I'm using QGIS 2.8.2 and want to define the position of diagrams with x and y coordinates.

The same thing works with the labels, but when I define coordinates for the diagrams they just disappear. I've tried different ways of coordinates but everytime they disappear. I think there is a problem with the Coordinate Reference System. I had to use WSG 84 EPSG:3857 and EPSG:4326 because otherwise my map is stretched.

I'm searching the web and the documentation for hours but i can't solve the problem, i am still a very beginner. Has anyone an idea to fix my problem?

  • Is it possible the coordinates for the diagrams are in page units? ArcPlot used to be like that, when working within the canvas with canvas objects (like text) coordinates are canvas coordinates (depending on your spatial reference) but diagrams are a page object, coordinates might be in pixels of your screen or inches on your page. Is this in print composer view? Jul 24, 2015 at 2:28
  • You can check by going Project>Project Properties>General - then look down at the canvas units. If you are using WSG 84 EPSG:3857 and EPSG:4326 the your units will most likely be in decimal degrees.
    – TsvGis
    Jul 25, 2015 at 7:20

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The coordinates must be in the same crs as the layer the diagrams are attached to. Could this be your issue?

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