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Printing is the act of outputting GIS data onto paper.

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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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Map printing using OpenLayers

Following OpenLayers map printing demo here, I'm able to get my map in image format. But I'm facing two issues with the export: Google Street base map is not included in the image output; Whenever I ...
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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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How to print a vector layer over Google map? “Physical Printing”

I use Geoserver, Openlayers, Extjs and GeoExt to build an app. I am trying to get vector layer on Google map printed with pop up a Print dialog, I tried : var targetElement = Ext.getCmp('mapPanel'); ...
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Print Composer Problems with Export as PDF [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: QGIS Crashes when writing to PDF My QGIS crashes during the export of maps to pdf. I already uninstalled and installed QGIS twice. The function worked for several times ...
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How to Page POST to web page to Print Map with ArcGIS for Server 10.1?

I am using ArcGIS for Server 10.1. I need pass in a lat/long to a webPage as query parameter and print a map with a TiledMapServiceLayer, DynamicMapServiceLayer, and a 1 mile buffer graphic around the ...
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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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How to fix org.mapfish.print.JsonMissingException: attribute [spec.pages[0].mapTitle] missing?

I've installed GeoServer's map printing module. I've tested that it works by following the instructions here. Now, I'm using GeoExt.PrintMapPanel, and my code is as shown below: var mapPanel = new ...
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How to insert images in print composer?

I do not seem to be able to paste an image from mac i photo to QGIS print composer. When i click on add image I get a blank box with no photo. Also when I click to add a label I do not seem to be ...
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10.1 printing outside margin

I have seen on several maps in the case where a polygon overlaps (or maybe underlaps) the data frame, which is distributed to the margins, and text is turned on, that the text can print outside the ...
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How to avoid colliding parallel lines in QGIS Composer

I am preparing a map which is concerned with showing two line features and there relative location to each other. The line features are 20 m apart and at a scale of 1:50 000 or bigger on A3 I want to ...
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Where is Quick Print for QGIS 1.8?

Just installing Qgis 1.8 Lisboa, i can't find "Quick Print" Extension. Any idea where to catch it again ? Thanks Jean
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GeoExt and Mapfish print on other domain: can't get how to proxy

I have OpenLayers ProxyHost configured OpenLayers.ProxyHost= "form/proxy?url="; , the url config of Mapfish Print Provider is configured as http://path/to/mapfish/print, and the doc tells that I ...
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“show only visible features” doesn't seem to work

I'm trying (unsuccesfully) to place the attribute table next to a map containing the same in print composer. Let's say for example my map in the primary window contains 6 districts and my map in the ...
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Is there a way to access ps.map in python?

i am wondering whether its possible using python interface to load layers and edit them in Print/Cartographic Composer without displaying, and finally export to PDF? something that can be done via ...
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Map missing in map composer and when I print map

I am new to QGIS and am probably missing something but when I set up a new composer and add a map to the page nothing appears. I have pressed the render button and the up date with no results. When I ...
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How do I pass a LatLng Bounds from Leaflet to Mapfish Print?

I successfully fired up a MapFish print server on Elastic Beanstalk, and it prints out the sample spec files fine, but I'm trying to pass bounds from my Leaflet frontend now, and encountering a lot of ...
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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 do I batch export maps for sub regions of a dataset with qgis?

I have a national level dataset consisting of polygons, polylines, points and rasters. I would like to export a map for every sub region (border defined by a polygon shapefile). Is there a simple way ...
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MapFish Printing Capabilities: WFS?

we are evaluating whether MapFish Printing module fit our needs or not.. From a 2010 presentation http://2010.foss4g.org/presentations/3234.pdf, it says MapFish printing has following readers: Web ...
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MapFish Print: does it support ArcGIS Server?

we are looking for a map print solution, MapFish printing module quite fits. but as far as the searches I've done, it seems MapFish doesn't support ArcGIS Server. One thing I am not sure about is, ...
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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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Printing to PDF in Arcmap

When clicking Print > Adobe PDF the filesize is nice and small but the legend gets messed up. Does anyone know how to fix this. Note: I am aware of the Export > PDF and of the reduce DPI and ...
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How does “Show only visible features” work in Map Composer?

If I tick show only visible, I get no features. I have created an attribute table in the Map Composer in QGIS trunk QGIS version 1.9.90-Alpha QGIS code revision 4d6cc6d I note recent feature update ...
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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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Duplicate source information from esri.tasks.PrintTask

We are trying out the PrintTask in ArcGIS Server 10.1 pre-release. When an Esri base map is enabled, we are getting source information in two places in the resulting .pdf. I can confirm that this ...
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How do I retain transparency in graphics with exporting on the web?

At 10 and 10.1 you can make use of arcpy.mapping to publish a gp service to do printing with. This is a sample that does this: As you can see, transparency is respected with the arcpy approach. ...
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Can I drop my own templates into the OTB ExportWebMap Tool?

At ArcGIS for Server 10.1, there is a print task installed by default. Looking at the web-help, it states: The PrintingTools service included with ArcGIS for Server references a preconfigured ...
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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 can I use different config.yaml files for application using mapfish print in geoserver?

System: Ubuntu 10.04 server / Tomcat6 / geoserver2.1.2 with integrated GeoWebCache I have various webmapping applications running which utilize the mapfish print module.Some are in tomcat6/webapps ...
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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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How to print tiled mapservices?

I have created a few GeoExt webmapping projects using Ubuntu10.04 / Tomcat6 / Geoserver /Postgis but have no good solution regarding printing the maps. Using GeowebCache I am not able to export to pdf ...
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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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Large format Plotter Purchase [closed]

We are looking to purchase a second large format plotter for plotting land use planning maps and aerial imagery for field use. Specifically an HP DesignJet T790ps. Anyone have an opinion on this ...
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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 ...