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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Forcing conic layout format in QGIS

I would like to be able to export a layout in QGIS such that the resulting image is conic in shape, reflecting the CRS used. In other words, something similar to what is show below:
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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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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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Layout Map Never Renders then Hangs if Map is Deleted

I have three layouts that are associated with my *.qgs project file. Each layout includes at least one map and a number of text boxes that serve as captions for the map(s). After a few days of ...
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Cannot change legend shape in print layout of QGIS

I am using QGIS 3.x. I would like to customize the legend in my print layout. Unfortunately I am quite restricted, as I can't change my shape appearance. According to the link below: https://docs.qgis....
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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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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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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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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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Adding attribute table into layout with PyQGIS 3

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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QGIS 3.4 - In Layout View can I use the properties of one item as a variable in an expression for another item?

In my layouts I have a legend and a references text box. I want the references text box to be next to the legend in every layout however the width of the legend changes often. Both items are in the ...
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Print composer layout without opening project in GUI (no iface solution)

I would like to print some composers without open the files that contains them in QGIS. without using templates not using iface using, app = QgsApplication(sys.argv, gui_flag) app.initQgis() ...
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Creating layout in Python for QGIS?

How can I create a layout and import it into .jpg or .png format? This code: from PyQt4.QtCore import * from PyQt4.QtGui import * from qgis.core import * from qgis.gui import * # ...
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How do I keep my callout boxes from looking wrong when the data frame is rotated?

I sometimes like to rotate a data frame in a layout, for example to fit more on the page if my area of interest is rectangular and runs from, say, northeast to southwest. But when I do, something ...
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GeoExt (ExtJs + OpenLayers): bug in IE9 when try to change map_panel from container A to container B

Techonology: GeoExt, which combines ExtJS with OpenLayers I am trying to dynamically change the app layout by changing a map_panel from container A to container B, and vice verse; basically, for each ...
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Set position of attribute table extended to next page

I am creating a script to export an attribute table in pdf format with PyQGIS 3. The number of features is different regarding the farmer. pdf_table = QgsLayoutItemAttributeTable.create(layout) ...
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Loading legend items with hidden label by default in QGIS

Is there a way to set up the loading of the legend items in the layout manager with hidden labels by default? I can't seem to find the settings for that if there are any.
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ArcGIS Pro performance issue when using Text in Layout?

A few weeks ago I began to notice that certain map projects I was working on in ArcGIS Pro were running extremely slow when I tried making adjustments to the map Layout, specifically moving around ...
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Callout text not respecting space(s) between words in ArcGIS Pro Layout

I suspect that I may have inadvertently changed a setting somewhere in ArcGIS Pro 2.6.2 because when I use Callout (Sans Serif) as my Default Text Symbol any space(s) I use between words in the text I ...
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automatically generate layouts based on field values in arcgis pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.5.1. I am creating maps of bird species distributions for 127 species, all over the same geographic area. I have a point feature class where each point is a bird sighting, ...
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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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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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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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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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PyQGIS 3 Script for PDF Exporting not showing map

I'm writing this script for exporting PDFs, I managed to get an output PDF as I wanted but it's not showing the Map window. If I get into the Composer, the map is blank but magically refreshes and ...
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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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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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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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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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How to edit a legend for WMS map in layout

I'm working on a project in QGIS and I'm trying to edit a legend for a WMS map in a layout (see pic below). From what I read the legends for WMS maps are provided as images and therefore they cannot ...
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Different angle of the same Data set in different map layouts

I am trying to create a new layout - to get the bigger area of the map. I used the same data: raster, vector. Even if north arrow showing on the north in both cases: there is a difference: The ...
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Not snapping to Guides in ArcGIS Pro?

I have a layout created with (layout)snapping on and set to snap to guides only. I have a series of rectangles for my title block. Depending on the information within the rectangles, I may need to ...
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Conflicting scale in layouts between AutoCAD and QGIS?

I have a recurrent problem. Whenever I import data from AutoCAD (through dxf, properly referenced) into QGIS and then compose a layout at the same scale as the layout I had in AutoCAD, they appear to ...
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Snapping Elements in Layout to Neatlines using ArcGIS Desktop?

I was wondering if there is a way to snap the center of an element to a neatline using ArcGIS 10? For example I have a neatline running down the center of the map in layout view and I want the ...
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Adding Map templates to Layout View in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have installed ArcGIS 10.3 (on Windows 7 Pro) for desktop and it works very well. There is only e little problems: when I go to "layout view" and open "select template", the windows that appears don'...
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Map exporting incorrectly (all formats)

When exporting my map the export process seems to fattens up all my shapes resulting in the exported map displaying incorrectly - regardless of format, even tried various output dpi. This is what it ...
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Problem when exporting map from printlayout - openlayerplugin disappears

I'm having problems with exporting map from printlayout to PDF or JPG. The Bing map I'm using is disappearing. Can anyone help?
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qgis python + layout/template + exporting in .png + filtering layers

I need to do a lot of pictures at different points from vector layer on each. And the picture (.jpg / .png) must be signed and so on - then the layout is best suited. Now I do a picture on a map ...
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ArcMap Layout Templates

I am designing a number of maps for a report and I was wondering is there a location where I can download different layout templates as the default ones in arcmap don't suit what I'm looking for?
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Using color matching on two geotiff rasters datasets and exporting geotiffs

I have one geotiff (tiff + tfw file) that serves as a basemap for a global zone. Then, I have several geotiffs, one for each zone of this big orthophotograph (50 zones in total). I would like to ...
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Automated Shapefile/Feature Class source credit from metadata in ArcGIS layout

In ArcGIS (10.1), is there a way to automatically place the attribution (= source credits) of my data onto the map layout? The source credits are stored within the metadata (Item Description) and the ...
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Is it possible to rotate the entire layout view, not just the data frame?

I have a project that requires the use of a CAD-like map template that is Landscape orientation, but with the title block along the right edge, with all the text in it rotated 90 degrees. Something ...
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Placing multiple data frames in a single map layout in ArcGIS Pro

I am trying to prepare a layout for my study area by method showing country to state to city in ArcGIS Pro, but all the data frames are showing the same area and when I try to change the data, the ...
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ArcGIS Pro dynamic text from attribute table in layout. Get first value

I have feature class with many objects in extent and I need to add dynamic text to layout with only one value from Text field. All object in current extent has same field value. Has anyone figure out ...
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How do you create a dynamic legend in ArcGIS 10x that summiaries the areas of a polygon based on a layout?

Hi I have a land use polygon layer with around 700 maps to produce. Am trying to create a dynamic legend that summarises the areas M2 based on the layout extent. The layout extents and maps are ...
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Scale Bar not appearing in meter-based CRS using QGIS

Students in my GIS class using QGIS 3.1 are having a problem that I can explain theoretically but not practically. Some students cannot get scale bars to appear in the map composer, even when bar ...
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Map not showing on layout using PyQGIS

I am using QGIS 3.16.3. I wrote this script to loop through zipcodes and layers to create a layer and export as an image. However, I can't get it to add the map layer. import time from qgis.PyQt ...
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Shapefile disappearing in exported map image from ArcGIS Pro

I'm exporting a map image from ArcGIS Pro, which is made of three overlayed shapefiles. Everything looks dandy in the layout, but after exporting, one of the shapefiles is not on the map. The legend ...
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Exporting Data Frame Extent to PNG

I've been trying to export my layer extent as a PNG file on ArcGIS. I have already set my data frame extent to the same size as my layer. I want to export this layer image as a PNG, but my page layout ...