the problem is that the CRS for the second layer was wrong. Even though it said UTM 21S, the data itself was actually in long/lat. So all you did was correct the CRS, without changing anything in the data. – jpmc26 May 17 '16 at 22:04

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