I created a shapefile from WKT in QGIS using the values from this link.
I want to create a vector grid with 1kmx1km cells but I can't figure out what values need to be set for the X and Y parameters. How do I calculate those?
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If you want a vector grid in kilometers:
Set the project CRS to something projected like the UTM zone of your part of the world. World mercator EPSG:3857 is not useful, because this projection has real meters only at the equator.
Load a vector or raster file of the area you are interested in, with
If necessary, save the shapefile to the CRS of the project, add that to the canvas and delete the WGS84 version.
Vector -> Research Tools -> Vector grid with the current extent.
Parameter X (and Y) should be 1000 (meters).