We have purchased data from the UK Land Registry to import into Quantum GIS however when I do so using the Coordinate referencing systems of OSGB 36/ British National Grid (EPSG:27700) the data appears to be stretched compared to our existing paper OS maps.

I assume that I have a setting somewhere which is incorrect but being new to GIS and Quantum GIS I do not know where to look. Can anyone help?


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I found out my mistake (I did say I was new to GIS!) Although I was setting the CRS for the layer I was importing I had not set OSGB 36/British National Grid as the project CRS in project propeties, it was set to WGS 84.

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