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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Layout changes when exporting in QGIS

When I export to PDF or SVG, the layout changes and doesn't look the same as in QGIS. How do I get it right when exporting? How it looks in qgis and how it should be: When exporting to PDF: And ...
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QGIS 3.4.9 - Crash when exporting PDF [closed]

I've designed a layout for automating cartography generation using the Atlas tool. When I try to export in PDF format (either a single Atlas item or the whole Atlas) the software crashes (crash report ...
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Rotate a table but not the text in a QGIS Layout

I'm working in a QGIS Layout and I have an special requirement: I have to rotate a table but I need that the text remains horizontal. When I check the rotation settings, the "Expression" option just ...
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Need to Set the Map in Layout to fit completely to a layer in QGIS

So, I know that there is the "Set to map canvas extend" but it just doesn't do the job for me. I used ArcGIS more than QGIS so I am having issues accomodating to the map layout options in QGIS. I want ...
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GeoServer WMS Layout File not Found

I have a map containing two layers and I need to configure a decoration layout to include a scale line and the legend for one of the layers. However, it seems that GeoServer can't find my layout file....
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Data defined group position in QGIS layout

Is it possible to data-define the position of a group as a whole in the QGIS layout? When I go under item properties this is blank. Since I have over 60 layouts in my atlas I would really like to ...
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QGIS Atlas legend contents

It seems to me that the legend and scalebar in QGIS Atlas cannot change per feature. Is there a way to have a separate, manually tweaked scalebar and legend for each page in my Atlas? How do I do this ...
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Setting layout extents using expressions in qgis layout editor

Is there a way to set my extents using a specific feature's bounds in my qgis layout? I thought of using expressions in the "Extents" box, but i am not sure whether it is possible to refer to a ...
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Displaying dart (leader) on Callout text symbol inserted into ArcGIS Pro Layout

This procedure can be followed to see where I am stuck when trying to use the Callout (San Serif) text symbol of ArcGIS Pro: Start ArcGIS Pro 2.5.0 and create a new Project using any Template (I used ...
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Including print size of my layout in label in QGIS?

I want to include the print size of my layout (e.g. "A3") as part of a label on the map, how can I write an expression to capture this information automatically? I am using QGIS 3.12.
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QGIS- Problem with saving from Layout Manger - Map area is blacked out when saved

I have been composing a number of layout from a project in QGIS. These have all exported with no issue. But today I have encountered a problem when exporting as an image, pdf and SVG that I can not ...
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Moving map extent by x millimeters to left or right in QGIS Print Composer

I have a layout with a map item and want to move the map itself (the extent, not the item) 5mm to the right. I am using a coverage layer with atlas. The atlas margin does not help since it's % and ...
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QGIS layout template with embedded pictures

I have designed different layout templates with a couple of logos (pictures) in QGis 3.12.0, in order to share these with some project partners. The maps can be loaded via PostgreSQL database ...
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Want to use 1 size of base map print layout

I have a project with multiple layers that show different geographical data. I want to use one size for the base map and then display the multiple different data sources on top of that base map in a ...
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Creating an HTML-style label item in the layout that links to an anchor in the page

Initial research tells me this might not be possible, but let's try it anyway. In a Layout, I'd like to have an HTML-rendered label near the top of page 1 like: <a href="#table">Jump to table&...
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Font size in HTML in QGIS' print composer only starts to change at 6

<font size ="10">font size 10</font></br> <font size ="9">font size 9</font></br> <font size ="8">font size 8</font></br> <font size ="7">...
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QGIS: Legend Symbol not showing

I am putting a legend from my layout from a points layer with graduated and rule-based setting. I have a problem rendering the symbols from the layout. What could possibly go wrong? QGIS version: 3.4....
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Creating dynamic inset map for Data Driven Pages using ArcMap

Included below are two screenshots. The one at the bottom is an example of an old inset map previously created which shows the extent of each data driven page. The image above that is a ...
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Creating multiple maps in a QGIS print composer

I'm relatively new to QGIS - I'm switching from MapInfo. I'd like to have two separate maps in my print composer in QGIS. One the main frame linked to my canvas window and the other a raster image ...
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Categorized symbology with transparency including raster basemap?

I'd like to include the background map in legend symbols, rendered under transparent fill. For matters of better representation and easier orientation, it would be helpful if the symbols in the ...
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My map digitization is offset to the original georeferenced raster

So I after I was done digitizing on a georeferenced raster map saved my work and then got back to it after while, found out it's offset to the original raster. Note that I tried to rotate my work ...
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Excess decimal points showing on QGIS layout grid

I am using QGIS 3.8.1. The intervals of my grid are 1.2cm and the labels are set at a 0.6cm offset so they are placed in the middle. I used the draw coordinates custom option to enter my own ...
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Saved layout not showing in new Map of ArcGIS Pro

I am new to ArcGIS Pro and I am trying to use the same layout I used in Map 1 as in the figure below. Now, I created another map (Map2), and I want to use the layout I saved ( I followed this link ...
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QGIS 3 - Consistent symbol size in layout?

When I'm using the layout tool in QGIS, I would like to be able to preview exactly what the symbols would look like before exporting my map. Currently, symbol sizes are dependent on my zoom scale (i.e....
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Layout view graph display not filling frame in ArcMap

I'm using ArcMap 10.6.1 and when I create a graph and add it to Layout view it doesn't fill the frame, but only a portion of it. The rest of the graph frame is black, as in the screenshot below. Is ...
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Creating a map book with maps and layouts of different sizes in one mxd

I'm looking for a way to create a map book containing maps of different sizes using Data Driven Pages. Differently sized index features (1, 2, 3 and 4 in the sketch) should run along a line (in this ...
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Export map differs from layout

I can't get my exported map to show my raster layers as they appear in the layout. Specifically, my layout includes four data frames, each with its own raster showing areas stippled with colored ...
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QGIS - Creating a batch of drawings by automatically swapping layers

I have a project where I need to create several drawings showing model results in QGIS. I have 60 drawings to create where everything is the same apart from the model results themselves and also the ...
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Graticule will not display in layout view

Problem: I am trying to create a graticule for a map in ArcMap 10.7.1. When I create the graticule and hit "apply", the graticule does not display in layout view or when I export the map. Steps to ...
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Setting a theme in the QGIS Print Composer via python?

I'm using python to command the print composer and export images/pdf (https://opensourceoptions.com/blog/pyqgis-create-and-print-a-map-layout-with-python/) I'm looping through layers by name to ...
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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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