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Coordinate Capture Plugin

The coordinate capture plugin is easy to use and provides the ability to display coordinates on the map canvas for two selected Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS).

Figure Coordinate Capture 1:

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  1. Start QGIS, select mActionOptions Project Properties from the Settings (KDE, Windows) or File (Gnome, OSX) menu and click on the Projection tab. As an alternative you can also click on the mIconProjectionEnabled CRS status icon in the lower right-hand corner of the statusbar.
  2. Click on the checkbox Enable on the fly projection checkbox and select a projected coordinate system of your choice (see also Working with Projections).
  3. Load the coordinate capture plugin in the Plugin Manager (see Loading a QGIS Core Plugin) and ensure that the dialog is visible by going to View ‣ Panels and ensuring that checkbox Coordinate Capture is enabled. The coordinate capture dialog appears as shown in Figure figure_coordinate_capture_1.
  4. Click on the geographic Click to the select the CRS to use for coordinate display icon and select a different CRS from the one you selected above.
  5. To start capturing coordinates, click on [Start capture]. You can now click anywhere on the map canvas and the plugin will show the coordinates for both of your selected CRS.
  6. To enable mouse coordinate tracking click the tracking mouse tracking icon.
  7. You can also copy selected coordinates to the clipboard.