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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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 ...
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Where is Composition ‣ Paper and Quality panel of QGIS? [duplicate]

A right-click on panel doesn't bring this up and not listed in View/Toolbars or View/Panels ... have a very specific page size so really need to change from default A4.
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How do I open / move the focus to a layout in ArcGIS Pro using Python?

I have an ArcGIS Pro project which contains multiple layouts. I've got a Python toolbox with a script which, among other things, chooses which of the layouts is appropriate for a specific map. At ...
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Snapping to added guides in QGIS Layout does not actually align objects

I added some horizontal guides to QGIS layout with the idea of aligning my main map frame to the legend. I also activated the "Snap to Guides" option under View>Snap to Guides. When I snap the map ...
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QGIS layout size

I am working on a layout which is to be printed on A0 paper size on QGIS. However I cannot find the A0 paper size choice under Layout>Page Setup. Does anyone know why the A0 option is not there? A0 ...
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Showing feature count for layout extent on legend using QGIS?

I'm using QGIS 3.6.1 on Win10. I have a print layout with a map of an area within my total work data set. I add an item to the print layout legend with the summation button on for "Show feature ...
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Set page origin in QGIS Print Composer OR ArcMap Layout [closed]

Working on QGIS 3.6.1 I am reproducing an ArcMap Layout in Print Composer. This is basically pretty straightforward, but I need to recalculate the y-position of each map element, because in QGIS Print ...
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ArcGIS Pro Key Numbering in Legend?

I'm creating a map layout. One of the layers is a point layer of villages, and because of the scale of the map and the clustering of the villages, I think the easiest way to provide the name of the ...
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ArcMap layout display issues

I'm struggling to get the layout to display normally. In the past, the layout has displayed the paper with an adjustable data frame which I can resize freely. Currently, when I switch to layout, the ...
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Re-docking/pining panel in layout window in QGIS?

Using QGIS v3.4.4 and accidentally closed the "Item Properties" and "Items" panels in the layout window. Cannot now get them to re-dock/pin back into place. They will only float. Have googled ...
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QGis 3.4.4 Create Atlas - one geometry per page

I have a shapefile with 50 Polygons. I want to create one PDF file in which I see only one polygon per page. I think I have to use the Atlas function. But I don't know how to Setup the filter.
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Using arcpy.mp to edit TEXT_ELEMENTS with no success

I'm attempting to take a user input in a script tool to modify the text within text elements on a layout. The following is the code I am using: aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(r"S:/Initiatives/Mailings/...
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Create a Dynamic Table in your Map Layout

I am trying to create a graphic table in the layout below are ESRI instruction but I don't have an option to insert the Graphic Table Element (see attached photo You can only add this table in layout ...
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How do I make a map's background transparent in a layout?

I am trying to add an overview map to my layout. The main map is projected while the overview map is a 'globe' (image below). I want to make the white part of the overview map transparent. I have ...
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How to return Print Layout to its default state

When I first open Print Layout it has a set of panels on the right hand side - "Item Properties", "Atlas Generation", "Composition". For better or worse, these are easily configurable, so you can ...
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How to add attribute table into layout pyqgis 3.X

According to the latest official QGIS 3.X API reference there is a class that should insert attribute table of a layer. I tried to do it, but got an error. Here is a piece of code I used: from PyQt5....
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Adding table to layout using PyQGIS [closed]

I need to create a table based on a Python list and paste it in layout view in QGIS. I also found a QgsLayoutTable class in PyQGIS but there's no example of creating a simple table. Does anyone know ...
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Changing legend labels in ArcGIS Desktop?

I don't know how to change legend labels using attribute table. I want to use values from "litologia" field instead of "kod". Is this even possible or do i have to switch value field in symbology ...
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Layout not exporting

I am using QGIS 3.4 (Madeira).When attemptng to export my layout as jpeg or pdf, I get the message that the layout has been successfully exported, along with the path, but nothing shows up in the ...
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Exporting image from QGIS precisely on layer extent?

I have a map of the word, the bottom layer is a world raster layer from Natural Earth and on top of it several vector layer. Using QGIS 3.4.4, I need to export image without a background, it needs to ...
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Exporting by attributes to PDF

I need to write a model in ArcMap that is similar to "Split by attributes", but, instead of creating the feature classes, it zooms the layout by unique attribute and export it to PDF. Any ideas about ...
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Bounding box for printing map for publication from ArcMap?

I have created a vector map in ArcMap 10.6 and this will be printed by a publisher we are working with. I have been given dimensions (610 x 812 mm) for a bounding box which will be the visible part ...
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Citing data on map layout?

I am working on a thematic site map for a scientific study. In addition to my own data that will be displayed on the map, I have included reference data from U.S. federal agencies (e.g. National ...