See screenshot of Data Source Manager of Delimited Text input. Sample data look fine.

Screen shot of Data Source Manager before pressing add

When I press 'Add' no data shows. World Map layer is EPSG-3857-WGS 84 / Pseudo Mercator. Am I using the wrong CRS? Using MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave and QGIS 3.12.1.

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The coordinates you are trying to add, are not EPSG:3857 coordinates. They seem to be EPSG:4326 coordinates. Maybe your data is added, but at the wrong place. Try zooming on lat/lon 0,0 (at the coast of Africa) to check it. If they are there, setting Geometry CRS to EPSG:4326 should solve the problem.

EDIT: Your coordinates are treated as text fields because of the ° characters. Delete them and it will work fine.

  • No sign of plot at 0,0, but I changed the Geometry CRS to EPSG:4326, with no improvement. So then added a file named locations.csvt containing “Real”,”Real","String" with no change either.
    – MklM
    Apr 3, 2020 at 15:25
  • Can you share your file?
    – imre
    Apr 4, 2020 at 11:48
  • Sorry slow - been off-line - see dropbox.com/s/pcjldf2gdg346m1/locations.csv?dl=0
    – MklM
    Apr 6, 2020 at 19:03
  • Check my updated answer
    – imre
    Apr 7, 2020 at 9:26

I suggest you try using WGS84 EPSG:4326

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