I have a GIS with a logistics layer that contains line features. The lines have been digitised from aerial photography and each line represents a path from A to B, following roads, rail and waterways.
My goal is to write the real world distance along each path to a column within the attribute table.
So far I have tried using:
[Toolbox > Vector geometry > Add geometry attributes]
The results are as follows:
My result of 16.5 is confusing, because the actual distance in this case is about 1650km. I followed a tutorial to do this and their results were in metres, so I guess my questions are:
- Is my result in degrees or some other units?
- Is there a better way to get the ellipsoidal distance along each line into the attribute table?
(Edited to note I am using QGIS 3.10)