I need to print a map with coordinates in the format of Degree, Minute and second. CRS is set to WGS 84 (EPSG 3857) for both layers and on the project properties it is set to enable transformation on the fly. But then, when in map composer I get the following coordinates, which make no sense to me.

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EPSG 3857 is Pseudo Mercator and the coordinates are in meters. You need to change the grid CRS to EPSG 4326 as shown here:

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  • That simple. Thank you very Much! Thought it would something to do with projection reference.
    – Alan Alves
    Nov 29, 2014 at 15:08
  • Do you know if it is possible to have the scale bar in kilometers while the grids in lat/lon?
    – Alan Alves
    Nov 29, 2014 at 15:17
  • The scalebar will be in the map's CRS. So yes, you can have a lat/lon grid with a scalebar in meters if your map CRS is in meters.
    – underdark
    Nov 29, 2014 at 16:05

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