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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Export ArcGIS Metadata as a .pdf

I've been asked to automate the exporting of metadata from ESRI feature classes into .pdf files. We don't want the .xml files, rather a .pdf version of what you see in the Description panel in ...
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ArcMap PDF export not correct size?

Can anyone lend a hand with what I'm doing wrong here? I'm trying to get a 92x92 (because it's the biggest I can seem to setup) PDF to come out of ArcMap 10.1. I'm in layout view, set 92x92 in the ...
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How to create a layered PDF document using MapInfo version 12.5

I am wanting to create an interactive PDF layer using a MapInfo workspace where by layers can be turned on and off in the pdf. I also have a large aerial image I would like included in the pdf . Any ...
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Exporting Map to a PDF…it all jumps around! [duplicate]

When I try to export my map from the composer into a PDF or image the base map (Google map using open layers) It moves and so isn't inline with the other layers I've put on.... It jumps different ...
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How to fix label texts when exporting .mxd to pdf?

I have exported an .mxd to pdf but once I open the pdf, most of my text labels are mis-represented (altered in someway). This is the first time I've had this issue. - What I did when creating the map ...
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Paper PDF maps to geoJSON

Is there a way to do this? Maps with lat/lng can be analyzed in Acrobat with the analyze/geospatial tool. When a user clicks on the map, the lat/lng is returned. There has to be a way to grab these ...
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Export individual Mapbook pages to PDF

I would like to take a ArcMap mapbook and export each individual page to a PDF named for the page and/or GridID. I've never messed with Python... But I see that the arcpy.mapping module should do ...
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Print view or export to PDF

I am using OpenLayers Tile layer fot my map application. I have WMS layers on map like this: Parcels, Streets, Buildings, Gas Pipes, I zoom to somewhere on map that all layers are visible. I want ...
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Can't open pdf hyperlink with Identify Tool in WMS?

I'm trying to open a PDF hyperlink in WMS Layer but when i click on hyperlink it opens a blank new window called qgis-bin. If i put that direction in a web browser it downloads pdf file without ...
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Geoserver - Layered or Georeferenced PDF

Has anyone had any experience with outputting maps from GeoServer into a Layered and / or Georeferenced PDF?
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Trouble display Chart in PDF exported from ArcGIS

I am using ArcGIS 10.1 and we have MS Office 2013. I am not sure if this has a lot to do with the MS Office 2013 that ArcGIS 10.1 doesn't read...So I am sharing this with you all... When I set it up ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a way to add a PDF to ArcMap as data?

I receive a lot of PDF maps (vector, image, with georeference and without) and I am having to convert them to an image file before I can add them to ArcMap and georeference. I can't see any obvious ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vector layer and google map do not line up in PDF

I'm using qgis 1.8 with windows 7. When I use print composer to export as PDF, the google map does not line up with the vector layers. Please help.
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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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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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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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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 ...