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here in my office the solution for press quality maps is to export 300x300px tiff images from print composer. We export only the "core" of the map with the grid and the scale bar. Then in OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) we make the layout and them put the image and print. Very nice results even in A0 maps. Obs: 4gb of RAM helps a lot. Obs2: Since Openoffice ...


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I'm going to answer this but you should really do a quick search first before asking something like this, or at least have a look though the manuals at: http://www.qgis.org/en/documentation/manuals.html If you want a PDF you need to first create a composer window, File->New Print Composer... Once you have a new print composer you can add a map ...


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This was on the list of possible Google Summer of Code projects 2010 (http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Google_Summer_of_Code_2010#SVG.2FPDF_export_improvements) but I don't think anybody got to work on it.


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Most of the GIS packages I have used have excellent mapping tools. I can produce very good maps with QGIS for instance. So that's an option, if you can't run to the cost of ArcGIS. Yes it is a little more fiddly to get the exact result you want but excellent maps are perfectly possible. I am able to produce large maps with QGIS - but you have to ...


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I think there is an ongoing bug with the Windows version of QGIS where it rasterizes the map before creating a PDF, so you'll likely get poor, bloated PDFs. I think it's a Qt issue because I fixed the code a while back and it works on Ubuntu... One process I have used in the past is to install a PostScript printer driver (doesn't matter which, an HP colour ...


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I have had issues with exports running very slowly when I'm using very large dataset, like a PLSS survey grid for an entire state. You might try clipping any extra data out to minimize the amount of geometry that arcmap has to deal with. If you clip any very large or complex layers that you have to be as small as possible it will likely help arcmap ...


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Negative. Adobe Acrobat or Professional is not the program to achieve what you are trying to do. PDF's are meant to be sheets of paper on your screen, that's why they are hard to edit and reproduce. I've done a similar thing with Zoomify, but that doesn't change the layers based on zoom level. Really I think you need a web application to do this. If you ...


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Export Map Document to PDF is now included in the arcpy.mapping sample script tools Source Code is available to Automate/Batch MXD for Export to PDF.


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Bap, right clicking on a QGIS composer map item only locks its position, not the layers displayed within the map item. To lock the layers displayed, you must enable the "Lock layers for map item" check box in the map item properties panel:


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At cost yes, http://mappingcenter.esri.com/index.cfm?fa=ask.answers&q=2237 TerraGo's ArcMap extension lets you both write and read GeoPDF files http://www.terragotech.com/products/terrago-publisher-arcgis


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As Jakub notes Arcmap has had problems with exporting, and printing which is related to exports, since 8.x. It get's better with every release, I've not personally run into them with v10, but I'll wait a year or so before I fully relax about it. I'm not sure of all the details and I may have some of the acronyms wrong, but here's my understanding of the ...


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there are several companies and products you can use: geoPDF is one of them. There are much more detailed answers available at How can I add an interactive map to a PDF?


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I suggest expending effort cutting down the drawing time of the mxd rather than focusing on the python export process. There's some information about that here: Esri KB 34043 - HowTo: Improve printing or exporting performance


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Use the pdf as a device driectly and skip the plot window device. In this way you can also write multiple page pdf's by passing multiple plots to the device. The device is turned off (closed) with dev.off(). # Will write a 10"x10" pdf to disk pdf("MyPlot.pdf", height=10, width=10) plot(runif(100), runif(100)) dev.off()


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Set it as a File type. You can use parameter validation to ensure the file extension is ".pdf" or as @blah238 notes, use the filter option to restrict file type to pdf.


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Similar to MerseyViking's Postscript printer suggestion, you can print to PDF natively on OS X. On Windows use CutePDF. On Linux, try cups-pdf. These solutions may have line weight issues that need tweaking in Inkscape or Illustrator. If you have a print server, you set this up once and share with the whole office.


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Coincidentally, about 4 hours before you posted this question, @EsriFederalGovt posted a link to this webcast announcement: http://content.carahsoft.com/vo/?FileID=a86c5806-f5c1-4fb6-a2c6-0e6118a97aef&m=cb5739226d8ea34d9e5d43301b9c0653&MailID=18712201. Here are some of the enhancements they list for the latest version of GeoPDF: -Produce ...


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I recently did this with an asynch GP service for a WPF xbap client app, but the same approach should work with flex too, assuming flex has something equivalent to Json.NET. The GP service took a single string as an argument, a serialized data transfer object (DTO). I found it easier to change the DTO fields as requirements evolved instead of adding args ...


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If PDF supports Javascript, try OpenLayers, see their examples of customization.


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We use MapLogic Layout Manager, and have for about four or five years. We're able to create some nice map books with this software, and it's much more advanced than the DS Mapbook extension. Since we started using their software we're constantly asked to create new map books for departments. You can find them at MapLogic.


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Tamas Szkerest provides daily GDAL builds for Windows. These might be another option. http://vbkto.dyndns.org/sdk/


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I use Cairo and Pango (both LGPL) together to create PDF maps. It's a low level solution, but Cairo has superb vector drawing and raster handling capabilities, whilst Pango is excellent at typesetting. The overall results are great, but it does require a lot of coding. For instance if I want to create a map using a WMS output I construct a WMS request, ...


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What about using http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/ ? It is lgpl and allows you to simply generate a pdf from a web page template. We use this approach together with django to dynamically generate the html before rendering it to pdf with wkhtml. Regards Tim


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You could try the SimpleSVG plugin (full description) to see if it produces non-lossy SVG output when read into Illustrator. It should be available via the QGIS Plugin Installer. A very expensive, non-FOSS, but superb solution is to use the Illustrator plugin, MAPublisher, and import your GIS data directly. If only QGIS had tight integration with ...


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See if this helps with the Illustrator part of your question: Losing large portions of elevation contours from QGIS to PDF Short answer on QGIS layers to PDF layers support, not yet. My guess would be some form of support might show up by way of the GDAL/OGR providers. While the version 2 GDAL driver and OGR driver have model-tree layer support for writing ...


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The software will be very important to know. Here are two posts that explain how to do something very simular as Actions in QGIS. Hyperlinking in QGIS - Add Data to current window Hyperlinking to PostGIS Layers and Zip files with QGIS Actions


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The way I have done it in ArcMap is the following (note that it may be a little different if you are using an older version, I am using 10.0). In your attribute table add a field with the absolute path to the PDF files (ie: c:\Temp\PDFs\Document1.pdf) With the shapefile you want to use as the linking file allow hyperlinking according to a field Open the ...


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It sounds like you want to use what ESRI call "automating map workflows" - its a new feature in ArcGIS 10 - http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//00qp0000001t000000.htm You may also want to have a look at their Map Books page.


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One important thing to note: GeoPDF is not the same as Geospatial PDF. Geospatial PDF is just an "ordinary" PDF equipped with some geospatial tags that are used to georeference the PDF (those tags are defined as Adobe's proposed geospatial extensions to ISO 32000). I'm not sure if there's an open source solution for applying these tags to PDF. One ...


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I'm using the same versions of the software as you are, installed the same way. I exported a simple map, about 10 sq miles worth of 2012 NAIP orthophoto in Mr Sid format, and a simple square vector layer on top of it. The process took a few minutes, and Composer was reported as Not Responding in Composer's title bar, but eventually the process did finish ...



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