# Create WGS84 Grid

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This command is activated when you have set the **Coordinate System** in the **Map** menu and can be found in the **Map** menu as well. The **Create WGS84 Grid** dialog appears.

You have to enter several values now:

**Minimum Longitude**: Enter the minimum longitude (where the first grid line is to be drawn) in degrees and minutes. A degree-value in the east of the zero meridian has to be written with positiv sign, a degree-value in the west with a negative sign.**Minimum Latitude**: Enter the minimum latitude (where the first grid line is to be drawn) in degrees and minutes. A degree-value in the north of the equator has to be written with positiv sign, a degree-value in the south with a negative sign.**Maximum Longitude**: Enter the maximum longitude (where the last grid line is to be drawn) in degrees and minutes. A degree-value in the east of the zero meridian has to be written with positiv sign, a degree-value in the west with a negative sign.**Maximum Latitude**: Enter the maximum latitude (where the last grid line is to be drawn) in degrees and minutes. A degree-value in the north of the equator has to be written with positiv sign, a degree-value in the south with a negative sign.**Distance Longitude**: Enter the distance between the longitude graticule lines in degrees and minutes.**Distance Latitude**: Enter the distance between the latitude graticule lines in degrees and minutes.**Symbols**:**Graticule lines**: Select a line symbol for graticule lines (map grid).**Graticule labels**: Select a text symbol for graticule labels.

Click the **OK** button when finished.

- **Create Graticule Name Index** is the corresponding function to create a graticule name index.

- - Read more about the WGS84 Grid in the
**Wikipedia Article**.

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