I am new to QGIS and I have uploaded a second set of coordinates as a delimited text layer. I followed all the steps and the coordinates are in the same format as a previously loaded layer, but the new ones do not show up on the map and are shown as layer not supported.

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  • Hello Katja, welcome to GIS.SE. What you screenshot shows, is most likely caused by not assigning the correct columns for the coordinates. Please try again to load the layer.
    – Erik
    Nov 6, 2018 at 10:21
  • It might be that some values in the coordinate columns are not numerical.
    – AndreJ
    Nov 6, 2018 at 11:27

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It seems you are loading the Delimited text as it is in the canvas. If you want to import the coordinates from the Delimited text, you should use Add Delimited text layer 1, select the fields that have the latitudes (Y) and longitudes (X) and save the file as a shapefile or any format that you prefer.

If you want to change the coordinates from WGS 84 (the default) to any other coordinates then right-click the layer you have just created, go to Save as and select the target coordinates and save it with a new name.

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