I have made a buffer around a point using the CRS WGS84.
I made my buffer by Selecting a point and using the
Buffer tool within the
I ideally wanted my buffer in meters but because I am using WGS84 and my data was originally ED50 31N, all the data is in Degrees, so I have had to estimate my diameter through trial and error to get to the correct distance.
The latitude of the center point is 58.352847, and my longitude is 0.862616.to measure the distance of my diameter I used the
Measure line tool. However my buffer is circular.
If I am correct, using WGS84 should make my buffer more of an elliptical shape. therefore is my CRS not truly changed even though I have manually changed it within the
Project Coordinate Reference System within
Project properties and applied changes.
If however, my CRS does anyone know how to make the buffer (black circle) within the figure below into an elipical shape. The reason being as I need a 500m exclusion zone around the point however horizontally it is giving me a diameter of 500m, but vertically a diameter of 1000m. (Shown in the WGS84 Projection (I use QGIS V 3.2)