I am trying transform a UTM layer to a WGS.

I have already:

  • Saved it as a new layer changing the SRC
  • Tried the tool "define current projection"

I am using QGIS 2.14 and the original layers are in WGS84/UTM 17S EPSG:32717, and my objective is to use WGS84.

  • what is the problem? because saving it as a new layer and change the reference system should have worked. Feb 20 '17 at 6:17
  • Define current projection is definitely wrong. For Save As..., you need to save to a different filename, and remove the old layer from the canvas.
    – AndreJ
    Feb 20 '17 at 6:24

I'm using QGIS 2.18. Hope the steps below are helpful:

  1. Make sure the shapefile with CRS "WGS84/UTM 17S EPSG:32717".
  2. "Save as..". Save it into a new shapefile and change the CRS to WGS84.
  3. Uncheck "add into map". Close QGIS and open again, add your new shapefile.
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    Thanks Cy T!! I was loading the new layers on the same map... I never thought that would be an issue Feb 20 '17 at 22:05

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