I am currently working on a landscape inventory in QGIS. I need to create a report based on the data we collected, as a pdf. The usual way in our group would be doing everything by hand. I figured out that using the atlas feature, I can create maps for each object, which I could use in a Word serial print. I can also export the dbf attribute table as a csv, and use it in the same word document as a data source, including paths to both photos of the objects and said maps. Additional information, like areas and lengths, would be a plus in some cases, but I can live without them. (I would probably populate the attribute table with this information for the reports.)
I wonder, however, how professionals would approach this. Any suggestions,as specific as possible? I alsready pondered R and knitr, but I'm not sure if there is an easier way.