Is there a way to access the map coordinates show in qgis status bar? I found only this,


But I know it's not the way.

Or is there any way to capture the coordinates when cursor moves on map?

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You can get what you see down there using these methods:

  • Thank you very much. I want to automatically change a QTextBrowser with that value when cursor moves on map. Is there any way I can do it? any signal to emit when cursor moves?
    – Dil
    Jun 11, 2014 at 10:43
  • qgis.org/api/…
    – Nathan W
    Jun 11, 2014 at 10:46
  • Can you please help me to write that line.I'm very new to this field. I wrote one for mouse click event and it works. 'QObject.connect(self.clickTool, SIGNAL("canvasClicked(const QgsPoint &, Qt::MouseButton)"), self.handleMouseDown)' Can you please help me to write same like this for cursor movements.
    – Dil
    Jun 11, 2014 at 11:10
  • @Dil please accept this answer if it solves the problem stated in your question. If you have a new question afterwards, please open a new thread.
    – underdark
    Jun 11, 2014 at 17:37
  • OK underdark. I will ask a separate question. Thank You
    – Dil
    Jun 12, 2014 at 13:37

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