Is it possible to put the projection of a map of a layout in a text label in a layout in QGIS?

Yes it exists in QGIS 3.2. In fact, this function was added in QGIS 3.0: check Expressions in QGIS 3.0 changelog. You need to insert a text box and there you can add expression:


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and the projection will be added on the map. If you need more details, you can add this expression to the above one:


Which will give you the CSR and its definition:

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IN QGIS 2.18. you can solve the problem if you are familiar with a bit of python. The function used in this can be found here in the docomentation.

  • When creating a new label go to "insert an expression"
  • Change to the "function editor tab and click new file
  • insert the code below and hit "Load"
  • go back to "expression" and insert show_crs(" ")
  • Resul√∂t will be as seen in the image.

You can fine-tune the strings if needed.

from qgis.core import *
from qgis.gui import *
from qgis.utils import * 
@qgsfunction(args='auto', group='Custom')
def show_crs(val, feature, parent):
    canvas = iface.mapCanvas()

    epsg = canvas.mapRenderer().destinationCrs().postgisSrid() # yields the EPSG Code 
    #short = canvas.mapRenderer().destinationCrs().projectionAcronym()  # yields the short version 
    prj_string = canvas.mapRenderer().destinationCrs().toProj4() # yields a 
    #map = canvas.mapRenderer().destinationCrs().toWkt() # yields a WKT string 
    crs_string = "%s %s" %(prj_string.split("+")[1], prj_string.split("+")[2])
    map = "EPSG: %s \n Projektion: %s" % (epsg, crs_string)
    return map

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