Sometimes when you're generating new layers in QGIS, you don't get the results you're expecting. This could be due to your Project CRS being in weird units or not matching the other files you're working with. I broke out the same example file as the last few posts to show you how to change your… Continue reading Project CRS
Last week I posted about on-the-fly projections, which is enabled by default in QGIS. It works so well that sometimes we forget when layers are in different coordinate reference systems until we try to run a geoprocessing algorithm. Fortunately, when you inevitably run into this issue it is very easy to solve. To illustrate this… Continue reading Save a File with a New CRS
Lots of people have been asking me about terrain derivatives lately, and I've been putting off blogging about them for a while because I just didn't know where to start. Instead of one master post with all the things I decided to split it into some more manageable chunks-- for both your sake and mine.… Continue reading What are terrain derivatives?
More map making! When you're first starting a new project and have data files in different projections, you can still view all your data together at once, using something called on-the-fly projection (a common feature of most GIS software). On-the-fly projection displays all your files using your "project CRS" and lets you have map layers… Continue reading Selecting a Projection for Spatial Analysis