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I've created a map grid in QGIS (3.12) layout. Is there a way/expression to re-position the map grid coordinate labels so they are not overlying the map grid? It would be good to offset them to the side of the grids.

Is there also a way to add a drop shadow to these labels?

This is what the grid and labels currently look like:

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You can do it with 2 grids.

So the first one is one with just the cross marks.

Then a second one with just the labels. And set a suitable offset for the second grid. Bearing in mind that you will have to create a custom label for the grid as well.

So for me:

Grid 1:

Simple full line grid.

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Grid 2:

Just the annotations, with a 5000 meter offset. I then also need to adjust the "Format" to be "Custom" with a formula of:

@grid_number - 5000

Otherwise it would be the label with the offset included.

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Combined:

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There is currently no way to add a drop shadow to the text (as of QGIS version 3.10.2-A Coruña).

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  • That's great - thanks very much – AB-1 Mar 13 '20 at 10:47

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