I'm recreating a map using an old x/y meter grid.

I need to truncate the grid cooridinates annotations to the thousands. So that 200000 will be displayed as 200. 220000 as 220 etc.

Is there a way to do it automatically in QGIS? I don't see any option to manually edit the annotation, besides changing decimals or text font.


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QGIS 2.12 allows for custom grid formats, so what you are after is possible in that version.


As Nyall said, in QGIS 2.12 and up, you can create an expression based annotation.

In the Print Composer map properties, the "grids" tab has a new option for custom annotation format, which opens the QGIS expression builder.

A simple division will suffice: Custom annotation Reuslt


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