The coordinate capture plugin is easy to use and provides the ability to display
coordinates on the map canvas for two selected Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS).
Figure Coordinate Capture 1:
Coordinate Capture Plugin
Start QGIS, select Project Properties from the
Settings (KDE, Windows) or File (Gnome, OSX) menu
and click on the Projection tab. As an alternative you can also
click on the CRS status icon in the lower
right-hand corner of the statusbar.
Click on the Enable on the fly projection checkbox and select
a projected coordinate system of your choice (see also Working with Projections).
Load the coordinate capture plugin in the Plugin Manager (see
Loading a QGIS Core Plugin) and ensure that the dialog is visible by going to
View ‣ Panels and ensuring that
Coordinate Capture is enabled. The coordinate capture dialog
appears as shown in Figure figure_coordinate_capture_1. Alternatively,
you can also go to Vector ‣ Coordinate Capture and see
if Coordinate Capture is enabled.
Click on the Click to the select the CRS to use for
coordinate display icon and select a different CRS from the one you selected
To start capturing coordinates, click on [Start capture]. You can now
click anywhere on the map canvas and the plugin will show the coordinates for
both of your selected CRS.
To enable mouse coordinate tracking click the mouse tracking
You can also copy selected coordinates to the clipboard.