When exporting from composer in QGIS to either an image or PDF the map does not print. I get a white page with only the shapefiles showing up.

This happens when the map is rotated 90 degrees. This only happens with maps from QuickMapServices plugin. If I load a raster image there are no issues.

Wondering if there is a way to get the QuickMapServices maps to show up when rotated 90 degrees?

This is what the map looks like in composer: enter image description here

And this is what I get when I print the map enter image description here

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Let's consider this situation as an example:

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I'm quite sure you tried to set the rotation from the Main properties:

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If I set 90 for the Map rotation field, I'm able to reproduce a situation similar to your issue, obtaining a partial or total blank map (it should depend on the extent of the map):

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Instead, if I leave 0 as value for that field and I set 90 for the Rotation field:

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I obtain this result:

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As you can see, the map was correctly rotated. I voluntarily left a light green space around the map to let you see the difference between the two fields where you specify the rotation:

  • if you set it from the Main properties tab, you don't apply any rotation to the map;
  • if you set it from the Rotation tab, you apply the right rotation (and probably you need to edit the position and size of the map for leaving it with a landscape orientation).

This might help. Its hard to address without much context but maybe the scale dependent visibility was set somewhere along the line.

  • I just checked and nothing was set for the scale dependent visibility
    – user93662
    Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 22:37

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