In QGIS 3.16.12 I have previously inserted survey location points by adding a delimited text layer (clicking the correct buttons and setting x and y as long and lat).

Though now, when uploading the same CSV file, using the same methods, the file appears to have a different geometry to that of a point file (points don't show on the map, I cannot change symbology or zoom to layer, etc).

All the field types also seem to be Qstring (where normally, QGIS detects my different field types). I have attached a screenshot below.

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I believe I've done everything as I normally would, but the CSV file is not showing up with the points on the map. As it has worked for me before, could this be a problem with QGIS, or am I missing something?

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    – Ian Turton
    Nov 5, 2021 at 16:56
  • please show us an example of your points - most likely error is that the projection is wrong
    – Ian Turton
    Nov 5, 2021 at 16:57
  • @IanTurton, thank you for your reply :) I have attached an image of my points, I am still experiencing the same problem and am not sure why. I have even updated my version of QGIS. Nov 8, 2021 at 9:12
  • What CRS are you wanting to use? 27700 or 4326? Have you tried adding the XY as Easting Northing?
    – Joe Be
    Nov 8, 2021 at 9:16
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    (With geometry CRS set to 27700 in the Points from Delimited text tool )
    – Joe Be
    Nov 8, 2021 at 9:22

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As you have lat/lon values, stick to CRS EPSG:4326. However, uncheck DMS coordinates box and make sure X-field (Long) and Y-field (Lat) are set to the right column name.

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