I have point data in GDA2020. shapefile *.prj file says units are meters. when I load the data in QGIS the layer units are degrees nd the buffer tool is always degrees. I have searched for every setting I can find yet the layer and buffer tool are always degrees. I have exported and re-imported, restarted QGIS. regardless of the CRS settings the map units are always degrees. What am i missing ?
Source data came from a table containing lat/long it looks fine in tableau or even in QGIS. I just can't buffer it because it's not meters. Need to do a spatial select on another point feature set. Also, data set is Australia wide