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    Question:

    How can I identify the coordinates for the Map Extents of my QGIS Map?

    Answer:

    By default the status bar in QGIS will show you the coordinates of your mouse/cursor location. The Coordinates are based on the Map Projection assigned, which is identified in the bottom right of the status bar:

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    The cursor coordinates are shown in the centre of the Status bar.

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    By clicking the mouse image to the right of the coordinates, you change the setting from the default – cursor coordinates – to now show the coordinates for the current Map Extent. This is a pair of X&Y coordinates for the bottom left and top right of the map window.

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    If we now zoom the map out to show all the features in this layer, you can see that the Map Extent coordinates in this new map window have now changed.

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    The Map Extent coordinates is a great tool to help you identify the Max/Min and Start - Map Extents for a WebGIS and is therefore really helpful for all Cadline WebGIS (MapThat) Administrators!