I am using QGIS V 3.2 and I need to create an area to form a polygon shapefile using a latitude and a longitude, not using Python as I am just a beginner. How to do this?
To give an example according to @geom recommendation. You must use the syntax to define polygons in WKT format, here an example in CSV:
Finally use add delimited text data source:
With the following result:
To edit the question to provide an example of where I need to create a polygon via distances.
I need to create a polygon to represent a survey area. The survey area required is 3.58km x 3.0km. I have used the
v.buffer GRASS tool and the
Buffer tool. Which I select a certain point to buffer Around to create the survey area. However I cant find any input within these tools where I can enter such distances. Do you know how to fix this?
An addition to the answer above: I found it pretty complicated to write the WKT using the boundary coordinates myself. If you have Postgres with Postgis extension (and possibly pgadmin) available (use the Docker version!), just execute the following:
SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_MakeEnvelope ( 12.147653576, 50.978794549, --lng-lat bounding 13.216635542, 51.684973715, --lng-lat box limits (Example) 4326))
You will get back the eWKT formatted string:
SRID=4326;POLYGON((12.147653576 50.978794549,12.147653576 51.684973715,13.216635542 51.684973715,13.216635542 50.978794549,12.147653576 50.978794549))
This can be loaded using the answer above in QGIS with import CSV or using the "QuickWKT" plugin
For anyone who still wants to do this manually, here's the format for 2-coordinate bbox-polygon:
POLYGON(( left-lng bottom-lat, left-lng top-lat, right-lng top-lat, right-lng bottom-lat, left-lng bottom-lat))