I have a problem with a shapefile (EPSG:31287 MGI_Austria_Lambert). I tried to solve it on my own, but I just have no clue as to what's the error.

So I use a basemap from basemap.at (WMTS: https://www.basemap.at/wmts/1.0.0/WMTSCapabilities.xml -> EPSG:3857 - WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator). When importing the basemap and then the shapefile in QGIS it looks like a weird distortion (Austria shapefile), the Polygons (which represent houses) are not exactly over the houses in the basemap, but a few meters away. When I do the same in ArcMap, there is no Problem and every Polygon matches the house in the basemap.

But I need to export it as KMZ or KML and when I do so, and then import it in Google Earth I get the same distortion like in QGIS)

I really hope someone has a clue or knows where the problem stems from.

ArcMap: enter image description here

QGIS: enter image description here

  • When you export the shapefile to KML/KMZ, are you using QGIS or ArcMap? – csk Feb 20 at 19:31
  • This looks like a projection issue. Possibly QGIS isn't automatically detecting the right projection when you load the shapefile. Make sure the correct projection is set under layer properties. – csk Feb 20 at 19:44
  • I exported it with QGIS and with ArcMap, both with the same result. They also have the same CRS(both in qgis: EPSG:31287 - MGI / Austria Lambert - Projected and Arcmap: Projected Coordinate System: MGI_Austria_Lambert) – royalCoconut Feb 20 at 20:18
  • Most probably, your SHP file set is using Esri's version of PRJ. – Ralph Tee Feb 23 at 14:13
  • Ist there a way to change this? So to make it work in qgis? – royalCoconut Feb 25 at 8:03

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