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Can i export a pdf that renders my layers a different zoom levels?

For example, say i have some streets i would like to show up, and streets are only set to appear at certain zoom level, well that layer does not get exported. There must be a way to do this for pdf, ...
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How to export maps with PNG images with transparent background to PDF? [duplicate]

On the Data View in ArcGIS 10, I have some polygons and one PNG image (wind rose) with transparent background. When I export what is showing on the screen to PNG, the compass appears in the output. ...
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Cartographic-complete Maps in PDF On Request using Open Source?

Currently I have some data in PostGIS. I want to implement the following: users will make a request via web, with parameters like location, scale, layers to be displayed, etc. and I need to provide ...
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Cannot print on GeoExplorer (Communication Trouble: Status undefined)

Software setup and information I'm using GeoExplorer to access layers served by GeoServer (on my localhost) which in turn is linked to a PostGIS database (local again). I'm using GeoServer 2.5, so I ...
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Labels with buffers creates bloated PDF file in Composer

I know this question has appeared before, but the earlier questions appear to be linked to the old labeling engine. I'm running qgis 2.0, which I thought uses the new-generation labeling engine. In my ...
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Accessing AddInContent PDF Document

I'm converting a COM Extension to an Add-In. The old extension installed a PDF alongside the .dll and an Command in the extension start the PDF Viewer process (using Process.Start(pdflocation). I'm ...
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OSM layer does not print in GeoServer printing module

I am new with the GeoServer printing module, in GeoServer version 2.6.0, freshly installed a few days ago. I can now print WMS layers and I think I configured the OSM data correctly. But it still ...
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How can I write hidden information to a pdf file from ArcMap?

I'm usually creating maps for (different aspects of) reports of large infrastructure projects. Layers and attributes tend to change back and forth as time goes by, and I'm forced to create new ...
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ESRI Javascript - Print Task GP Service - Symbology Issue

I am using the ESRI js API, and using a python GP service to run a print task to PDF with custom layouts. This works great, except when i have any map service enabled in the map. The layer in the ...
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multiple graphics added to ArcGIS javascript API map are not printing (using MapExport) reliably

I combined samples for Printing with graphics https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/widget_print.html and labeling ...
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Examples of config.yaml for printing

I've been reading this, I wonder if there are config.yaml nice examples available to take a look at them. I'd appreciate if some web links for the examples or output images can be provided for this, ...
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Labeling runs out of map extent and onto borders when exporting to PDF from ArcGIS for Desktop?

When I have tried to export several of the maps I have made but I have a problem with labeling that runs out of the map extent and onto the borders. I am exporting to a PDF and opening the file in ...
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Mobile device GPS into a PDF Form

This is an issue I've been trying to solve for a while and am told it's not possible. I have made a PDF form with an input box for coordinates. As the form is for use on mobile devices, I would ...
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ArcMap Export PDF vs arcpy Export PDF scale differences

I'm experiencing differences from exporting features to PDF from within ArcMap and using a stand alone python program. Basically, I'm selecting a feature from a layer, zooming to the selected extent, ...
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Trying to generate a PDF for each feature in a feature class based on an attribute with Python.

I have a feature class of points that represent storm water inlets. I am trying to automate a process that does the following. finds all of the inlets that have a field called "Marker" populated ...
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Exporting PDF with Hyperlinked Attributes from ArcMap

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 and would like to export a map to a pdf, preserving feature's attributes. I would like to be able to identify - let's say - point feature from the map on pdf, with it's ...
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Printing OpenStreetMap tiles to PDF

What I would like to achieve is an A4 print out of an OSM map with a polygon outline printed on top. This would come from a web application. Where a user can centre the map, upload a polygon. Which I ...
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Batch exporting suites of similar maps in ArcGIS 10.1 / 10.2

I work for a flood risk consultancy where one of the most common outputs from our projects is a suite of maps created in ArcMap 10.1 / 10.2 showing the results of our hydraulic model simulations. We ...
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How to import PDF which has vector format into QGIS's vector layer? [duplicate]

I know the way to convert an ordinary raster pdf into QGIS. But is it possible to import a pdf which preserved the vector format (e.g. the pdf files exported by AutoCAD) to QGIS's vector layer?
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Is there a maximum length of pdf file QGIS composer can plot?

In QGIS 2.4 is there a maximum dimension in milimeters composer can produce while exporting to pdf? Trying to produce a 3000 x 900 mm or 2800 x 900 mm map. The QGIS composer displays all the map area ...
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How can I use data from PDF map?

I have a map over Sweden with plenty of data represented as circles of various sizes. The map is saved as PDF from Illustrator, fully editable. I wonder if there is any way I could get these circles ...
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QGIS 2.4 Layout View pdf/raster file export moves points

I created a map, using a google basemap (openlayer plugin) and imported a table as a csv file (containing a name of a city, latitude, longitude for wgs84 and a row named "amount"). It displays ...
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ArcGIS Export to PDF with Thin White Lines

When I go to export to pdf from File -> Export Map, I see thin white lines that show up when I open up the map in Adobe. The lines appear only in the northern hemisphere in Russia, Canada and the ...
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Data Driven Pages - Page Number with Count

I hope this isn't a duplicate question, I have had a look but couldn't find an answer. I have a set of 100 data driven pages showing different roads. I would like to export the map book by road. ...
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Which Writer do I need for PDF Documents in FME 2014?

I have successfully used the ImageFetcher transformer to download many images from a URL by using a JPG writer. Now I want to do this with PDF Documents, but have the problem that the Adobe 3D PDF ...
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Is it possible to create a standalone python script to export “layout” to pdf?

I have a python script that successfully runs from ArcMap 10.2. I was wondering if it would be possible to rewrite it so that it is a standalone script that prompts the user for the shapefile and then ...
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Passing extent from web map to PDF for integration?

I'm trying to figure out whether I can take an extent (or coordinatess with a Zoom level included) to a PDF in order to author a PDF that displays both GIS and report-styled business data? Is this ...
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Exporting large high resolution map to PDF in ArcMap errors?

I am attempting to export a large E size map at 300 DPI in ArcMap 10.2.2 but each time I export there are errors on the map. Once the PDF is generated there are areas where symbols are stretched out ...
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Color different in Maps exported from ArcMap to PDF and other formats?

When exporting the same map in ArcMap into different formats the color is not consistent. The map is a roadway network and I use grey 30% solid line as the symbol in ArcMap. However, when i export ...
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Layer tick boxes embedded in PDF map

Maybe this is more of a PDF question than a GIS question. Today, I received a layered PDF map shown as a landscape A3, with a square map on the left, and with the map title, the legend, the scale, a ...
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Why does my text symbol change when .mxd is converted to pdf?

I copied a small bit of text from a word document into a label which had the ' ← ' symbol in it (2190, alt+x). Whenever I export the map to a pdf, the '←' symbol becomes a spiral. If I make the ...
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Opening PDF generated by Python AddIn using Report (*.rlf) file automatcally?

As a test I have: Authored a test.mxd with one layer called Localities in a single data frame called Layers Authored a test.rlf using View | Reports > Create Report of ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop ...
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Overlaid raster gets shifted around when printing to pdf or when resizing graphics device with mouse

I've spent the past couple of days learning how to use the maps, raster, and rgdal packages to create nice images, but I'm running into trouble when trying to make pdf's for actually presenting. I'm ...
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Dashed lines do not print correct

I have a polygon with a dashed linetype; when viewed in ArcMap the linetype appears correct however when I print to pdf the linetype does not look correct. This might be a pdf quality problem however ...
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How to add a large inset svg or pdf in QGIS 2.3 print composer?

I have a 48x36 wall map that will include 5 large inset maps, the largest of which is almost 11x17. Due to a bug with html annotations, I need to export each inset individually then include them as ...
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Using ArcPy and Python to export Table View as PDF format?

I am using ArcPy to select from a layer and display the result on map as a table view. Now I want to export the table view as a PDF format. Anybody know about it? If it is beyond ArcPy to export ...
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QGIS labels are different on canvas, composer and from PDF

I am running QGIS v2.2 off a 64 bit Windows server. I have created a map with a number of local government area polygons, road polygons (to which I have applied a Layer Source to limit the labelling ...
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Part of layer cut/disappears after exporting to pdf in QGIS

This is driving me crazy. The picture says it all: [ http://oi60.tinypic.com/2m5fbd1.jpg ]. You can see whole layer in QGIS browser and Composer, but when i export to pdf some layers are cut. I have ...
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Cannot Find GPTS Object - GDAL C#

UPDATED To clarify my previous post. I have written a small application to convert maps saved as PDF's to PNG files then tile the maps to be used in a webservice. After experimenting with the PNG ...
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Check for extraneous bytes that appear before %PDF at the head of a MapInfo printed PDF file?

I am using a MapBasic program that automatically prints individual PDF maps of each polygon in my table. After getting an Adobe Reader XI update, the PDFs no longer open. I receive the following ...
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How to preserve original resolution of scanned 1-bit PDF raster with gdal_translate?

I am using gdal_translate to convert non-spatial PDFs to non-spatial TIFFs (intended for subsequent manual georeferencing). This is my gdal_translate command: gdal_translate -of GTiff -sds -co ...
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How can I create a pdf map at a high resolution while still keeping the file size manageable?

I have numerous layers in shapefile format that contain a lot of data across a large area. I am trying to create a .pdf file that shows all of the area and I want it to be in good quality, so that ...
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How can i create a link to a whole folder?

I know how to create a hyperlink to a single pdf-file: Create a hyperlink to a pdf file in the attribute table But now I want to make a link to a folder with 3 or 4 pdf files in it. Is that possible? ...
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Optimize PDF using Python [closed]

Is there a way to optimize a PDF using Python? I am exporting hundreds of .mxds - that works fine with a loop. But the file size of each is large. Right now my option is to manually open each and ...
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Integrate Leaflet map into PDF

I am current in the process of writing a thesis. Being in the field of GIS it obviously involves some maps ;). While the whole world switched to interactive online maps, Universities still require to ...
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Setting default browser for QGIS actions

I am trying to open a pdf using QGIS action tool with Adobe Reader. Currently, the action defaults to Internet Explorer which doesn't succeed in opening my document. I'm currently able to open AutoCAD ...
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Setting the output parameter in a toolbox to be a PDF

I need to allow a user to input a path and name where they would like to save their new map book PDF on their computer/drive. I have created a script where the user can input their mxd with data ...
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How to produce multiple map PDF from Excel file with each record being two lat/long pairs?

I need to produce multiple maps from a single excel file consisting of approximately 1,500 records. Each record contain two lat/long pairs (four points) and I need a PDF map of each record zoomed to ...
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Part of text missing in legend and text boxes

I have had issues lately when exporting to pdf from ArcMap 10.2. Parts of the text sometimes fall off and goes missing. Mostly it's been some lines in legends, but now also text boxes. The text is ...
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Suggestions on how to create an Owner Index for a Plat Book?

I've been tasked with creating a county wide plat book for publication this june. The cartography portion is fairly straightforward as I am using ESRI's Data Driven pages for ArcInfo 10 to produce the ...