I need to generate an atlas for each feature from a layer for reporting. There will be created a few maps. The centre of each map must be focused on each feature. In this task I use a predefined QPT template. In QGIS Composer Manager everything works perfectly. Then I save the QPT file as a template and I try to automate the process with a plugin using this function. It's based on this thread: Programmatically load composer from template and generate atlas using pyQgis

    # Add all layers in map canvas to render
    myMapRenderer = self.iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer()

    # Load template from file
    myComposition = QgsComposition(myMapRenderer)
    template = 'atlas16.qpt'

    myFile = 'C://Users//maria//.qgis2//composer_templates//atlas16.qpt'
    myTemplateFile = file(myFile, 'rt')
    myTemplateContent = myTemplateFile.read()

    myDocument = QDomDocument()

    # Get map composition and define scale
    myAtlasMap = myComposition.getComposerMapById(0)

    # Setup Atlas
    myAtlas = QgsAtlasComposition(myComposition)

        # Generate atlas
    for i in range(0, myAtlas.numFeatures()):
        myAtlas.prepareForFeature( i )
        jobs = "D://Krzysztof//Skrypty//Archiwum//"
        output_jpeg = jobs + str(i)+ "_BMS_plan.jpg"
        myImage = myComposition.printPageAsRaster(0)

    if os.path.isfile(output_jpeg) is False:
        QMessageBox.warning(self.iface.mainWindow(), "Uh Oh!", "Something went wrong, no image exported!")

In the result I get some reports, but they look same - so the focusing on points isn't performed.

I suspected that I might be caused by the extent which is present in the QPT file. Then I changed my function, so that the extent will be adjusted for each feature. However, at the end I got only empty reports. The template content is as follows:

Does anyone know what might be wrong? Could you give any hints how a QPT template should be adjusted?

1 Answer 1


You need to set your map to use the atlas feature's extent, using QgsComposerMap.setAtlasScalingMode, eg

myAtlasMap.setAtlasScalingMode( QgsComposerMap.Auto )

Place this line after you've setup your atlas, but before the beginRender call.


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