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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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How to add Georeferenced PDF as layer to QGIS 2.0?

I have some georeferenced pdf's that I would like to open in Qgis. I have read that GDAL version 1.8 and higher will support pdf, and I have GDAL 1.10 installed with Qgis 2.0 on windows 7, But when I ...
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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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Exporting Graphic with transparency in layout to PDF using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop. I am trying to export a pretty simple map to PDF and finding the results are not what I expect. I have inserted two graphics on top in Layout. One is just 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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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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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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How to print legend using GeoServer Print plugin?

I am using Geoserver 2.4.2 on windows. The print plugin works properly without the legend block. However if I include the legend block in my spec file, it throws an error. Following is my spec file: ...
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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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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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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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Does a PDF contains geographical coordinate if the Adobe Reader Geospatial Location Tool doesn't write anything?

Does a PDF contain geographical coordinate if the Adobe Reader Geospatial Location Tool doesn't write anything? I mean that I am moving the mouse over the pdf and no latitude and longitude values ...
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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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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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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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Problem while inserting an object into ArcMap

I get this error, when I try to insert a pdf file into ArcMap Layout view. I have clicked on Insert - Object - create from file, browsed the geo pdf and pressed ok. I get this error: Failed to ...
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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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Making a georeferenced PDF or GeoTIFF from jpg+jgw using GDAL for Avenza PDF Maps

I'm trying to create georeferenced files for the mobile app Avenza PDF Maps. This app works with either GeoTIFF or georeferenced PDF. I know for sure that PDFs made with ArcMap work properly. I'm ...
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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 ...
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How to Export multiple selected features to PDFs with Python?

I have 77 polygons that mark areas of a satellite image that I want to export as separate PDFs. Each of the PDFs should contain just the polygon (and as much as the surroundings to fill out the data ...
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Export to PDF in python with parameters

I need to export to PDF with some parameters, and I went through the help and it only explains the data frame portion. When I need the entire map or layout view. Here is what I need: 1.400 dpi ...
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Exporting Maps as PDFs in R

In R, trying to export choropleth maps with density and frequency histograms as legends; have had success exporting as an image but not as a pdf. Exporting as an image (.png) works well; the map, ...
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How to Convert PDF files into ArcGIS Metadata?

I got a set of shapes with some additional informations looking like extracted/exported metadata, such as sources, extents, summary, descriptions, contacts... All in digital pdf and without XML files ...
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Microsoft Surface vs. iPad for mapping

I was recently introduced to the Avenza PDF app for iPad and I've been using it in the company I work for to help our field crews find their way around, and record waypoints and tracks. The app takes ...
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PDF to be understandable by ArcGIS

I have a few pdf files. There are vector graphics in the maps. How can I use them to be visible and editable in ArcGIS? I want to see the attribute tables content, etc.
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Export MXDs files to PDFs using Python [closed]

I'm trying to write a python script that will export multiple MXDs to individual PDFs while using a feature class field to rename the pdfs (this can be an optional field, if not check it can copy the ...
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Can Bing base layers be used with the Mapfish / Geoserver print plugin?

After being able to solve most of my problems just be lurking, I find I now need to come into the light for this one. The headline is pretty explicit. I have been unable to use the mapfish print ...
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Save input in plugin as pdf format file

I m trying to make QGIS plugin with plugin builder that compare 2 map scale with Input1 and Input2 as input scale and show recommendation after clicked recommendation button. I wrote my code like ...
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How to export a map to a single page pdf? [closed]

I want to export my 900 x 800 mm map to a PDF file and all I'm getting is a file with 31 page of parts of my map. How do I create a single page - whole map pdf?
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How to use wildcard when appending PDFs using ArcPy?

I'm working on a script that (as written) produces a large number of individual pdf pages (>100), instead of hardcoding the names of each of the outputs, I was thinking of using a wildcard. However, ...
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how to add HTML popup in exported PDF map?

I am producing some maps of a point layer using arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF. Is there a possibility of creating HTML popup for the final PDF based on this link? ...
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Why is arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF losing layer symbology?

When exporting a map it does not export the symbology within the data frame. I am using the code snippet below. >>> myMap = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("C:/USERS/NISUSER/DESKTOP/mxd_map.mxd") ...
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ArcObjects - Export map to PDF - graphics not appearing

I'm having an issue with our ArcObjects code for exporting a map to PDF. There is a section of code that adds graphics on to the map (polygons, lines, text etc). This seems to work fine for the first ...
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Problem about exporting the project

I'm working on a project using QGIS. I have 3 layers in the project, city boarder, the location of the natural monuments, and a layer as background card. I am going to have these three layers in my ...