I was working on a project in WGS84, and I was continually adding layers to it. As I was rendering in print composer and enabled grid-coordinates, I noticed that my coordinates were different. It's supposed to be somewhere 14 north and 121 east (Manila, Philippines).

Can anyone explain how and why this happened, as well as a fix?

QGIS coordinates in canvas view below appear to be depicting something else

Print Composer: Left map is picking up the units of the odd coordinate numbers

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I'm not really sure but maybe check if you meant EPSG 4326 instead of 3857.

  • You're right. 3857 is Pseudo Mercator.
    – dmh126
    Jul 21, 2016 at 12:09
  • Thanks. I checked the CRS setting in preferences, and it was wrong.
    – wearashirt
    Jul 21, 2016 at 12:19
  • QGIS automatically shifted to Pseudo Mercator when I clicked the GE plugin, and there's no way out except to georeference your own satellite layers.
    – wearashirt
    Aug 7, 2016 at 14:58

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