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I've been trying to export a few map layers using QGIS print composer. First, I loaded the layers and opened the composer using Project -> New Print Composer:

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Gave it a proper name: enter image description here

Added a new map: enter image description here

Exported as image: enter image description here

However, the outcome is shifted a few dozens of kilometers westwards: enter image description here

This specific west shift is inconsistent; sometimes I experience a smaller shift or a shift in another direction. Moreover, the scale often changes too - which makes map exporting impossble.

I'm using the newest QGIS version: enter image description here

Any idea how to export the image properly? I'm currently using screenshots, which are a poor solution.

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  • Is your project using 'on the fly' projection? And have you set the view projection to be something other than the Google false mercator (EPSG: 3857)? – Simbamangu Dec 24 '13 at 3:33
  • hi.for some project i use the ITM (Israel Transverse Mercator) and get the same result. – Nitzan Matan Dec 24 '13 at 10:21
  • Try setting the projection to 3857 before you export and see if you get the same problem. – Simbamangu Dec 24 '13 at 14:53
  • sory 3857? i don't now whoet it is – Nitzan Matan Dec 25 '13 at 13:57

I had similar problems using the 64-bit Qgis; I have NOT had this problem using the 32-bit version of qgis. My workaround was to switch to the 32 bit version.

  • thnks. cun i swich withe wundowes 8 withe system tip 64-bit to qgis 32-bit version? – Nitzan Matan Dec 26 '13 at 8:36

Here's the bug report for this issue: https://hub.qgis.org/issues/5827#change-55576

These problems have been around forever, see Why do OpenLayers plugin layers appear shifted in QGIS print composer?

It's known. The only thing that seems missing are resources to actually fix it.

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