I am working in QGIS 3.4.8-Madeira on MacOS 10.14. I simply want to create a buffer on a point shapefile, but the layer is not being read in UTM but in degrees. I understand this is a common question but am having trouble with solutions I have found. I want the CRS to EPSG:32642/WGS 1984 UTM 42N (Afghanistan).
My steps to change the CRS were to:
- Set project CRS (EPSG:32642/WGS 1984 UTM 42N);
- Import the .csv with the desired CRS;
- Save the .csv as a .shp with the desired CRS.
I have tried this set of steps several times. While the .qgz and the .prj of the shapefile all state they are in EPSG 32642, my points keep rendering at 0,0, and coordinates are still in decimal degrees rather than meters. I believe the source of this issue may be in the .csv formatting. How do I convert the decimal degrees to meters? Apologies for the question repetition.