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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Trying to print on custom paper with custom page layout in ArcMap

In ArcMap, I am trying to print a page layout on a paper with odd dimensions using a plotter printer. The page layout is 28 x 32, and the paper is 30 x 36. I know I can set custom layout dimensions in ...
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Multiple layouts with different settings per category QGIS

I have a shapefile with polygons and with two different columns. One column contains the type the other column contains a date. I can change the symbology of the shapefile per category so that all the ...
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Adding decimal degree reference grid in ArcMap

How do I add a decimal degree reference grid to ArcMap that is multiples of 2? See attached photos for what I have vs. what I would like. I have tried changing the interval under data frame properties ...
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Getting Export Failed error in Export Layout tool of ArcGIS Pro

I get the "Export Failed" error message when I run the Export Layout tool of ArcGIS Pro. It happens then I try exporting a JPEG, or a .pdf. When I have layers visible or none visible. In the ...
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Wildcard in if and elif statement [closed]

I am using Python to update layer names and symbology on a map layout. Some layer names may be different so I was attempting to use a wildcard, but am not having luck. I am not receiving an error, but ...
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Exporting PDF with more image compression options

I am trying to reduce the size of a PDF - but there is only two options, Lossy (JPEG) or Lossless: However in other PDF printing software there are more algorithms to reduce the file size, below is ...
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Labelling minor and major streets for entire city on layout using ArcMap

I've been trying to create an ArcMap layout which shows intersections in a given city alongside the names of minor and major streets. Currently, I have the intersections properly placed and I have a ...
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Export several layouts as an atlas

I have a series of layouts, all of them from the same area of study but each one representing different attributes. My question is if I could create a way to export the series of layouts (each ...
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Dynamic height value from a layoutItem using a PyQGIS function in QGIS

I'm trying to make a function that allows me to get the dynamic height of a LayoutItem in the print composer. I'm working in QGIS 3.16. The following code works well to get an item height, when I run ...
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Automatic update a map in a QGIS layout template to current extent from QGIS canvas

I'm wondering if there is a way - or a workaround - where a map element in a layout template can be defined to automatically update to current extent when a layout template is used to create a layout. ...
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Cropping area from project to layout in QGIS

Using QGIS, I need to "crop" some area from the map to layout and export it to pdf like in the picture below. Can anyone help ?
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Label Street Names on Layout at City Level

Just wanted to rephrase my question. What I'd like is to have all labels for cross-streets that meet at an intersection in a city visible when I export a layout from ArcMap. Really all I need is the ...
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Removing Gray lines that show up in layout editor

I have been trying to find a way to remove the gray lines appearing when I try to transfer a map from the QGIS project screen into the layout editor. These lines do not appear in the aerial imagery, ...
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Legend columns in ArcGIS Pro are too far apart despite zero pt column spacing

I split the legend into two columns but the columns have a huge gap which cannot be decreased. Similar thread here but the legend in the pictures show a proper column spacing Making legend items start ...
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How to write/represent dynamic text in ArcMap for subtitle [duplicate]

I am not really pro in ArcMap designing but I am preparing some layouts (different paper sizes and formats)in ArcMap 10.8 to be published in WebGIS for the printer widget application under WebGIS. In ...
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Getting access to item properties of an overview from Layout Designer using QGIS

I try to establish an automated process for atlas printing. However, I am not able to get access to the drawing properties of the overview map of my layout. I want to have set the frame style of the ...
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Creating circle legend around map using ArcMap

I saw following picture in an article. I want to create a map like this for my datasets with that circle legend around it. How can I create that circle legend around that map visualizing 30 polygons ...
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Dynamic text for subtitle for Layout in ArcMap

I am preparing some layouts (different paper sizes and formats) in ArcMap 10.8 to be published in WebGIS for the printer widget application under WebGIS. In one part I have to add the title and ...
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Mirroring a map item in QGIS Print Layouts

Is it possible to mirror a Map Item in a Print Layout and if so, how? By mirroring I do not mean a 180° rotation but an actual mirroring e.g. along the horizontal or vertical axis so e. g. east and ...
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How to get a QGIS layout item's position in an expression

I have a Marker item that I placed somewhere in a Print Layout. It has the id 'marker'. How can I query its position in page coordinates in an expression? Using item_variables('marker') I only get its ...
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Automating QGIS layout export by looping on project layers

I've a QGIS project with several vector layers that I need to be represented in a layout I've prepared one by one. I can manually make visible and select one layer at a time, so that the layout after ...
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The scale is not true

I have an issue with the scale in QGIS. It does not show the true scale. The area is zoomed out more than in the ArcMap, where the scale is correct. Both of the pictures are on A3 with a scale 1:5000 (...
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QGIS Report builder: Are there atlas-like syntaxes (like "@atlas_pagename" etc)?

I'm just starting to use the Report-Feature in QGIS 3.20, with which I want to combine both single maps and altas-like mapsets in one step. In the Atlas-Layout-Feature, I am able to use functions like ...
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Size of the layout depending of the number of features

I have a point layer named 'observation', with different attributes and one called "Année". My project also have a variable called @Année. In the layout, I have a A0 page (1189x841), but I ...
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ExportToPDF hangs in ArcGIS Pro

Several tools used throughout my organization use ArcPy's ExportToPDF method. A couple of weeks ago, when we upgraded from 2.7.x to 2.8.0, these tools stopped working (for myself and other users). ...
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QGIS Atlas preview OK, but export as images results in blank tiles

I have a QGIS project with two ArcGIS Image Server layers that contain orthophotos (from 2018 and 2021 respectively). The project has a print layout that is controlled by an Atlas. When I turn on the ...
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Using arcpy.mp to export layout to PDF seems to get stuck [duplicate]

I am preparing for upcoming redistricting and need to make about 200ish maps, one for each new district. Obviously, this is something I would like to automate. I have a working script that achieves ...
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PyQGIS - Changing scalebar width from an existing layout

I have a project on QGIS 3.16 with several layouts. I would like to change the scalebar width according to the value of a Python variable, either a fixed sized of 1000 or 500 units (for instance). ...
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QGIS PDF export SVG display issues within container

I'm working on an automated PDF export from a QGIS layout. The export is scripted and works as expected on my development machine. However, in order to integrate with a CI pipeline I need the process ...
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QGIS Layout reference of object outside of layout

Is it possible to have a layout of given extent with layers shown (points of interest for example) and then have an automatic arrow (for example) at the border of layout map pointed to the direction ...
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Modifying text box in layout view through ArcPy with ArcMap

I have the following textbox in a layout view: Is it possible to modify the text through ArcPy? I made that box as text, and it has no function added to it: I just want to change the date so that ...
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Python code not reliable in layout with atlas

I use QGIS 3.20. I created a Python function the changes the extents of a map in a layout. The main map in the layout is linked to an atlas. I run the function in a Text item (because I do not know ...
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Display coordinates of centroid of map in box using QGIS

I am customising a layout map to print it in PDF with QGIS. I have a Box where i would like to automatically display the coordinates of the center of the map if possible. How can I do it? I am ...
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Exporting Big Layout to PDF Crashes QGIS

I'm trying to export a large orthomosaic layout to PDF. Double-sized A0 (or 2A0) works and prints beautifully. Now need to print it larger (i.e. 2.6m x 2.3m for a wall), but need it as a PDF to do ...
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AutoCAD DWG header to QGIS Layout

We would like to implement a header into QGIS layouts. Problem is that the header we received is currently drawn/prepared in .dwg format. Is there any quick solution to avoid redrawing of received (....
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Labeling contour lines in ArcGIS Pro when contour lines are raster data

I am running ArcGIS Pro 2.8 on Windows 10. I have a DEM from which I am generating contour lines. In the map layout, I would like to have every 5th line labeled with the elevation value. When I use ...
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Adding a Frame around my map extent in PyQGIS

I am trying to add a Frame around a map extent in PyQGIS and cannot find anything where someone has done this.
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Map Series with Page Queries in ArcGIS Pro

At work, I create hundreds of maps for mailings that go out to landowners. My layouts are pretty simple and typically only have a map frame, legend, north arrow, scale bar, and a text box with the ...
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ArcMap freezes when drawing layout at smaller scale (with ArcGIS online imagery)

In layout view, when I change to a smaller scale (i.e., from 1"=80' to 1"=60'), the imagery basemap from ArcGIS online draws (seems to be complete) but no other layers draw. ArcMap, at that ...
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Grid coordinate issues in print layout

I cannot get the grid coordinates to show anywhere near the correct values. Have played around with CRS's and had no luck.
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Exporting selected layouts in ArcGIS Pro

I would like to export selected layouts from an ArcGIS project. The error I keep receiving is AttributeError: ValueObject: Get attribute exportToPDF does not exist Is there something different about ...
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Creating Dropdown list in QGIS Print Composer

I´m trying to find a way to create a dropdown list in the QGIS Print composer. I know that there´s a way to do it in the attributes tables but what I´m looking for is to have the same result in the ...
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Coordinates outside the map frame in Layout doesn`t show - am I missing something or it`s a bug?

Trying to get coordinate grid around my map in Layout. Like this: , grid across map is not necessary, only the marks along edge. All the settings seem to be correct according to suggestions online, ...
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Creating maps that look the same but display different data

I want to make several maps of the same area displaying different data (e.g. population, GDP, currency...) on QGIS. I want everything to be the same way in the maps (area displayed, scale, position of ...
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ArcMap 10.7.1 Error: Please enter a number between X and X

I use ArcMap 10.7.1 I get repeatedly a "stupid" but very annoying error message: "Please enter a number between X and X". Numbers which are requested to type in vary from 0 to 100, ...
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Making topographic basemap visible in layout using ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.8. I have a basemap and river labels are not visible in the layout. How do I make them visible?
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Can't create a new print layout from project

When I save my project and go to New Print Layout and then give it a name, it gives me a blank Print Layout. I go to select my file in the Layouts and it's still empty. It was working fine an hour ago....
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Grid Lines skewed in layout map using ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro I am making maps in the UK and am using British National Grid. In my layout view for the maps I have the grid lines turned on, however these grid lines are slightly skewed and do not run ...
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Layout Automate map scale

the following code automates the project CRS for display as text in my maps. [% @project_crs %] Can anyone provide me with something which will automate the scale of the map?

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