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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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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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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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Adding PDF (especially GeoPDF) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to import PDFs to ArcGIS and edit/work with their data? [duplicate]

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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Is a pdf geospatial if the Adobe Reader Geospatial Location Tool doesn't write anything?

Does a PDF contain geographical coordinates 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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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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Can I export a pdf that renders my layers differently at 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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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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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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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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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 can I add an interactive map to a PDF?

I have been asked to add an interactive map to my company's annual report. The requirements are that it should have multiple layers that can be turned on and off, zoom in/out and pan functionality, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...