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I want to print a large area map in QGIS with 1:50000 scale but I need to fit it in 30 inches paper. How can i zoom out the map and retain its 1:50000 scale so that it will fit in my paper?

1) This is scaled in 1:50000

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2) and this is zoomed out in 75% but the scale is still 1:50000

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  • It is not possible. I think you don't understand a map scale. Your topo map made in 1:50000 scale. You have to enlarge output map to fit the basic map. If you look at two images you will see that your maps have different sizes. – nagib Oct 14 '19 at 5:40
  • Thanks for your comment, the idea is i just want to print 1:50000 map but compress in 75% zoomed out so that i can print larger area but i will retain the features of 1:50 000. – GridZone Oct 15 '19 at 1:17
  • So you want to keep the same map extent while covering a larger print area? – csk Oct 15 '19 at 15:54
  • Yes i want to spare and maximize the paper size with thesame map scale. – GridZone Oct 15 '19 at 22:45
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If you change the "zoom" of a map, you basically change the scale. I explain :

You don't have the same scale in yours differents maps, because for the same distance in the pictures you represent diferrents distances in the reality.

So I understood that you ask for seems impossible.

You have 2 options :

  1. change the format of your prints
  2. change the format of your scale
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