I have a point shapefile which was created from a text file in Excel using the delimited text layer plugin in QGIS. My problem is that I am getting a point shapefile but when I try to insert this in an India shapefile, the points do not overlay this shapefile. The projections are the same.

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Depending on what options you have set in Settings -> Options -> CRS tab for new layers, the delimited text layer will get automatically a preset CRS, or you will be prompted for one.

Change the setting in Prompt for CRS, and choose the same CRS as the shapefile has.

  • how to go to that option? can u elaborate your answer?
    – Arun
    Jul 25, 2013 at 7:41
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    Settings -> Options -> CRS tab, the lower part of the form.
    – AndreJ
    Jul 25, 2013 at 8:05

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