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Does QGIS Buffer Tool use units of CRS? [duplicate]

I've been trying to create a 400m buffer in a polygon layer in QGIS 2.18 and it seems like I may be doing something wrong compared to how the tool used to work. Does the tool still use the units of ...
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Conflicting measurement units with buffer ftools [duplicate]

I am new to qgis and I would like to create a buffer around point features. My goal is to create a quarter mile buffer (402.336m) around each point feature, using Geoprocessing Tools -> Buffer(s), ...
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QGIS how to set up buffer units to meters? [duplicate]

I want to create buffer and set up distance in meters as units. The file is in WSG 84/UTM zone 18N. The project CRS is also set to WSG 84/UTM zone 18N. Units for distance measurement are set to meters ...
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QGIS 2.6 Buffering issue [duplicate]

I'm running QGIS 2.6 on a Mac, and trying to create buffers around a point shapefile. The process seems to work: (Vector>Geoprocessing Tools> Buffer(s), I select my input layer, leave the segments at ...
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Circular buffers [duplicate]

I have a coastal line layer ( us-medium-shoreline from http://shoreline.noaa.gov/data/datasheets/medres.html ), which is loaded into a project with On-The-Fly reprojection ( WGS 84 / World Mercator ...
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How to Run Buffer on QGIS Points [duplicate]

New question branching off from Geometry Errors with Imported Shapefile, Unable to Fix I attempted to buffer datapoints to convert them into many small polygons (so it will be acceptable .shp polygon ...
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QGIS buffer and CRS [duplicate]

I am working on a Project for an assignment. Basically I want the points on the map to have a three mile radius around them. The places are from a shapefile. Once I try to set a radius I am selecting ...
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QGIS 2.18 buffer [duplicate]

I'm trying to use fixed distance buffer, and had a few questions. One, what units is the distance being measured in? I assumed meters, but after doing a test run it clearly isn't. And two, what is "...
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Set buffer radius in metric units in qGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is up with QGIS buffer tool units? A similar question to this one has already been asked How to change the unit of measure from degrees to meters in QGIS?, but none of ...
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Problem creating buffer in QGIS [duplicate]

Trying to create a 5km circular buffer around a point. Comes out oval. If I change shp crs it dissappears, if I change basemap crs it stretches it. Something to do with CRS and I know its simple but ...
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Fixed distance buffer version 2.16.1 problems [duplicate]

I am trying to buffer a simple line and the program simply won't complete the process after 10 attempts. I am buffering to 20,000 (I assume it's metres). Anyone had this issue before? My internet is ...
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How can you define distance in QGIS Multiple ring buffer? [duplicate]

I am trying to create multiple buffers around point data. I need to crate buffers of 10 miles, but I cannot find a way to define this. I have tried using both the multiring buffer plugin and the multi-...
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GPX file gets incorrect buffer QGIS [duplicate]

When I try to perform a buffer of 10m on my imported gpxfile (geometry listed as points), the buffer covers more like 1000 km. I tried the same with a line vector file, which seems to work properly. I ...
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Buffer tool returns huge buffer in QGIS3 [duplicate]

I am trying to apply a buffer in QGIS3 using the buffer tool. The layer I apply the buffer is a CSV layer with EPSG4326-WGS84 reference system. In the first image are my points. When I apply the ...
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Create buffer in meters?

I'm very new to the GIS world, so my problem could be very stupid, but I'm going to try anyway. Objective Given a list of coordinates in longitude/latitude, stored as a .csv file, I want to create a ...

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