I am trying to calculate the areas of administrative regions in Uganda, using the EPSG:102022 projection. They are polygons. But everything I do produces areas in degrees rather than meters, giving results with small decimal values. I'm using QGIS 2.18 on a Mac. It should be so simple, but I'm at my wit's end. Does anyone know the secret?
I have tried:
-Using Vector/Geometry Tools/AddGeometryColumns and $area in fieldcalculator
-Using Layer and Project CRS
-Turning off on-the-fly re-projection
-Turning off the Render toggle
-Saving and loading new .shp files with the EPSG:102022 projection
-Changing all the defaults in Settings/Options/CRS to EPSG:102022
-Running Singlepart to Multipart and the reverse
-Restarting my computer
There have been many similar questions posted, and none of the answers or comments in them are working for me: Area is calculating wrong using $area in field calculator (QGIS 2.8.1-Wien) How to calculate polygon areas in QGIS?
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