I'm looking for a way to quickly refer to the projection I have set for a map without clicking through the Properties.

Is there a setting to turn on a display element which will show the current map's projection?

  • Most folks know the projection of their map canvas. If they don't, then it's available in the properties. I guess you could make a toolbar to do this, but it doesn't seem like it would have enough demand to make it into a new feature
    – Vince
    Commented Mar 8, 2022 at 12:52
  • If you're in a layout, there's a dynamic text element for 'Spatial Reference'
    – Brennan
    Commented Mar 8, 2022 at 15:59
  • @Vince I've got a bunch of places to map in one project. If it was just one projection to remember? Sure - easy to remember, but 45? I couldn't if I tried! That's why I was hoping for a little active display at the bottom of the map window.
    – CS_geo
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 15:06
  • @Brennan Yes. I'm using that in the layout, but before I get there. Thanks.
    – CS_geo
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 15:07

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The simplest thing to do here is just rename your map frame to include the projection used for that map (ex. "Working Map 02 (UTM 14)").

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    Thanks! Appreciate the idea for a workaround. Seems like the feature doesn't exist.
    – CS_geo
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 15:08

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