Printing is the act of outputting GIS data onto paper.

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Are North Arrows Pointless?

A recent post on Cartastrophe refers to a "Worldwide Campaign to Eliminate Needless North Arrows." So when, if ever, are North arrows necessary? As an interesting aside the concept of North being ...
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How do I get the best print quality from QGIS (and is Arc better)?

QGIS exceeds my expectations by a country mile. I am impressed. But; I work with people who use Arc and they have found the best resolution output images are made by creating PDFs. They tell me that ...
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Programmatically creating a vector feature in OpenLayers

I want to create a vector feature, programmatically, on my map. It's supposed to be in the A4-paperformat, for showing a sort of print preview. I've created a control for handling this, but now I'm ...
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Why Do Colors Look Darker When Printed on Paper?

I made a map with a terrain-colored relief-shading in the background. I then exported them as PDF from Print Composer in QGIS. But when I print the PDF onto paper: the shaded-relief color in the ...
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How to handle multiple map frames with different layers in one print layout?

Often I need two (or more) map frames in map layout to present different data next to each other. It is easy to make multiple map frames in QGIS Print Composer. BUT... It is in the nature of my work ...
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Scale in printed map (mxd) is different in code to manual printing

This question is related in part to a previous question I have asked. I have tried printing an A3 mxd with the Print Active View code as published by ESRI and have changed only one line of code and ...
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Is there a way to add system date in print composer?

Is there a way in the Print Composer of QGIS to create a label that will automatically update the date (systems date) instead of having a label that you have to manually have to update?
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Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS?

Is there a layout view in Quantum GIS (something similar to ArcGis layout view) ? Anyway I am looking for tutorial or some good practices how i can prepare a nice map to print in Quantum GIS.
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How to reopen hidden panels in print composer?

I unfortunately deleted the menu (Qgis 1.8.0) in print composer (settings for labels etc) . Now I am wondering how to display it again? The menu is gone in all my projects and I could not find a ...
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Best solution for printing Google Maps?

What is the best solution so far for printing Google Maps as a base layer of Vector layers in Geoserver/OpenLayers application ? I used to print WMS layers using GeoExt print page example, but when ...
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How to add Raster legends in QGIS map composer?

Is there a plugin or method to add legends for raster layers (with a custom colourmap) as an item in the print composer?
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Advice on purchasing new scanner / plotter?

So I have been tasked with finding options to replace my GIS department's recently deceased HP Designjet 815mfp (all-in-one scanner/plotter/touch screen). It was used mostly to scan/print plats, and ...
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Web_Map_as_JSON from latest esri jsapi?

I'm trying to do a print export using arcgis 10.1 and latest esri jsapi. Is there any out of the box way that I can extract out Web_Map_as_JSON from a given webmap? esri.tasks.PrintTask generates a ...
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How can I host a map service that uses an online basemap as well as my own dynamic layers?

I have a flex web application with an ArcGIS Server backend that I want to start using an online basemap for. The application includes a printing capability that prints a layout from an arcGIS map ...
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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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Is it possible to put scale(ex; 1:10000) at print composer on QGIS 1.8.0

I would like to display a cartographic scale (e.g. 1:10,000) in the print composer. I can set the scale from map tab. After setting, I can type by myself as Label. Is it possible to put scale ...
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PrintTask in ArcGIS Online JS Api

I'm using the PrintTask() function from the ArcGIS Online API. Works like a charm...untill you add your own graphics. When I don't run the addedAskedSymbolsToMap function in the code below, and only ...
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How to center a map in Print Composer to the same center as in map window?

I can't figure out how can I center the map in Print Composer to layer/object/map center in the same way as in map window in QGIS 1.8. Let's say I have layer which I want have in the center of the ...
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Can you dynamically set print options using ArcGIS JS API?

I'd like to create an option in my web application where a user can click on a print button and a list of options appears: Page template (already available via esri.dijit.print) Map Title Notes or ...
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Library to produce pretty print maps including rasters

I've come across a variety of libraries for easily producing maps for printing, in a fully reproducible way using some sort of code or configuration file. For example, Kartograph looks lovely, Vincent ...
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What is a good plotter that works well with ArcMap?

I will soon be setting up a small office and we will be needing a 36" plotter. I am looking for recommendations for a good plotter that works well with ArcGIS. Speed is not important as long as I can ...
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need help to automatize report generation

i have shapefile that contains a lot of parcels "parcel has like fields (n° parcelle,proprietaire, cin) see picture : and i want for all parcels to generate this plan : take a parcel and ...
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In QGIS map composer, how do I get the Item Properties dialog back?

Yes, well if there is button there, one is bound to click it.... I closed both the Item Properties dialogs in Map Composer. And I can't get them to give me any joy no more... QGIS Trunk
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How can I print a bunch of Arcmap mxd's all at once?

I have a folder with a dozen Arcmap compositions (.mxd files) I need to print. They're all ready to go, I don't need to do any editing. Do I really have to open up each one, wait to refresh, and press ...
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How to print from arcpad without buying more ESRi sofware?

I am running ArcPad 10 in windows 7 on a laptop and on a field unit consisting of an Ashtech MobileMapper 10 as a PDA talking to an SXBlue GPS. This system provides the real time half meter (without ...
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Print Library for Open Layers?

I realize this is a bit of an open question but are there any known open javascript libraries which facilitate printing an OpenLayers map? I'm looking to produce the content on the client and ...
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How to create an extent indicator in QGIS 1.8 print composer?

I'm looking to put an inset map for my main map frame onto my map layout in QGIS print composer. I would like it to indicate the extent and location of the main map on a larger regional map. This ...
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How to print pie charts in QGIS?

I added pie charts via text-file to my map. When printing the map they get lost. Does anyone know how to print them? QGIS also seems to delet some charts, when there are to many at one place. Does ...
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How can I print Openlayers with base OSM and Geoserver WMS layers?

I have a map I want to print once the user open some layers. The layers are geoserver wms and the base layer is OSM. I know geoserver has printing module (which is installed and working because I get ...
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How to save space in the legend and write the layer name besides the symbol?

I'm starting using QGIS to make a project for university and I am with a problem on configuring legends on Print Composer. The thing is I want the text of my legend to appear after the ...
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Plot files in ArcGIS

I wondered if you could share some of your experience with plot files in ArcGIS. I've been trying to make these, as I have a good expeirence with them from autoCAD (every drawing is exported to a PLT ...
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QGIS printing to file, shading?

Hi I am not even sure how to ask this question and I have googled what i think is wrong with no success. When i create a map with different shadings on it, it looks perfect until it is wrote to pdf. ...
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Why do OpenLayers layers appear shifted in map composer?

I'm having trouble with the OpenLayers Plugin of Qgis and the map composer: If I create an OSM-background layer and if I want to export this, the OSM-Layer looks perfectly all right in the normal ...
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QGIS exporting huge SVG [duplicate]

I'm having trouble exporting an SVG(or a PDF for that matter) from the QGIS print composer. I have a relatively simple map that should, when exported as an SVG, be maybe around 1MB in size, tops. But ...
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ArcGIS Javascipt Api Printing

I've got a webpage which prints a web map via the ArcGIS Javascript API. The DPI of the print is 72. To debug I added three different types of symbols 1. The default (most of them are) 2. One custom ...
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Which API should we use for printing a PageLayout?

We are building an standalone ArcGIS Engine application and we are going to add support for printing. There are several APIs for printing a PageLayout in ArcObjects, in ArcGIS 10 there are at least ...
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Printing/exporting WMTS tile layer with desired resolution / zoom level in QGIS

I have a project which uses WMTS and some vector layers in QGIS. I can freely zoom in and out, and tiles are refreshed with appropriate zoom level, just as expected. Now I would like to export part ...
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Trouble in adding a print function to GeoExt MapPanel

I am trying to add print function to my GeoExt 2 web application, like: http://geoext.github.com/geoext2/examples/printpreview/print-preview.html first I am testing this using the same example urls, ...
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Map is missing when I “export as image” via print composer [closed]

I have point data on a vector layer that prints accurately via print composer (when I "export as image"), however my map below either does not show up or shows up at an incorrect scale. I used ...
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Map printing using ArcGIS silverlight API

I am using a GP task to print my map and its legend. Well it works fine. But it is really slow. Also I am not able to print the route event layer that I create. It does not show on the map. Please ...
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How to divide attribute table in map composer between 2 or more pages?

Does anyone know how to divide attribute table between 2 or more pages? In exported PDF it's unfortunately clipped.
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Printing with the ArcGIS Javascript API?

Any examples of how to print a map using the JSAPI? All from the client?
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How to Zoom in QGIS Print Composer Without a Scroll Wheel

I am attempting to print a simple map from QGIS in portrait orientation. When I use the "Add New Map" tool it brings the map in at an extent which matches my original data frame if I were to use ...
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How to print high resolution poster sized maps from online map (arcgis server)?

I want to create a PDF document that can be printed at large poster size containing user created data and base map data. Based on a rough calculation, if the poster was 24 inches by 34 inches and I ...
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printing openlayers map

What i've got is a map served by the tilecache and shown by openlayers and geoext. Now i need to print this map, so what i've done is: made a button which creates (window.open()) a new window with ...
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How to increase resolution of DEM rasters?

Thanks to the fine folks here at the GIS SE, I have managed to batch process a load of ASC files into raster hillshade TIFs. However, while they look fine on screen, when printed they are very ...
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Annotation boxes not drawing correctly in ArcMap 10.0 SP2

I have about 400 annotation features in ArcMap 10. The style is a simple text box with an arrow. The annotation draws correctly when viewed up close on screen but the arrow detaches from the text ...
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DesignJet 800 36“ by 42” arcmap Print acrossed the whole paper

I'm trying to print a map using the whole size of paper... possible?
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Printing large number of Points in ArcGIS

I have bathymetric data which have thousands of points ( exactly 71 K). Now when I try to print it in a large map size in ARCMAP 10.0 , the layout view freezes and the system is hung , possibly due ...
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Legend title in print composer with different font styles

I want to design a layout with print composer where the legend Title has two different font styles in one e.g. " I had it once but can´t remember". I would be grateful for help.