I have a problem with creating - inserting GPS coordinates into QGIS. I have my coordinates in this format: N 45.66209; E 013.99382 and I want to insert them. I am using the function Numerical Digitize.

The problem is that when I put them into the function, the location that I get is wrong. I think the problem is in the format of the coordinates, because when I used the function Location (X,Y) I obtained coordinates in this format: 421949.975,58031.353.

How can I transform into this format my coordinates? How is this format called?

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    Your coordinates are in degrees, while the other coordinate pair is in meters or feet. You have to add your coordinates in a layer with a CRS that uses degrees, like EPSG:4326. Note that coordinates are expected in Easting-Northing order. – AndreJ Jan 15 '17 at 6:46
  • Thank you, It resolved my problem. Also do you know any program or site, that directly transforms my coordinates from degrees to meters? – klemzy Jan 15 '17 at 13:23
  • QGIS is able to do the conversion, or the commandline utility cs2cs. – AndreJ Jan 15 '17 at 20:05