I have a set of locations for weather stations (download easily from here: https://archive.ceda.ac.uk/cgi-bin/midas_stations/search_by_county.cgi.py?county=SHROPSHIRE&minyear=&maxyear=).


I want to plot them in QGIS, but when I import as CSV file, it places them in the completely wrong places. They are all in Shropshire, yet they are very far from Shropshire.

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How I load the data

Project projection: EPSG:27700

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  • Try the EPSG 27700 instead
    – Geographos
    Mar 29 at 10:07
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    try 4326 as they are lat/lon not OSGB - currently they are at the British Null Island (part of the Scilly Isles)
    – Ian Turton
    Mar 29 at 10:09
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    I'm sure your CSV file contains WGS84 coordinates, but you choose CRS 27700.
    – RainForest
    Mar 29 at 10:14

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The coordinates from the archive of weather stations are in WGS 84 project system. Try choosing this for your project (EPSG:4326).

The CEDA web site tells you this if you look further, for example ACTON BURNELL has ~ https://archive.ceda.ac.uk/cgi-bin/midas_stations/station_details.cgi.py?id=9923&db=midas_stations

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