24.2.1. 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).
Start QGIS, select Properties... from the Project menu and click on the CRS tab. As an alternative, you can also click on the CRS icon in the lower right-hand corner of the status bar.
Select a projected coordinate system of your choice (see also Working with Projections).
Activate the coordinate capture plugin in the Plugin Manager (see The Plugins Dialog) and ensure that the dialog is visible by going to and ensuring that Coordinate Capture is enabled. The coordinate capture dialog appears as shown in Figure figure_coordinate_capture. Alternatively, you can also look for .
Click on the Click to the select the CRS to use for coordinate display icon and select a different CRS from the one you selected above.
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.
To enable mouse coordinate tracking, click the mouse tracking icon.
You can also copy selected coordinates to the clipboard.