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Adobe Illustrator has an undocumented ceiling limit on the maximum number of vertices you can have in a single segment of a line/polygon. This limit is 32,000 vertices in one line segment. There are some ways around this limit. Make the polygon a line, the break the line up into smaller lines or use a generalise tool. You can rebuild the polygon in ...
From the info here http://www.gdal.org/frmt_pdf.html it seems the driver is fully implemented, so you should be able to open the PDF with gdal and then call GDALDataset::GetGeotransform to get the cell resolution
This was resolved by using a compression other than JPG compression. No compression at all was by far the best, but resulted in a massive (100+ meg) PDF that was too large to be usable. LZW ("lossless") compression had image quality almost as good, and kept the resulting PDF file size within 20% of what the JPG compression had been accomplishing.
There is an experimental plugin for QGIS called "GeorefExport" that will allow you to export a Geospatial PDF (as well as other formats) maps from QGIS directly. From what I can tell, though, this plugin does not work from a Composer template, just the primary editor map frame.
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