I have a qGIS question regarding the calculation of x and y coordinates and showing the results in decimal degrees. Initially I was using the 3.2 version, but went back to the 2.18.13 version because the newer version was really off for the coordinates (it would return 40.7768, -65.7466 when hovering over a point that was closer to 38.78, -76.87, for example). The 2.18.13 version of qGIS seems to be giving the right coordinates when hovering over a point, but when calculating them into a new field, the results returned aren't in decimal degrees (i.e. 1343104.31085 for x and 531546.19274 for y). The layer is set to a CRS of NAD83 HARN (EPSG:4269 (OTF)). Is there a conversion factor that should be used? I have tried saving the dataset as a shp file (it was already), adding fields and calculating using $x and $y, and I have also used the toolbox to add geometry, and receive the same results - not in decimal degrees. Any advice?
It may have been a permissions issue, since when I saved the shapefile again to another name and set the CRS to NAD83 HARN (EPSG:4269 (OTF)), and redid adding the fields and calculations, it worked and returned the coordinates in decimal degrees.