Help! I am a QGIS beginner with a big problem! I am trying to load a gpx file from Garmin into my map. The project CRS is WGS 84, and the incoming data is in CRS WGS 84. When I look at the bottom of my map in QGIS or on the coordinate capture, all of my locations appear to be in the UTM format. However when I load in the gpx files, the points go to their long/lat locations, which is of course very far away from everything else because everything else as UTM coordinates in the thousands. I have on the fly enabled... but I am not sure how to fix this. Even if I save the GPX data in coordinate form, it still loads to its lat/long numbers as UTM coordinates. I am hoping there is an easy fix that I am too inexperienced to know about?
Why dont you try the swapping lat/long:
- Load your gpx data
- use the swapxy plugin to swap between latitude and longitude
- save the swapped gpx data in any vector format
Assuming you have more than only the GPX data:
Rightclick on every layer, and look up the extent values under Properties, metadata tab.
If they are greater than +/- 180/90°, the data is not WGS84, but UTM. Then check
Set CRS for layerto see if the CRS is set for EPSG:4326 for those layers that are limited to +/-180/90, and the UTM of your part of the world for others.
If that does not help you, set the project CRS to EPSG:3857, add the Openlayers plugin with a Google or Openstreetmap background layer. Then you will see which layer is right and which is misplaced.