Bug report #11919

Calculation of areas in feet off by a factor of 10 in Illinois east projection

Added by Doug Newcomb about 9 years ago. Updated almost 9 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.6.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20128


When digitizing in EPSG:3435 ( Illinois East (ftUS)) and calculating areas from the $area value in the field calculator, the areas given are 1/10th of the true value. When digitizing the same area with the projection set to EPSG:26971 (Illinois East (meters)) the $area measurement is the correct value. Not sure if it's an epsg problem or internal meters to feet conversion problem.

I am uploading sample polygons in each projection for the same area covering a square field a bit over 16 ha ( 40 acres).
Platform is ubuntu 14.04 using qgis 2.6.1 from the ubuntugis unstable ppa

bch2.zip (1.62 KB) Doug Newcomb, 2014-12-26 04:41 PM

BCH3_meters.zip (1.63 KB) Doug Newcomb, 2014-12-26 04:41 PM


#1 Updated by Doug Newcomb about 9 years ago

WMS service for background imagery to see field digitized http://gis.apfo.usda.gov/arcgis/services/NAIP/Illinois_2014_1m_NC/ImageServer/WMSServer

#2 Updated by Doug Newcomb about 9 years ago

Using area calculation measurement tool in toolbar gives correct area in meters.

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 9 years ago

  • Operating System deleted (Ubuntu Linux 64 bit)
  • Category changed from Attribute table to Vectors
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • OS version deleted (14.04)

it seems to me that this issue is duplicate of #10966, please leave feedback.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed

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