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i am wondering whether its possible using python interface to load layers and edit them in Print/Cartographic Composer without displaying, and finally export to PDF?

something that can be done via ArcPy (ArcGIS python module).

thanks for any inputs!

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There are (at least) two ways:

Note that an improved Python API is under development in the current Google Summer of Code

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thanks for your response. could you tell a bit more on how to 'Interface directly to with the GRASS-Python API'? – Simon Jul 5 '12 at 19:04
Well, you need to create the ASCII control file for, then call the module – markusN Jul 15 '12 at 21:12

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