I am using QGIS.
I have a .csv file containing 3 pieces of information on each row; name, longitude and latitude.
I would like to turn each row of the .csv file into a vector point.
The file will load into QGIS when I open it as a vector layer, but whatever I do, the screen remains blank.
Here is the metadata for the file:
Storage type of this layer: CSV
Source for this layer: G:/VECTOR FILES for qgis/Maritime Traffic Visualisation/ships2.csv
Geometry type of the features in this layer: No geometry
The number of features in this layer: 20189
Editing capabilities of this layer: Add Features
In layer spatial reference system units : unknown extent
Layer Spatial Reference System: +proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs
I'm fairly new to GIS and this is probably something very simple, but your help would be appreciated.
Here are the first 10 rows:
name lon lat NAPOLEON I -79.5231 8.66208 ZZ-9 VERTROUWEN 3.91968 51.64689 MIN LONG YU 66628 118.4183 24.12905 ZZ-5 CONSTANT PETRUS 3.92033 51.64691 MIN JIN YU 8401 118.574 24.33855 MIN LONG YU 60209 118.4849 24.15916 JINTANGYU03817 117.7681 39.07499 GOLDEN SCEPTRE PD50 -1.7716 57.5045 MIN LONG YU 62503 118.4402 24.27062 THILANT 4.43238 51.88438 VIKING 4.431762 51.23607 TYCHA 4.12002 51.9541 ILHAN AGA 27.981 43.199 ANKIE -0.7144283 53.60629