Bug report #11899

Coordinates issue in print composer

Added by Jaromir Mikes about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.6.1 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:invalid
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20110


While I had set CRS to WGS 84 for my project I could have coordinates displayed as expected in print composer.
Then I changed project settings CRS to WGS 84 / UTM zone 33N as this is more appropriate for Norway region ... since that time coordinates in print composer displaying totally incorrect values.

wgs84.png - corect coordinates with wgs84 (294 KB) Jaromir Mikes, 2014-12-21 02:02 PM

wgs84-utm33N.png - incorect coordinates with wgs84/utm33n (273 KB) Jaromir Mikes, 2014-12-21 02:02 PM


#1 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 9 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

We need more info. Can you please provide more detail? Screenshots of what you see versus what you expect would be useful.

#2 Updated by Jaromir Mikes about 9 years ago


I am sending screenshots ... they are self-explanatory. Pls let me know if additional info is needed.


#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 9 years ago

Try changing the coordinate format. You shouldn't be using degrees/minutes with projected coordinates.

#4 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 9 years ago

  • Category set to Map Composer/Printing

#5 Updated by Jaromir Mikes about 9 years ago

sorry for late answer ...
I shouldn't use degrees/minutes with projected coordinates? Than only other option is use decimal values which are not useful for me at all :(
I am building hiking map based on OSM data so degrees/minutes coordinates are important for me. Than I can with GPS find my position on map easily.
Maybe this "issue" could be changed to "feature request"?


#6 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 9 years ago

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

If you're wanting the grid in degrees/minutes, then you'll need to use geographic coordinates. To do this you'll need to set the projection for the GRID to WGS 84 (not the projected WGS 84 / UTM zone 33N CRS), or any other geographic CRS. The grid CRS can be set independently of the main map canvas' CRS, so you can leave your map in UTM zone 33 and just have the grid reprojected.

I'm closing this report, as what you're after is already implemented and there's no bug/missing feature here. But if you run into difficulties with the grid projection please open a question over at http://gis.stackexchange.com/ , I'll send screenshots/etc over there.

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