Is there a way of knowing the coordinates in a specific point of a shapefile (boundary layer/map of the country) in QGIS?

Similar to what is done on Google Earth. As the cursor moves, the coordinates are changed at the bottom of the screen

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QGIS already shows the coordinates at the bottom of the screen when the cursor moves.

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See for more details: https://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/user_manual/introduction/qgis_gui.html#control-the-map-canvas

  • Oh... Just to double-check... they are reverse correct? Given in longitude and latitude? Instead of the other way around
    – Joehat
    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:52
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    Change the Project CRS (at thebottom right of the QGIS window) to EPSG:4326. OR: Right click everywhere on the map canvas, than you can select the CRS you want and the coordinates for the clicked point will be shown (works since QGIS 3.16)
    – Babel
    Jan 10, 2021 at 12:56

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