Can we display degrees, minutes, seconds in QGIS Print Composer window instead of decimal degrees?

Is there any plugins available for that?

2 Answers 2


For reference, this setting is found under the map item properties panel, "show grid" -> "draw coordinates" -> "format":

enter image description here


You will be able to do that in a future version, as it has just been implemented:

commit d0b4fc17ea5d8a4a8006e2bc2bc6bd222a505f1d
Author: Marco Hugentobler <sourcepole.ch>
Date:   Thu Aug 9 17:23:35 2012 +0200

    [FEATURE]: possibility to show composer map grid coordinates in degree/minute/seconds

I doubt there is any c++ plugin out there already extending it.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.