I have imported a .shp file (Layer --> Add Layer --> Add Vector Layer) and want to get the latitude/longitude of the points in this file. (It's a file of world coastlines).
I ran Vector --> Geometry Tools --> Extract Nodes and have a nice outline. I even see the correct corrdinates in the QGIS window:
However, when I try to save that new file as a CSV, the X/Y coordinates are a weird format:
X Y -3817908 18432293 -3826512 18426524 -3840126 18409838 -3859723 18368052 -3867249 18359913 -3876943 18362476 -3912276 18386416 -3941774 18394507
Instead of the GPS coordinate type, i.e. -115.00, 49.82.
Even if I try to edit the fields, and add a new one for
$y, it shows the 'incorrect' number:
What's odd is I followed these exact steps on another Node file (that
ne_10m_nodes), and it does show the correct format.
What could I be doing wrong?
(Note: the data source for the .shp file is different in the 'broken' and 'working' one, but after I get the nodes extracted, wouldn't think that makes a difference...)