I have a QGIS project with a shapefile (CRS:WGS84) overlayed on a googlemaps satellite layer. My shapefile consists of many GPS coordinate points measured in decimal degrees, and another field for accuracy of the GPS reading, measured in meters. I want to create a variable distance buffer around the points so that each point has a buffer the size of the respective accuracy reading. For example if a specific point has an accuracy reading of 6.0 meters, I want a 6.0 meter buffer around that point.
I've tried creating a variable distance buffer normally but it renders totally off. I think this is probably due to the lat/long an CRS being set for decimal degrees, but the accuracy measurement in meters. However I have no easy way of transforming that accuracy into decimal degrees without transforming the entire map.
Is there a way to create a variable distance buffer in meters around points in decimal degrees?