I am using QGIS 3.14 and I want to project a layer with a particular CRS, extent and units.
Starting situation: I have 2 shapefiles that are in different projections, have different extents and are displayed in different units.
- The first layer (fishnet) has the (correct) projection of EPSG:32617 - UTM Zone 17N - Projected, extent in meters and units in meters.
- The second layer (polygon) has a projection of EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 - Geographic, extent in decimal degrees and units in degrees.
When I both import them into QGIS, the layers are on top of each other.
Issue: Since the second shapefile is slightly tilted (due to different projection), I want to change its information to reflect that of the first shapefile. When I right-click on the layer in the Table of Content, click 'Set CRS' --> 'Set layer CRS' --> WGS 84 / UTM zone 17N, the shapefile disappears from field overview i.e. the shapefiles are no longer overlapping. When I right-click on the newly projected shapefile and click 'layer properties', I read that its CRS was indeed correctly changed as well as the units, but the extent is still decimal degrees. When I right-click the same layer and click 'zoom to layer', it appears somewhere completely different.
Any suggestions on how I could solve this issue?