I'm aware that this is the hundreth(possibly more) time someone asked about the distance matrix that is expressed in degrees, but should be in meters. I read most of the questions, online guides, etc., but there must be something I am doing wrong and I cannot figure out what. So here we go:
- I open a project in QGIS (3.4.15). I set the project CSR to "WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N", as I read that UTM is generally expressed in meters.
- I load two (csv) layers with an ID, longtitude and latitude data. One has specific events, the other with locations of households (of survey data). I load both with the same "WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N" csr.
- I check whether under "project properties" the right CSR is really set (WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N) and if distance measurements are set to meters. All is correct.
Then I run the distance matrix, but the units are expressed as degrees. I also tried loading the layers with another CSR (WGS84+GRS80 / Mercator) and reprojecting them to the UTM csr, and using the new reprojected layers to calculate the distance matrix. Again, degrees.
Would someone have advice or insight as to what I'm doing wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated as creating the matrix takes 45-50 mins (large layers) and I spend 1.5 days on this already.