I am trying to present a map of our polar regions using QGIS software. I am using an azimuthal (polar) projection. I have added a graticule (gridlines) to the map as a background, which are at 10 degrees lat/long intervals.
However, instead of having neat circles around the pole, the mapping output shows straight lines between the 10 degree longitude intervals. Is is possible to get a curved line between the longitude intervals? I realize that a workaround is to create a shapefile with the 10 degree gridlines and upload it to my map, but I would prefer a more elegant solution.