QGIS Version: 2.14.3

EPSG: 32630 (WGS 84 UTM Zone 30N)

I´m trying to draw a grid with EPSG: 32630. Layers are in the same CRS. As you see, coordinates are completely off. It does not matter if I use decimals or degree. Doing the same in ArcGIS 10.4 works without problems, so I think the data is fine.

The real coordinates are around 43°N and 3°W. Is this just a bug in the current QGIS version? I did not use QGIS recently, so I do not know if this worked in previous versions like the current LTR (2.8).


  • what CRS did you select for the grid in composer? I would expect to see meters here
    – Ian Turton
    Jun 20, 2016 at 16:34
  • I selected EPSG: 32630 explicitly in the print composer. That's why I'm wondering also.
    – pat-s
    Jun 20, 2016 at 17:21
  • Just installed QGIS LTR 2.8.9 - same problem. Investigating the data again now.
    – pat-s
    Jun 21, 2016 at 10:02

1 Answer 1


Looks like you're using a CRS in metres but trying the style it using a degrees based format. You'll either need to set the grid projection to a geographic one (ie WGS84), or use a different coordinate format.

  • You are right, the CRS I used is in metres. Changing it to WGS84 works with degree format. However I´m wondering why ArcGIS handles this issue (in the background?) without problems and QGIS can´t. Which coordinate format would you use in QGIS with a CRS in metres then?
    – pat-s
    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:20
  • You should use the "decimal" format
    – ndawson
    Jun 25, 2016 at 10:30

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