I would like to display the coordinates of a number of points on a map. I can use Vector > Export / Add Geometry Columns which adds coordinates to 6 dp. However as I am using a UTM-type projection this level of (false) precision is not necessary.

I can copy the values to another predefined column in Field Calc, but would need to do this every time I updated or added a point. Is there a way of changing the default precision value for Export / Add... ?

Edit - I am using QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour

  • You mentioned using QGIS 2.0.1. Would you consider using QGIS >=2.6? You could then create Virtual fields which when you add an expression, it would automatically update each feature with this expression. So in your case, the coordinates would be updated each time you add/modify points. – Joseph Jul 1 '15 at 11:07

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