I have a point layer and a raster layer, where I'm trying to create a buffer around both of a certain radius in meters. I've tried saving each as the desired CRS (Albers Contiguous Equal Area) and used Warp for the raster layer. However, the buffer radius is still interpreted as degrees, as is the area of the buffer when I calculate that in field calculator. My current work-around is estimating degrees to meters, but this introduces error I'd prefer to eliminate. Is the problem the CRS I'm using, or am I not doing the reprojection properly?
Process for reprojecting: Right click the layer in the layer tab > Export > Save features as > set CRS to Albers Contiguous Equal Area Conic, and save and add to project.