I try to load a CSV file into QGIS. The file contains a list of points in decimal degree format without E, W, S, or N letters, like 35.876528, 045.982671.

When I add it as a delimited layer, it loads all the points, but on a very small scale near point zero south of Ivory Coast. The distribution of the points are correct on that scale, but are too small to be correctly aligned with the underlying map.

I use the same CRS as the project's. WGS84.

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  • Could you please edit your question to add the first few lines from the csv? That would help to understand your problem. – Stu Smith Aug 26 '18 at 0:11
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    Sounds like your project is in 3857, did you add an osm backdrop? – Ian Turton Aug 26 '18 at 4:38
  • @IanTurton the back drop is OSM indeed. – user8150438 Aug 26 '18 at 7:26
  • @StuSmith I uploaded an image of the csv text. thank you – user8150438 Aug 26 '18 at 9:04
  • Is the first value East or North? – AndreJ Aug 26 '18 at 9:12

My mistake was adding the points in 3857 CRS, I changed it as Ian hinted to 4326 and it all the points snapped into place.


Maybe the coordinates of one or more points are wrong. Try to open the table and sort the coordinates from the highest values to the smallest (descendant order) for latitude then longitude. If some values are out if range then just correct them or delete the row(s).

  • no, it was the projection as Ian Turton indicated. thank you for the effort. – user8150438 Aug 26 '18 at 13:34

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