Printing is the act of outputting GIS data onto paper.

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Print axMapControl contents with preview [closed]

I have a map with many feature layers on top of it. I would like to be able to print the map and feature layers either scaling it to fit a certain page size or printing it to actual scale thus ...
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Add print/export button to axToolbarControl [closed]

I have a map that's being rendered inside a custom application, and now I need to add to the ESRI.ArcGIS.AxToolbarControl an export (to PNG) button and a print button, but honestly don't know how. ...
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GeoExt printPage cannot handle WFS vector features

I recently added the print function to my GeoExt web application, using <script type="text/javascript"src="http://localhost:8080/geoserver/pdf/info.json?var=printCapabilities"></script> ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Printing MXD at A3 always prints at B5

Context ArcGIS 9.2 Build 1500 ArcObjects Windows Forms application running outside of ArcMap, similar to ArcEngine product. Accessing mxd to print out page layout to A3 paper. Mxd is saved with ...
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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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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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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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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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How to hide map to print only the legend on a PageLayout?

If I'm printing a Pagelayout, is there any API for hiding the MapFrame or stop it from getting draw on the printout? I would like to only print the Legend on the paper.
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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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How to set margin on PageLayout in ArcGIS Engine?

When we create a PageLayout from the A4 Landscape template and print the layout on a pinter with A4 Landscape paper we get four pages instead of one. We are using the IPage.PageToPrinterMapping = ...
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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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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 ...