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Is it possible to georeference an existing, un-georeferenced pdf?

I was wondering if there was anyway to georeference a pdf directly without first converting it to an image. I have access to ArcGIS 10.1 but haven't been able to find any information that would ...
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How to convert a finished project in QGIS to PDF

I have finished my project and need to convert it into a PDF file. How can I do it?
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Relative Hyperlinks in QGIS without end user's software dependency

I am trying to work out how can I add a relative path hyperlink to a shapefile in QGIS. I have found several great tips on various forums but only one has so far potential to be implemented. The ...
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How to improve speed of Export to PDF by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working with the Fire Station Wall Map template in ArcGIS 10.1. My export to PDF is taking upwards of 30-45 minutes. Using the default PDF settings in the export menu. My map is 60" x 36" so ...
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pdf creator software to interface with Civil 3D

I've experienced a number of problems with various pdf Creator packages throughout my career, especially with different versions of AutoCAD I've used. For example, blobby, illegible text upon export ...
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Which GIS (with GUI) produces good-looking maps for a reasonable price?

I would like to produce some good looking wall maps. I have an excellent data set, but it seems that most GIS packages are geared towards data analysis etc. as opposed to producing an aesthetically ...
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Part of layer disappears when printing ArcGIS 10.0 as pdf

There are a couple of maps i made that I want to save as pdf in ArcGIS 10.0. For three of the maps it worked fine, but there are problems with the other two. The first one has a layer that consists ...
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Why is Layer missing from Export to PDF from ArcPy?

I am using the arcpy module to loop through a number of map features (community areas), zoom to them, title the map with the name of the community area, and export to pdf. The trouble is that while ...
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How to avoid map refreshes in print composer?

I am trying to make a report with the QGIS composer. This report contains multiple maps. I don't have any trouble to make it, I just have to lock the maps with a right click to avoid them being ...
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I have a Web Application (ASP.NET) made ​​in ArcGIS Server Manager. How to create a button for the user to export his vision for PDF / Image?

I am using ArcGIS Server Manager to create Web Applications (ASP.NET). I would like the customer to access has an option to export your vision to PDF or Image, or both. I would like to generate the ...
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How to Automate ArcGIS map production?

I am currently working with high volume ArcGIS (9.3.1 & 10) production of PDF files, part of the companies requirement is that a database (Access 2003) needs filling out with each map, this needs ...
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Hyperlinking multiple PDF's to multiple points

Hi I am kinda new to all of this and appreciate any help. (no critisicm please, questions welcomed) I would like to hyperlink a pdf to a point. Each point will have a link to a different pdf. So far ...
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Making PDF exported from ArcMap have pop-up when clicking on feature?

When converting your map into a PDF from ArcView 10.1, is there a way to make the PDF Map to have a pop-up when you click on a tract?
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Print Composer Problems with Export as PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: QGIS Crashes when writing to PDF My QGIS crashes during the export of maps to pdf. I already uninstalled and installed QGIS twice. The function worked for several times ...
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QGIS Crashes when writing to PDF

8 Lisboa. I have a very large mapper. Formatted to A1 size with a large area and constraints laid across it. Everytime i try to write to pdf it crashes. It is just due to the size of the file. I ...
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How to render a multi-layered (raster + vector) map to a file (PDF, SVG or JPEG, PNG)?

When using OpenLayers I can compose a map with several layers which is displayed nicely by my browser, but I need to do the same server side (no browser composing the layers), and I'm waiting a image ...
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Hyperlinking to bookmark on pmf or mxd?

Can anyone advise how do I do a hyperlink that directly link to a bookmarked area of a pmf or mxd? Something like what we do to hyperlink to a specific page in pdf. For example, I have a mxd call ...
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Generating vector geospatial PDF from ArcGIS Server services

I am exploring possibilities to generate vector geospatial PDF from data which is accessible from ArcGIS Server services. I have ArcGIS Server MapService with complex styles. They are very simplified ...
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Postgres geometry in a pdf file with php

Is there a way to draw a postgres geometry in a pdf file using a php script? Thank you.
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pdf google maps export

In my php+postgis+geoserver+OL application I have to export a map in a pdf file. This map has two layer: the base is a google map layer and a vector layer as overlay. Is there a way to make a pdf ...
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Export map to PDF using Esri JavaScript API

I've searched a lot and tried many ways to export a web map to PDF. I need to export a web map and all active layers. Can anyone help me?
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting a PDF? [duplicate]

I saw this posted about a year ago (Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?) but figured it was worth asking again -- is this possible? My usual workflow with ArcGIS is to export to AI then ...
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Losing large portions of elevation contours from QGIS to PDF

Please forgive me as I'm new to GIS and all this might be a silly question, the wrong place for this question, or a hack way of going about what I'm getting at. So any suggestions on better practice ...
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Is it possible to mimic ArcPublisher with PDF or similar?

I want to provide mapping output in a format that mimics the delivery provided by ArcPublisher and wonder if anybody has any experience in this. For instance, the PDF format now supports layers ...
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Printing to PDF in Arcmap

When clicking Print > Adobe PDF the filesize is nice and small but the legend gets messed up. Does anyone know how to fix this. Note: I am aware of the Export > PDF and of the reduce DPI and ...
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MapServer: Output angled label with Cairo/PDF

We're trying to output a PDF with the Cairo driver. When printing a label with ANGLE set to follow, auto or an attribute, it fails regularly. Has anyone experienced this before? A solution or ...
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zero-kb pdf file from arcmap

I have been having this problem too often. My only fix is to shut down arcmap and restart. I can't find why it is happening. Anyone else see this? export to pdf watch it go all the way through and ...
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Can layer names in Layered PDF exported from ArcGIS for Desktop be overridden?

Does anyone know how to override the layer names output by ArcGIS, where the output layer is called Other, or . These usually refer to things like the map border, labels and the background.
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How to export aerial imagery as layers in layered PDF?

I want to show aerial imagery as layers in my pdf, so people can turn them on and off (e.g historical images). However according to ESRI images become merged when exported as a layered pdf. What is ...
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GeoPDF Library for .NET or JavaScript

Anyone know of any open source .NET or Javascript libraries for creating GeoPDFs? I know of QuickPDFLibrary, but i'm preferably looking for something open source. I want to programmatically generate ...
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ArcObjects - IExportPDF2 and esriExportPDFLayerOptions Not Working as Expected

I have a small function that exports a map document to a pdf. The function works in the fact that it does export a pdf. However, regardless of what I set ...
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Can any non-Terrago products produce geopdfs recognized by the Terrago toolbar in Acrobat?

Neither ArcMap nor GlobalMapper seem to be produce geopdfs that are recognized by the Terrago toolbar. Can anything besides Terrago products produce geopdfs that the Toolbar will accept?
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Can ArcMap text formatting support mailto in text elements (ready for Export to PDF)?

I currently include an email address in a text element created using the Rectangle Text tool and its map gets exported to a PDF file. Is it possible to use ArcMap text formatting (or any other ...
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Looking for open source component to create PDF from WMS in a web application

I want to create a PDF from WMS in a web map application. Please can anyone recommend a robust component? I'd like free open-source under an relatively business-friendly licence (no GPL, BSD/MIT ...
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PDF Output for Manifold 8

Does anyone have any recommendations for outputting a PDF of map from Manifold 8? The following printer drivers have all failed to output anything: CutePDF PDF995 eDoc Nitro PDF worked (after 3 ...
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ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 - Creating a MXD and Exporting a PDF From It

I've been tasked with developing a geoprocessing service in ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 that in addition to providing the resultant feature sets, it needs to produce a pdf in which the layers can be toggled ...
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Why does PDF fail to print in ArcGIS10?

Can anyone tell me why ArcGIS10 will not print to my Adobe9 "printer" in a Windows7Pro environment. Multiprocessor system, huge memory. Makes a .ai but crashes when i try a "print". ArcGIS10 also ...
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Extract parcel layers from vector pdf

So, I have an interesting problem... I have a PDF file which has over 100 pages and each of these pages is displaying a map in vector format. By using some third party program I was able to find out ...
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TerraGo geopdf vs. Esri geopdf

I am looking for feedback from people who are familiar with both TerraGo and Esri's respective geospatial pdf functions. I understand TerraGo offers a broader spectrum of functionality, but wonder if ...
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Creating and serving pdf files from ArcGIS server 10.0

I am tasked with sending map data from the Flex client to an MXD then to serve that as a PDF to the client and/or a server side location. Creating the PDF isn't an issue, however, I am having trouble ...
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Obtaining print quality PDF or PNG output from QGIS?

I work with people who use ArcGIS Desktop and they have found the best resolution output images are made by creating PDFs. They tell me that *.png and the rest out of ArcGIS Desktop are not ...
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Where do I find TerraGO GeoPDF hands-on tutorial online?

Where can I find a TerraGO GeoPDF hands-on online tutorial? I'd like some examples I can use on my computer to learning how to use it. My agency has their toolbar on our computer system.
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How to Batch export MXD to PDF files?

Nico Burgerhart made a fantastic script called "Batch export MXD to PDF" back in 2008. http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14872 Any ideas how to implement it in ArcGIS 10? Something ...
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Can QGIS preserve layers when exporting to PDF?

In ArcMap, when you export data to PDF it preserves the layering within the PDF so that you can turn on/off individual map layers (within the PDF itself). When I export from QGIS to PDF, I don't ...
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Is it possible to create animated markers in ArcMap?

I remember reading somewhere last year that arcgis 10 would allow the creation of animated markers (alike animated .gifs) that could be either exported to pdfs or seen inside arcmap. Does such ...
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Create PDF on server side by passing layer from flex client

I want to pass the user selected layers from client User can select and change the order of layers as populated from different map services hosted on my arcgis server User can set the transparency ...
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How to export Bing Maps layers to Pdf with Arcmap - and get appropriate resolution?

I've got a GP service that creates a new mxd, adds Bing Layers to it, zooms to a particular extent, then exports a pdf. Sometimes (when the network is slow, I suspect) the resulting pdf has a mixture ...
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Embedding dynamic maps into PDF files?

Working in consulting, I found that sending clients PDF file with my embedded maps is one of the best ways to achieve a wow-effect from them. The latest pdf file formats all support the layers ...
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Producing multiple PDF plots of mapsheets specified by shapefile key from ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking for a product that will produce multiple pdf plots of mapsheets specified by a shapefile key (say, 11 x 17) from ArcGIS 9.3 using a single .mxd template, include and orient a common ...
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GDAL and Geospatial PDF on Windows

GDAL 1.8 now supports reading GeospatialPDF, see pdf format description page. Using it depends on the poppler pdf library. What is the smoothest route to getting gdal and geospatial pdf working on ...