I aim to calculate the average district-specific proximity to river in India by using the proximity (raster distance) function and the following data here and the GADM India data (level 2 for districts).
First, I convert the river shapefile to a raster and use 0.0166667*0.0166667 resolution of the georeferenced units (output raster size), following these instructions. Then I apply the proximity function.
However, I am not sure what are the units of the generated distances.
If I right click on the layer it says the following:
CRS EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 - Geographic Extent 180.0000000000000000,-85.1921875000000171 : 180.0000000000000000,83.5996093750000000
Unit degrees Feature count 1,428.
Here are the proximity properties:
CRS EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 - Geographic Extent -180.0000000000000000,-85.1840615250000042 : 180.0007200000000012,83.5996093750000000
Unit degrees Width 21600 Height 10127
I tried to apply the measure tool and the values resembled mostly miles. Is this possible?