I watched a simple video tutorial on how to accomplish it, but nothing shows up on my project when I add the layer. Even if I try zoom to layer, the screen just shows blue. I'm not sure if it has something to do with my Excel, computer, or program. I really need help as I am new to QGIS.

(I just posted this, but it won't let me comment to people under that question any more)

I have a layer of google hybrid, but when I do add the new layer it is at the top and checked transparency and everything. Its just not accepting the data I entered into the excel spreadsheet is my guess to what the issue is.

  1. I have the spreadsheet with the name, longitude, latitude.
  2. Save as CSV
  3. In QGIS go to Layer > Add layer > Add Delimited Text Layer
  4. Upload the CSV Excel file
  5. Add

Nothing shows even tho there is a line in the layers (bottom left) showing that "something" is there but if I choose "zoom to layer" it changes to a blue screen I have a

Base layer Google Maps hybrid, and an area of interest on Georgia enter image description here

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    Are you sure the coordinates are in ESRI:54101? Try to use EPSG:4326 - WGS 84 - Geographic as "Geometry CRS". And check the points are on the right location. Jan 7, 2021 at 22:01
  • @KadirŞahbaz for some reason I do not have that as an option to pic
    – Blizz86
    Jan 7, 2021 at 22:11
  • @Blizz86 I have closed the other question per your request.
    – Aaron
    Jan 7, 2021 at 22:12
  • I also tried opening a brand new project and enter the cvs first. The points show up, but I am unable to add any other layers like a map.
    – Blizz86
    Jan 7, 2021 at 22:14
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    Why are you using ESRI:54101? Jan 7, 2021 at 22:17

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Try to use EPSG:4326-WGS 84 as "Geometry CRS". And check the points are on the right location.

If EPSG:4326 doesn't exist in the drop down list, then click the button near the drop down list and type 4326 to Filter box and select WGS84 EPSG:4326 from the list.

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