I would like to print a large map of Africa on several A3-pages. I want to hang the map on the wall. So the different pages should overlap a minimum.

The map will be used as a road map, so it should have the highest resolution possible, but consist of 5x7 A3-pages. (A3 is the largest format my printer can handle.) How do I print my map into tiled A3 pages with little overlap?

I am currently using QGIS and OSM-data, but other solutions are more than welcome.

Could anyone point me in the right direction?

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    Welcome to GIS SE. If you take the Tour, you'll see that comments exist for others to request clarifications. If you have anything to add, it should be done by using the edit button beneath the question body. Please edit the question to specify what GIS software and data you are using to make this map series.
    – Vince
    Jan 8, 2017 at 15:35
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    What have you tried, and what part are you stuck on? Are you unable to make QGIS print anything? Or are you unsure how to zoom/pan around to print each area? Or are you wanting some kind of automated way to print your pages? Please edit your question to include more info about what you're trying to do.
    – Midavalo
    Jan 8, 2017 at 17:41
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    I think you are meaning to use the atlas plug-in for multiple page printing. there is a good answer here at gis.stackexchange.com/questions/199369/…
    – TDavis
    Jan 8, 2017 at 19:15


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