I'm trying to plot data from a CSV file onto vegetation map (a .tif file). When I upload both layers into my project, the vegetation map comes up, however the CSV file (that should come up as small crosses for each datapoint) is not visible.

I think this is due to the difference in CRS, but I'm completely new to QGIS so I can't quite figure it out.

The Project CRS is WGS 84 / UTM zone 37N.

The .tif vegetation map file CRS is EPSG:32637 – WGS 84 / UTM zone 37N.

The .csv data CRS is EPSG:4326 – WGS 84.

Is it enough for me to simply change the .csv data CRS to "Project CRS: EPSG:32637 – WGS 84 / UTM zone 37N" (one of the three CRS options)?

This does cause the data points to show up, but I don't know if this will cause my CSV data to be projected incorrectly?

(QGIS version 3.16.3-Hannover)

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    Changing the CRS only changes the metadata not the data - leave the CRS as it was and everything will line up if the values are correct.,
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 26, 2021 at 15:56
  • I'm sorry I don't understand what you mean by 'leave the CRS as it was' – are you suggesting I don't change anything? Jul 26, 2021 at 16:04
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    Your data has a CRS associated with it - don't change that (except in the unlikely event that it has been provided with the wrong CRS set)
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 26, 2021 at 16:08
  • So then how do I solve the issue of not being able to see the den locations if changing the assigned CRS for the .csv file is not the solution? Jul 26, 2021 at 16:18
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    When you "change the CRS" you are likely corrupting the dataset. What you need to do is project the dataset to the common CRS. This should happen automatically on draw (due to on-the-fly reprojection), so this is likely an issue of having the wrong metadata to start. Please Edit the Question to state what the min/max X&Y values are in each layer, in addition to what their CRS is.
    – Vince
    Jul 26, 2021 at 16:59


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