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How-to Set up a Project and Geodetic Settings

Set up Geodetics in a new project


On this page:




Go to Project Explorer and create a new project

From this point on there are three ways to set up a new project:

  1. Select a predefined setup (click on the drop down bar)
  2. Select an existing WKT setup or an existing database (click on the 3 small dots)
  3. Set up your CRS from scratch (click on the small globe)


1. Predefined Setup


For a predefined setup click on the drop down menu.

Here you will find:

  • Recently Used geodetic setups if you have done it before and/or saved a custom created one
  • QPS Defined, which are the Qinsy predefined datums


2. WKT File or Database


If you have a WKT file (can be saved via the SETUP CRS option below), or

If you have a Qinsy database with a geodetic configuration.

  • You are able to select the file which will populate the Datum for this project



3. Set up CRS


For a CRS setup from scratch you now have to set up the Project CRS:

  • The project CRS is the Target datum.


  • This can either be set up by loading a complete predefined datum transformation,
  • Or by loading a WKT file.


  • You can load a specific existing ellipsoidal datum (e.g. WGS84, ETRS89, different local datum, etc.)
    • In the case you still want to do a datum transformation you have to do it manually, please keep reading.
  • If set up correctly you will see a green check mark.


  • Set up Target datum by using the magnifying glass.
  • If set up correctly you will see a green check mark.
  • The red area shows the area where this Coordinate System is valid for;


If you still want to set up the datum transformation, you can do it in two ways (click on the play button):

Select Input geographics first, once target datum is selected:

  • Set up Source Datum
  • Set up correct Transformation
  • If set up correctly you will see a green check mark

Select transformation first:
  • A  list with existing related transformations is available
  • Once selected the Source datum will be auto-populated
  • If set up correctly you will see a green check mark