I insert a CSV file to QGIS 3.6, but something is wrong with the CRS. Firstly, I set the CRS of the project that I have ( USER 100000 * Παραγόμενο ΣΑΣ (+proj=eqc +lat_ts=0 +lat_0=0 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=3396000 +b=3396000 +units=m +no_defs), but the points are not on the CTX Mars mosaic I want. When I zoom in to layer the points are in another location. When I change the CRS to GCS_Mars_2000 or WGS 84 and I zoom to layer again, I am transferred to the correct CTX location, but I do not see any points anywhere. Even when I zoom out to see if the points are somewhere else on the map, they are not.

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    is a longitude of 336 degrees correct? and should your projection claim it's units are in metres? I'm not sure your projection matches the points
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 28, 2020 at 12:46
  • The diameter of the craters is in meters and the CRS is planetocentric. Jul 28, 2020 at 13:31
  • The diameter is irrelevant to the projection - your CRS probably should be in degrees when you import - then you can reproject to the CRS you need
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 28, 2020 at 13:50
  • The CSV file includes the latitude, longitude, and diameter in meters of the craters in an area of interest. I exported this file from Jmars where I did the crater counting. After I followed the steps of insterting a CSV file to qgis as shown above but I still do not understand why they do not appear at all in QGIS. Only when I use the CRS of the project they appear in the wrong location. Jul 28, 2020 at 15:23

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You are importing the CSV file with the wrong projection, you clearly have degree based latitude and longitude in the CSV file, so you need to import it using a Mars equivalent of WGS84 (sorry I have no idea what that is).

If you then want to use your equal conic based projection in metres to display the data, QGIS will be happy to reproject your data to that if you set your project (display) projection to USER 100000 * Παραγόμενο ΣΑΣ (+proj=eqc +lat_ts=0 +lat_0=0 +lon_0=0 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=3396000 +b=3396000 +units=m +no_defs).

If you want to display your points as circles of the size of the diameters then you will need to save the CSV file as a new GeoPackage in that projection (so it is in metres) and then apply a buffer to it.

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