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Why does the Legend vanish when exporting MXD to PDF using ArcPy?

I try to export multi MXD files into pdf. The code run without an errors, but the problem is that the legend vanished from several pdf files: import arcpy,os import arcpy.mapping from arcpy import ...
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Multi MXD export excluding specific MXD using arcpy

I try to export multi MXD into pdf files, but i want to exclude specific MXD files from this action: import arcpy,os import arcpy.mapping from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"D:\desktop\Project" ...
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Exporting reduced size PDF in ArcMap?

Currently if I export my map to a PDF in ArcMap 10.2, I end up with a PDF that is like 32 MB of data. Our MS Outlook email system caps us off at 15MB per email, so I end up having to open the newly ...
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Why is my large DDP document losing symbology in later pages of PDF export?

The map document is 77 pages long and it seems that later pages are losing some symbols for features. The scale isn't changing, so it is not an issue of scale based displays. Any thoughts?
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Bulk printing\exporting from ArcGIS for Desktop to PDF or JPG for 300 layers using same extent? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop and I need to print\export individual maps of some 300 point Shape\layers (plant occurrences) to PDF (or JPG). Basemap extent remains fixed. Naming each Map with ...
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Exporting Map from Composer to PDF/PRINT, but all the work disapears

All my work in QGIS is missing when i tried to export via pdf, jpg or impress (including scales, legends, maps, layers, georeferenced photos). I'm not using any "OpenLayers Plugin". I had already ...
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ArcGIS Server: 'Export Web Map Task' fail to print basemap at small scale

I am trying to export a JSON WebMap containing a standard ESRI basemap and two public Service layers as PDF with 'Export Web Map Task'. I tried to test it at this link. The PDF looks fine for scales ...
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Concatenate geospatial pdfs

I am looking for a simple way to concatenate one geospatial pdf (with multiple layers in a single image) and regular pdf. I have tried tools such as pdfunite, pdftk and pdfconcat, without success. The ...
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PDF export issue with ArcGIS 10.3

After exporting a map as PDF in ArcGIS 10.3, the following error shows up in Adobe Acrobat: "An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who ...
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Export to PDF from ArcMap has Point Marker Symbols Appearing as Black Dots?

I am having trouble exporting MXDs to PDF. If I export and MXD to PDF some point symbols appear as black dots (not the colored dots they should be) and others do not. This happens in different data ...
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Extracting vector/point data from single-layer, non-georeferenced vector PDF file

I am trying to extract point data from a non-geo-referenced vector PDF file, to import into QGIS/ArcGIS. You can download a copy of the PDF file here, if interested, but I've tried to include ...
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PyQgis: Print Composer using input from several Spatialite-tables

How can I create PDFs out of QGIS using the Print Composer Templates that include a lot of text (from a text-template) and within the text several information comes out of my spatiallite-database. A ...
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ArcGIS 10 PDF exports: toggle polygon layer visibility?

In the past I have been able to export my .mxd to PDF and I have been able to turn individual point layer's visibilty on/off within the layer tab (if the layers are in a groub in the .mxd's table of ...
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Export PDF from a folder having multiple single mxd and mxd's having data driven pages

I have folder having multiple single mxd and mxd's having data driven pages. I am trying to get the pdf's of each of these MXD's.if mxd's has a data driven pages then all the pages from a same mxd ...
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An interactive, animated deliverable (i.e. in PDF)? How?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make something like this: http://tipstrategies.com/geography-of-jobs/ But in the form of a deliverable? Like a PDF? I'd like to make something similar that I could ...
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QGIS Map Composer goes blank, outputs corrupt PDF

I am using 64bit 2.10.1-Pisa on Windows 10. When I set up my composer to print, everything looks fine until I try to print or export. The composer goes completely blank and outputs a corrupted PDF ...
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Batch export of layers to PDF producing blank PDFs

Based on Exporting set of layers into multiple PDF (orAdobe Illustrator) files, one layer at a time? I was able to alter and execute code that is trying to export 30+ layers from an MXD I have. ...
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Geotagged HTML Pop in PDF

I am using ArcGIS to add geotagged images as points to a map which allows me to click on the point and an HTML popup comes up with the photo. ...
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Digitising PDF map in ArcMap [duplicate]

I have a pdf showing a street map that also shows land use zoning as well. I need to digitise it on ArcMap to show all of the different streets and land use zones. I'm not too sure how to best go ...
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Using pdf for ArcScan

I have a pdf of a street map which is many different colors depending on land use. I need to import it into ArcMap and then digitize it. Obviously I could manually create each feature but that ...
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Creating shapefiles with attached/hyperlinked PDF forms in ArcMap?

What is the best way to attach pdf forms to point shapefiles to fill out while out in the field? I know how to create a hyperlink to the specific folder but is there a way to have the shapefile ...
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Printing highly detailed and/or complex maps on large format paper?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question but, since it involves maps created with ArcMap, hopefully someone met this same problem. I want to print a highly detailed map of the whole ...
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Creating a point file with python from a pdf file

I have a 1500 pdf document that I need to extract latitude and longitude coordinates from. The Lat and long are formatted as one attribute so they need to be split plus there are a few other columns. ...
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XY coordinates effecient way to copy

I get XY coordinates of point features delivered to me in PDF format, this means that to bring them into ArcGIS I manually have to enter them first into an excel spreadsheet - does anyone know if ...
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PDF map with selectable layers

I need to make a map with selectable layers. I am using ArcGis and so far I am able to create a map that has some selectable layers and most labels are selectable. The PDF looks like below: But I ...
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Exporting map to PDF, fix polygon bleed

I'm trying to export my map. But ArcGIS generates PDF (or other) maps that is not the same as in the layout view. I have polygons that is filled with a pattern, and this pattern is drawn over the ...
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Preventing shapefile lines becoming rasterized when exported as PDF by ArcGIS for Desktop?

In ArcGIS for Desktop some Line feature shapefile becomes raster when exported as pdf. In exported PDF the line features layer is not present as it becomes raster. The line features are mixed with ...
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Projecting PDF for use with Avenza

I have many maps in PDF format and would like to georeference them for use with Avenza software on mobiles. I am running 9.2 so no option to create the projection files at export. Looking for an ...
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Layout misshapen when export to PDF in Arc GIS 10

I want to include an Excel table in my ArcMap Layout which is working fine as long as I won't print to PDF. If I export the map to PDF the table looks like this: There are a lot of weird characters ...
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How to link a pdf file to a specific feature with QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm trying to link a pdf to a parcel (see image: http://imgur.com/RbauB3v) where you click on one parcel and a specific pdf comes up and if you click on another then a different pdf comes up. I've ...
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Data copied from Excel to ArcMap layout view not exporting?

I prefer to use excel to make legends as I find it quicker than using ArcMap. Occasionally in some projects when I copy these in they appear fine in ArcMap, but some aspects don't export. ArcMap ...
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Linking to PDFs via attribute field of shapefile for ArcGIS Online?

I am working with some data that cannot be presented in an attribute table. Therefore I would like to attach a specific PDF to each point within a shapefile. Is there a way this can be done in ...
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Georeference a polyygon within a pdf file [duplicate]

I have this pdf file that contains a specific borough of my city, Montreal, with a polygon inside it. Link to pdf file: PDF FILE The jpeg image once exported from the pdf file is the following I ...
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Why is the vector style in the PDF export different than in print composer? [closed]

I'm exporting a map to PDF in the print composer. See the map in the print composer As you can see, the top map is different from the bottom; the top has 10 tracts shaded in, the bottom has 6. Now ...
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QgsComposerMap does not fit extent

Please help me to fit the map extent into de qgscomposermap size. printable_layers = QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayers().values() printable_layers_ids = [] ...
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How to improve the pdf quality in flex

Can anyone help with improving the quality of my pdf in flex. Image which is been added has very low resolution. This is the code I've used till now: myPDF = new PDF(Orientation.LANDSCAPE,Unit.MM, ...
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QGIS 2.8 (openSuse 13.1) pdf export with print composer not working

I'm using QGIS 2.8 with a openSuse 13.1 system. If I try to export a map (with openlayers-plugin active) with 120 dpi it works fine, but if I change the dpi setting to something higher (like 130 dpi) ...
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Can QGIS export Geospatial PDF for Avenza PDF map app?

Since QGIS uses GDAL, does any map exported as a PDF become a Geospatial PDF? I am hoping to import maps from QGIS into the Avenza PDF Map app on my phone. Previous posts mentioned exporting as ...
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Adding a PDF to backside printing for Data Driven Pages

Is there an easy way to add a PDF to the backside of each map printed using data driven pages? I know I could print one sided and then reinsert the printed pages upside down, and print the PDF on the ...
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Include gridlines with attribute table shown on a map layout?

I am including the related attribute table to the spatial data shown in a map; see attached image. I have the attribute table shown with the map in layout view, but I would like to include gridlines ...
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Optimal ArcGIS PDF export compression settings for raster topographic basemaps

There are a number of different compression options for exporting pdf files from ArcGIS (eg RLE, LZW, Deflate etc). But which is best for exporting raster topographic basemaps? Generally such maps ...
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Is EPSG:3857 the correct projection for my PDF in Lambert Conformal Conic projection?

Given the following NEATLINE from the results of gdalinfo on my Geospatial PDF: NEATLINE=POLYGON ((-1340591.5297333347 -260482.28440259479,-1340591.0579001249 1878014.4171204455,3081498.0723039531 ...
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How to OCR topographic maps

I have old topographic maps that i have scanned and converted into pdf in Actobat XI 11. I need this pdf to be text-searchable (not mere image). To do this i tried text recognition in acrobat but it ...
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QGIS atlas generation - batch process for many atlases

I have many different QGIS projects, each one is designed to create one particular atlas or map book in pdf format (one different book per every QGIS project). Month by month I must actualize each ...
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Relating to GeoLocation tool of Geospatial PDF Document

I created a PDF file with OGC_BP as GEO_ENCODING option like shown in the below command. The below tif file’s Datum and Projection details are WGS84 /Geographic (lat/lon). ./gdal_translate.exe -of ...
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How can I import pdf maps to ArcGIS?

I have few hazard maps (with color coding) of a particular state in a pdf report. I am a newbie in GIS and need to use these different maps from the pdf for combined interpretation. Can the colors ...
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QGIS 2.8 Export Atlas as PDF

I'm having an interesting problem: when I go to export the Atlas to PDF, the window to save the PDF on my hard-drive flashes very quickly and then disappears. The net result is that I cannot export as ...
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PDF Print in QGIS 2.8 using OSM layer comes out with very small labels [duplicate]

I am working on QGIS 2.8 using the OSM plugin. I've prepared a map with a layer I drew and the OSM layer behind it. In design view it looks great, with good label size, but when I print it to PDF the ...
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Is it possible to have a locked/different first page with QGIS Atlas printing?

It is possible set the first page of a QGIS Atlas different to the other pages? For example I want to create an Atlas document where the first page has a text introduction and a general map (not ...
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Script to batch export pdf causing incorrect inset map

I have written a python script to batch export several pdfs from a single mxd, switching layers on/off and naming the output pdf based on values supplied by the user in a csv file. We import the ...