I'm new in QGIS and in GIS. I want to calculate distance between two points in meters using WGS 84 coordinates. I'm working with QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour and Python 2.7
The code is the following (based on http://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/pyqgis_developer_cookbook/geometry.html?highlight=measureline#geometry-predicates-and-operations):
point1 = QgsPoint(-46.443077,-67.51561) point2 = QgsPoint(-46.4446,-67.512778) #Create a measure object distance = QgsDistanceArea() #Measure the distance m = distance.measureLine(point1, point2)
Using these coordinates I'm getting 0.00321554863126 And in Google Maps it is approximately 290m.
Why is it not the same distance, or is the first distance not meters?