I'm exporting a map to PDF in the print composer. See the map in the print composer

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As you can see, the top map is different from the bottom; the top has 10 tracts shaded in, the bottom has 6.

Now see how it is when I export it to PDF

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Both the top and the bottom have the same tracts filled in!

Is it an export problem? Is it a layer problem? Is it another problem?

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  • How have you made your map? It looks like you're modifying the style between adding these two composer maps, so one is showing a cached older version. If you press the refresh button on the composer toolbar then both maps will likely show the same contents as you see when you export them... – ndawson May 31 '15 at 8:16

I think I know this one!

I believe this is a layer problem. Select your map element and under the "Item properties" tab there should be a box for "lock layers for map item" - check this box. This will keep the layer within the map element from changing as you select other layers in your layout.

Does that help?

  • Same result...locked it in item properties – user3097236 May 29 '15 at 22:54

I think it had to do with how the second page was added. I've explored a bit and am now able to fit both maps on the same page which is how I wanted it anyway.

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