Questions tagged [layouts]

Layout refers to the appearance of a map as it is published, including not only the map view itself but any north arrows, legends, scale bars, map titles, neatlines, and so on. Questions should relate specifically to the laying out and formatting of these various map elements on the page, rather than the contents of the map window itself.

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Use ArcPy to add snapping guides to a layout in ArcGIS Pro [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a way, ideally with Python, to add multiple snapping guides to a layout in ArcGIS Pro. Essentially, I want to reproduce something like the steps below: Right click on the ...
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Using Strip Map Index scale in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.4, and I am not using Data Driven Pages. I used the Strip Index tool to separate my big scale map into smaller rectangulars each of 1:5000 scale. I set the fixed scale of 5000 ...
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Locking Graphic Elements in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I'm trying to lock graphic elements (rectangle in my case) to prevent it from being selected and moved when I'm working in layout mode. I looked up ESRI help and got this ...
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Can Extent Indicator symbology by automated with ArcPy?

I have a map series of 30+ data driven pages that I am altering the layout of, trying to do as much of it with ArcPy as possible to save time. I need to change the symbology of the Extent Indicator. ...
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Inconsistent display of HTML table font size in QGIS layouts

I'm using QGIS 3.10.1, and am having trouble with getting HTML tables to render correctly in a layout. I generated the HTML table using the "TABLEIZER!" online tool, and just pasted the results into ...
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Fixing asymmetrical neatline in ArcMap [closed]

I have made a map with neatline but when I print preview it or print to file the gap between neatline and one edge is larger than the other 3 edges. I have had this problem before but I can never ...
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Converting ArcMap layout to QGIS

How can I export the layout view elements of an ArcGIS 10.6 project for use in the QGIS 3.4.2 print layout? Apart from the shapefiles that accompany the project, I would like to be able to make the ...
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ArcGIS - Show Point Marker Symbol based on attribute

I am using ArcGIS 10.4 and I have a point layer of universities. I want to show their logos in map layout. For each record in attribute table I have the link to respective logo of that university. I ...
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Map corners like asterisk symbol in QGIS?

I am trying to make a map like this image in QGIS. I want to add min/max longitude and latitude and star symbol at the corners.
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Is there a dynamic text method in ArcGIS Pro to mandate the display of trailing zeros in map coordinates?

I am interested in showing map center coordinates on a layout in ArcGIS Pro using dynamic text: <dyn type="mapFrame" name="MapName" property="center.y" units="dd" decimalPlaces="4" showDirections =...
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Creating groups in single layer legend

I am finishing a geologic map. I have all geologic polygons in a single layer. I want that the legend shows the geologic polygons separated by age and that each group to have a header stating the age....
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Why is layout disappearing entirely in Layout View of ArcMap?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1. After any redraw/refresh (F5) command, ArcMap will redraw the map in layout view and then instantly disappears again. Nothing can be seen--not the print layout, not ...
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ArcGIS JavaScript 4 Layout

I am getting started with ArcGIS JavaScript 4. I want to create a layout with header menu, left pane and right pane with map. All the ESRI examples seem to refer to JavaScript 3. In the code below ...
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Adding a custom font in QGIS Windows

I have added 'montserrat' into my OSGeo4W64 folder but I'm not sure how/where to add it so I can use it in my project.
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PyQGIS Layout - Change Image Source QGIS 3

Looking for a solution to loop through existing layouts in a QGIS 3.6 document and change a source of an image. The image is the same in each of the layouts. What I have is: from qgis.core import ...
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Updating overview map in Layout View of ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I am currently working on changing the data driven pages for a map that was last updated years ago. The project requires me making new data driven pages covering a wider area. ...
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QGIS 3.4. Saving Layer Status (ON/OFF) for printing different Layouts

if i have a project with a lot layers (20-30) and i want to print different map layouts is there a possibility to save different status of which layer is on or off? So for example: Map Layout 1: ...
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Editing text in data view from layout view

I have text and arrows that I have drawn into my map in data view, using the drawing tool bar. I am often working in a fixed map scale, meaning when in layout view if I see text that needs to be ...
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Finding X/Y position of Layout Element using PyQGIS

Using QGIS 3.10, I am attempting to move a legend in one layout to the same position as a legend in another layout. I just can't figure out how to get the X/Y position of the first legend. project = ...
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PyQGIS Close Layout Window

I have a script that iterates through layer subgroups in QGIS 3.6, opens a layout with the with the same name as the subgroup and exports a PDF. What I am struggling with is to close the active layout ...
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spplot doesn´t work - sppanel error

I have this code (below) for plotting some information in a map, but it doesn't work, in the map appear only the error "sppanel", why I solve that? library(GWmodel) library(RColorBrewer) data(...
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QGIS Print Layout - Rotation of Grid Coordinates to match map rotation

I have a layout in QGIS where 3 map views are rotated to 35 deg. The grids automatically rotate to match the maps rotation, however the labels do not. Does anyone know a way to make the coordinate ...
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Automating report layout with data driven pages [closed]

Pretend that I have a geodatabase or shapefile with many layers of roads, waterways, gas-line network, etc. People come to my office to give me coordinates of their land property and ask if it ...
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PyQgis 3 Script for PDF Exporting not showing map?

Im writing this script for exporting PDFs, I managed to get an output PDF as I wanted but its not showing the Map window. If i get into the Composer, the map is blank but magically refreshes and shows ...
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Possibility of changing the rulers positions in QGIS layout?

Is there any possibility of swapping the rulers in the QGIS-Layout section in a way that my zero point would be located in the bottom left of my screen? Maybe it would feel a bit easier to set my ...
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How to have a fixed filled pattern of dots in a shape and export it as a pdf file in QGIS?

I have a small problem in QGIS layout view that I couldn't find any answers or solutions. I have a polygon shapefile that I used simple fill with dotted fill style as in the screenshot. In map view it ...
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Saving layout template with PyQGIS?

I am searching for a way to save a layout as .qpt file, is that possible with PyQGIS and how?
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Dynamic oriented grid using QGIS 3 layout view (grid borders parallel to paper borders)

I use QGIS 3 to create maps with coordinate grid. Often, when I change the extent of a map, my coordinate grid tilts and becomes not parallel with the paper borders. This looks very awful, and I have ...
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3dm data disappears after rotating layout in QGIS

I ran into a bug (I suppose) recently. After loading a *.3dm format mesh (triangulated irregular network with elevation data), with the Layer --> Add Layer --> Add Mesh Layer command, I put some data ...
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Exporting layout in .pdf A3 size using PyQGIS?

I am using PyQGIS with GGIS 3. I'd like to export my map in a A3 size .pdf (so that my printer prints it directely in A3). How do I do that? I did not find the right settings for exporting the ...
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PYQGIS 3: Change layout scalebar item to a round scale (e.g. 1:5000)

I'm loading a layout template to a .qgs project and would like to set up the scale bar so that it has a round numeric scale (e.g. 1:5'000, or 1:25'000 but not 1:12'500). How do I do that? Here is my ...
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QGIS 3.4 Layout composer tool bars are too small to see

I'm at a loss. I just updated to QGIS 3.4, and it was working fine, but now my Layout window has only tiny tool bars and the move item content tool is non-existent. Can anyone help? The same thing ...
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PYQGIS 3: Save custom layout in .qgs project

I iteratively create .qgs projects, load different layers in them, create a layout and export the maps. The .qgs projects are created but when I open them, my custom layout is not there! Therefore it ...
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PyQgs: how to get a list of all textlabels in my Layout

I have a print layout with a bunch of items, two text labels among them. For the pluging I'm wrting right now I need a list with the two text labels. My initial idea was labels = QgsProject.instance()...
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Display two different maps with different layers in one layout in PyQGIS? Problem with .pdf export

I would like to export a .pdf with 2 maps (with different layers). However, some layers do not appear in the map items! I'd like: In the first map: the shapefile over the raster 1, and these two ...
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Label or font colors on an imagery background examples

I have been in searching of a website that was done by somebody from ESRI that wrote about...if I remember right...it was in either on the ArcGIS Mapping Center or in the ESRI Technical support ...
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Exporting layout file from ArcGIS Pro project to *.pagx file using ArcPy?

I'm trying to implement a tool to import *.pagx files exported from ArcGIS Pro to a project, modify text elements and export the altered layouts back to the *.pagx files. It is pretty easy to export ...
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Placing charts in layout using ArcGIS Pro?

I met a weird problem, I created a bar chart without any problems,but when I layout it,then it can only show 1 item about bar chart like below. Any ideas about what I should do?
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Labeling reference grid at centroid in ArcGIS Pro?

In ArcGIS Pro 2.3, is there a way to label the centre of the new reference grids with the grids name (as in picture below), or if there is no way to directly label, is there any method of turning the ...
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Export high resolution map image in QGIS

I'm trying to save big ortophoto image (34k x 28k px) with overlayed vector contour layer with difference blending mode in order to see contours on every terrain clearly. See an example below: When I ...
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Seeking comprehensive information on how to create beautiful and artistic cartography? [closed]

In many circumstances I experienced how powerful maps can be because a key decision maker just enjoys looking at a beautiful representation of facts instead of reading 10 pages of text. I have a ...
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Heatmap doesn't render the same as map layout

Im trying out a heatmap using QGIS. It looks good on the layout manager but when I export it the hotspots render a lot smaller on the map. I played around with the export settings, layer settings, ...
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Exported layout cuts through axis label

Exporting a map layout (both as pdf and image) results in the uppermost y-axis label being partly cut off. It looks like the upper layout boundary is set by the map rather than the label. Any way to ...
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Remove legend nodes of a categorized layer in a layout legend using PyQgis

I am trying to find a way to remove specific legend nodes in a layout legend for a vector layer styled with categorized symbology using the PyQgis-3 API. For example, in a QGIS project I have one ...
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Using QGIS API to check which layers are being used in layout

I have a QGIS project with multiple layouts (in total about 30) in my layout manager. I used of the "Follow map theme" then "Lock layers" options in the Map item properties to make sure that each ...
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Total loss of information while switching between layout view and data view? Arcgis for desktop 10.5

I managed to replicate my problem doing the following: I have my MXD in layout mode, I open it and everything is fine as long as I stick to that view. When I change to data view and close the map, ...
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QGIS adding additional (excess) map detail

I'm having a problem with QGIS (3.2.3-Bonn) which I hope the collective wisdom here can help with. I'm currently trying to make a base map with GPS data on top. So far so good. I found a decent ...
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Using grid in globe map indicator of ArcGIS Pro?

I'm trying to reproduce a map indicator such as: But in ArcGIS Pro, grids are only available to 2D maps. So far I've got this: Is there a way to add a grid in 3D maps without adding an extra layer (...
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Importing new layout to existing ArcMap file?

I am a new user of ArcMap and started with setting up data and I am now happy with the symbology styling I have set up. My data includes a mix of inhouse geodatabases, WMS feeds and shapefiles I ...
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Removing erroneous symbology bands from export?

Every time I export my mxd to PDF (or jpeg, EMF, ai, gif, etc) or print to PDF, I am getting a band of symbology across the page (orange lines across picture). I found this article on how to fix ...