I am unable to get the same results when running the
qgis:reproject tool from QGIS processing toolbox (QGIS version 2.0.1) as when running it from a Python script (console). In this example I am projecting from WGS 84 to Europe Albers Equal Area Conic.
In the toolbox, I run
Geoalgorithms->Vector->General tools->Reproject layer. I choose my target projection and input/output files. I uncheck the box to load the layer after finishing. After the tool has ran, I find a .shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj and .qpj file on disk.
If I in console do the following:
layer = QgsVectorLayer("C:/path/to/input.shp", "layername", "ogr") processing.runalg("qgis:reprojectlayer", layer, "ESPG:102013", "C:/path/to/output.shp")
the result is a .shp, .shx and .dbf file on disk, as well as an empty .prj and .qpj file. Well, the .qpj file is 1 byte, seemingly a newline. Why are these not written properly?
diff tool on the output files, the .shp and .shx files are not the same as the output from the toolbox algorithm. What is the toolbox version doing that I am not?
According to (Note: Turns out I overlooked a critical point here, see my answer)
processing_qgis.log the same processing algorithm is ran.
This question evolved from the following question: No prj file output from qgis:reproject. Basically I am trying to reproject a layer from one CRS to another, and import that layer into QGIS, retaining distortions (no on-the-fly projection). This works fine if I run the toolbox algorithm, but if I run it from script I get some sort of on-the-fly projection, even though it is disabled in settings. Note that copying the .prj and/or .qpj files does not help.
This is how it should look after importing the layer (and indeed how it looks if I run from toolbox):
This is how it looks when I project using script:
The way I import the layers is through the
Layer->Add Vector Layer menu item.
Would really appreciate any help on this.