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I am used to working with ArcMap but have been playing around with QGIS. When I export a PDF map with ArcMap, the PDF is spatially referenced. This is a handy tool, I can put the PDF map on my iPhone and it tracks my location on the map (even when I'm out in the woods away from cell coverage). It's very handy for forestry work.

Are the PDF maps exported with QGIS also spatially referenced? Is there a plugin that allows for this feature?

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    Wow. What app can do that? Android have an equivalent? The GIS software I use, including ArcMap, can't use pdfs in that way as far as I know. – johns Jul 24 '13 at 17:22
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    @johns: TerraGo for instance. Have a look at the wiki page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – Curlew Jul 24 '13 at 17:40
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    I use the app "Avenza PDF maps". It's available for both iphone and android. Just make sure your phone has actual GPS and doesn't just rely on phone signal. – user20413 Jul 30 '13 at 20:34
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You do not need a plugin. QGIS uses GDAL/OGR and if your version of QGIS uses a GDAL/OGR version that can read and write geospatial PDF (Geospatial PDF)

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no problem.

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