I am using QGIS. I am trying to clip parcel data with a stream buffer. The two have different projections. Parcels are NAD83 State plane feet and streams are NAD83 State plane meters. I keep getting an error that says something like

detected different projections, some data may not disply correctly.

When it runs the clip the output file has no data in it. I have enabled on the fly projection.

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For a successful clipping, it is necessary to have the datasets in the same projection.

Jut rightclick on one of your layers, Save As ... and choose the CRS of the other one.

On-the-fly reprojection is just for visualization of the data, and not helpful for clipping.


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