Layout refers to the appearance of a map as it is published, including not only the map view itself but any north arrows, legends, scale bars, map titles, neatlines, and so on. Questions should relate specifically to the laying out and formatting of these various map elements on the page, rather ...

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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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How to update element text in arcpy.mapping? [closed]

I have a problem updating a map element text (named element1) in a map document using the following code: a1 = '"' + ("element" + str(1)) + '"' for elm in arcpy.mapping.ListLayoutElements(mxd, ...
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How to convert Layout View to DXF or DWG?

How can I convert Layout View to a DXF or DWG format? I have tried the PDF way i.e. Export to PDF Convert from PDF to DWG using PDF2cad It was not a great experience because the DWG does not ...
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Legend title in print composer with different font styles

I want to design a layout with print composer where the legend Title has two different font styles in one e.g. " I had it once but canĀ“t remember". I would be grateful for help.
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Python code for locking elements in Layout view

Is it possible to lock elements in layout view in Python? I know it is possible in the production cartography extension from ESRI but all I need is the funcionality to lock elements. I am wondering if ...
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How to gradient buffer a background layer

I have a map that was created by a contractor working for my employer before I began. I am not sure what GIS software the map was created in but it has an effect I would like to be able to reproduce ...
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How to center a map in Print Composer to the same center as in map window?

I can't figure out how can I center the map in Print Composer to layer/object/map center in the same way as in map window in QGIS 1.8. Let's say I have layer which I want have in the center of the ...
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Where can I set the BufferColor property for labels in QGIS?

The accepted answer to this question suggests that the buffer color can be set as a data defined label property. However, in the Layer Properties > Labels > Advanced tab, the only options I can see ...
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How to handle multiple map frames with different layers in one print layout?

Often I need two (or more) map frames in map layout to present different data next to each other. It is easy to make multiple map frames in QGIS Print Composer. BUT... It is in the nature of my work ...
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convert a dbf into a raster image using python? work around for arcpy

ArcGIS' arcpy does not have a function to add a table to a layout. I was thinking that maybe taking that table (e.g. a dbf), there may be some python script command to turn it into a raster (e.g. do ...
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How to get pixel size of Data Frame in arcMap layout?

The data frame where the map diagram will be presented in, appeared on the screen not in the actual size which is part of A4 page template, I want to get the actual size by getting the pixel size ...
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Why does the map legend not update in print composer?

I'm having trouble with the QGIS map composer: If I change the map in QGIS and reopen the map composer and click on update, the legend elements DON'T update! For example: Before one certain country ...
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Why does exporting labels with buffers take so long?

I set white borders for text (city names) in qgis. If I export the map without white borders it exports quite quickly (png 600 dpi). If I set the white borders it takes hours! Is there any way I can ...
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Create polygon from page size

Is there an easy way to create a polygon that matches the data frame in my page layout? I'm trying to set up data driven pages and want to have it key off of polygons that frame the boundaries for ...
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Dynamic scale bar, coordinates and grid for map frame in Mapinfo map layout

I believe dynamic scale bar and coordinates (grid) for map frame in map layout are BASIC things which Mapinfo (GIS software for thousands dollars) should allow me to do. To make it clear I am talking ...
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Does ArcMap/ArcPy support creation of textElements using Python?

From what I can tell python at ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 cannot create new textElements nor GraphicElements. Yet, 10.1 seems to support the ability to at least create a clone, of a existing GraphicElements, ...
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ArcMap 10 Layout View: search for elements and delete

I've to regenerate a single layout with data from each point feature. So, I wrote a VB.NET routine to clean the layout, searching for text element, selecting it and deleting it. Well, the routine ...
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How to add mappanel back to container once removed?

I am trying to test following scenario: A Ext.Window has one gx_mappanel item; both Ext.Window and gx_mappanel are stored in variables; One button is to remove gx_mappanel item from Ext.Window ...
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GeoExt (ExtJs + OpenLayers): bug in IE9 when try to change map_panel from container A to container B

Techonology: GeoExt, which combines ExtJS with OpenLayers I am trying to dynamically change the app layout by changing a map_panel from container A to container B, and vice verse; basically, for each ...
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Source for ArcGIS Layout Templates?

I am running v10 of ArcGIS for Desktop. I am aware of the OTB templates provided with ArcGIS. - However, I would like to supplement these layouts with additional layouts. I am also aware of the Map ...
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Exporting MXD layout view to GeoTIFF?

It my be old issue, but I can't find right solution. How to produce GeoTIFF from layout view not from data view? Any simple solution?