I have a QGIS [2.14.5.LTR] project with crs EPSG:31468 which has metric units. In the status line at the bottom of QGIS main window the coordinates are displayed in degree lat/lon:

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However, when switching from coordinates to extent the format is correct:

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Bug? Feature? Am I missing some hidden secret settings?

  • I can't reproduce with a demo layer that I made myself from WKT POLYGON (( 4423384.47113164 496475.03926097, 4423387.542725174 496476.1016166282, 4423390.267898384 496472.19861431874, 4423384.586605081 496471.71362586605, 4423384.47113164 496475.03926097 )). Could you put a small vector file available for testing?
    – user30184
    Aug 9, 2016 at 12:49

1 Answer 1


In Project -> Project Properties -> General tab, you can select the coordinate display to be map units or degrees.

Switching to Map Units should bring back the units in meters, as you are used to from earlier versions. This is a new feature, not a bug.

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