In QGIS, how can I output a map

84 in. x 72 in. at 300 dpi 

with QGIS 2.12.3 and Windows 10?

In print composer, I can dimension the canvas and set dpi, but it seems that I cannot add my map at that size (FAR from it!).

Can it be done in print composer? If not in print composer, then how?

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    Welcome to GIS SE, there is an edit button, just for future correction. I recommend to read the tour, I won't take long!
    – wittich
    Mar 8 '16 at 11:36
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    What do you mean "I cannot add my map at that size"? Do you get an error message? Does nothing happen? Can you add it at a small size and then not make it bigger? What precisely goes wrong?
    – Spacedman
    Mar 8 '16 at 16:51
  • Thank you for your responses.My query may have been premature. Just coming to grips with geographical scaling vs illustrator/photoshop resizing -- e.g. scaling before adding map tp composer. Mar 9 '16 at 20:53

The Composer is capable to print a map in that dimensions.

  1. Project -> New Print Composer
  2. Edit on the tab Composition your settings (choose Custom presets)

composer example

I don't really see your problem though.


I am using 32 Bit QGIS version 2.14

I have not been able to duplicate your issue

Opening a new print composer, creating a custom sized page in inches all went without a hitch.Screen 1

I then added my map without a problem

Screen 2

From there, I centered my map:Screen 3

Then I set an appropriate scale for the area of interest.Screen 4

I could have created an atlas, and bound the map to a specific layer, but this answered whether or not I could create a layout of that size in the print composer.

You may have to adjust the composition to print on two pages, unless you have an extremely wide printer!

  • I'm having the same issue I suspect the original question asker was having. I get a message saying there will be a Memory Overflow...
    – jbowkett84
    Oct 5 '16 at 9:49

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