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When drawing the coordinates of a map in WGS84 in decimal format, they appear in "German", which means they look like 81.3°O (O for "Ost" which means "East" in German). I am using a German version, but need them in English, indicating "E" and "N".

Is there a way to change this?

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  • You can either change the Locale setting of QGIS to English (Settings > Options > Locale) or create a custom coordinate format with an expression which adds the coordinates and the string "E" or "N" at the end.
    – Joseph
    Oct 5, 2016 at 9:39
  • Thank you very much. I tried to create a custom formate, but I guess I don't use the right expression. Do you know which expression to use?
    – Eva
    Oct 5, 2016 at 9:52
  • I've posted a possible solution =)
    – Joseph
    Oct 5, 2016 at 9:57

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You can either:

  • Change the Locale setting of QGIS to English

    Settings > Options > Locale
    
  • Or create a custom coordinate format with an expression which adds the coordinates and the string "E" or "N" at the end. You can do this by adding a grid to the composer:

    Adding grid to composer

    And then selecting the Custom coordinate, clicking the ε expression button and using an expression like:

    (@grid_number +10) || ' N'
    

    Custom coordinate format

    You can find out how to calculate the relevant values for the grid coordinates from this post: How to create a custom coordinate grid in the QGIS 2.14.2?

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    Thank you. That worked well. I customized the grids with the expression. Now it looks good.
    – Eva
    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:50
  • @Eva - Most welcome, glad it worked :)
    – Joseph
    Oct 6, 2016 at 9:50

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