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Portable Document Format (PDF), is a proprietary file format from Adobe that creates lightweight text-based, formatted files for distribution to a variety of operating systems.

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Line thickness for PDF export QGIS

I am trying to export my map project to vector format (i.e. PDF), but somehow cannot get my line thickness right. While a raster export (i.e. PNG) gives me exactly what I have designed, the PDF always ...
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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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How to make a polygon on QGIS based on a PDF image? [closed]

I'm trying to take an image out of a PDF and make a shapefile on QGIS. How can I do that?
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PDF print from Access with picture

I have a problem with PDF print in Access. I have a data base with more than 10 Fields, one of the fields is the address to the picture. Every record have own picture.When I want to print all records ...
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Moving .pdf as a raster freely without referencing in QGIS

If I import a .pdf as a new raster layer, but the referencing is off. Is there a tool in QGIS to grab and hold on to the pdf so i can move it freely to my desired location without having to worry ...
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Invalid MXD while trying to convert MXD to PDF using ArcPy?

I am trying to convert an MXD using a script from this link https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ddd1323ae0d4ebe8f8250992faab0f4 When I run the script I get the following error: Invalid MXD ...
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PDF Export in ArcGIS Pro producing corrupt file?

When exporting an ArcGIS Pro layout containing PNG images (e.g. Logo, Photo or Chart), I cannot open the generated PDF file. Export works fine without the image. It does also not work when using a ...
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Feature Symbol Disappears from Legend when Exporting to PDF in ArcMap 10.5

I'm using one of the built-in symbols for a group of features on my map. When I export the map to PDF, the symbol appears on the map but disappears from the legend. I've already tried every setting ...
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Exporting to PDF using ArcPy of ArcGIS Pro?

I have a weird issue in exporting the layout to PDF My code is really simple and I have tried in ArcGIS Python IDLE but I have came across the problem. My Code and error is : Code: aprx = arcpy.mp....
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Georeferencing non-projected pdf using bounding box in FME?

I have two similar looking and extend map files. Pdf -map (N4443) with vector but not projected and the raster tiff map (N4443) with projection. I need to georeference pdf-vector objects using tiff -...
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Getting bad quality map when exporting as PDF?

When I export a map to PDF the points are blocky and not sharp, as you can see in the picture. When I exported the map the first time it was sharp and stayed sharp when zooming in. First I used the ...
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QGIS Exporting Layout as Blank PDF?

I am trying to export my map layout in QGIS3.4.5 on OSX 10.14. I've made the layout look exactly how I want it to look, but whenever I export to PDF, the PDF file is just a blank white page. The ...
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Export to PDF and Print to PDF not working 10.4.1

Has anyone had issues with shapes not appearing when exported to PDF or Print to PDF? This has been happening a lot lately and I don't understand what the issues is.
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Convert to geospatial PDF issue

I just installed QGIS 3.6 on a new Macbook pro running Mojave, and I'm trying to produce geospatial PDFs of some basic maps of property boundaries overlaid onto aerial imagery base maps to use in ...
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QGIS print composer incomplete PDF export

I'm trying to export a PDF of a map of northern Europe. I load a high detail shp (https://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-physical-vectors/) Zoom to the area I want (British Isles, North Sea, ...
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ArcGIS Pro saving blank or jumbled PDFs

I am working on Chapter two of "The ArcGIS Book" (Harder & Brown) in ArcGIS Pro and am having problems saving my map as a PDF. When I click share -> export and save as a PDF the saved file is ...
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2018 USGS US Topo Render Differently in Browsers

While opening in a browser a 2018 Geospatial PDF from the USGS, I noticed that different PDF browsers open the same file differently. I'm looking for a clue as to why they are different. Compare ...
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When exporting MXD to PDF, map layout moves to left?

When I export an MXD to PDF, the layout has moved to the left. Exporting to JPEG doesn't cause this problem. If, for example, the map in layout view is of quad 2 and quad 3, the pdf will be of quad 1 ...
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Exporting ArcMap file to PDF with all layers?

Below I posted pictures of my arcmap layers and PDF export. My map is measuring sea level rise so all my layers are rasters. How would I export my arcmap with my layers so I can turn it on and off ...
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Iterating folder of shapefiles using ArcPy and exporting mxd to PDF

I'm new to Python and just created a hard coded script for the process I want, and it works. Right now it calls on the one of three shapefile I have in this map document. I want it to do the same ...
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ArcGIS Pro Export Map PDF with extra colored lines

I am exporting map to pdf using ArcGIS Pro at 600 dpi resolution. The exported map is coming with some thin colored lines. I tried to export same map to png it appeared fine. Am i missing something ...
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Keep high resolution on image export?

I'm currently trying to export a PDF from an image service that we have hosted. The imagery looks great within Arcmap, but the exported imagery looks really rough (coarsened). Does anyone know what ...
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Creating PDF mapbook document that will contain map for each county in counties feature class using ArcPy?

Through a plethora of trials and research, I finally was able to get a script to work. My original question encompassed me needing to take an .mxd and create a PDF mapbook document that will contain ...
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Large Export Issues - QGIS 3.2.2

Still pretty new to GIS, but Ive been working on assembling a map with ~20 vector layers over the past couple of weeks. Its finally to a point where Im ready to export. Ive been experimenting with ...
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Using PyPDF2 in PyQGIS 3!

I use PdfFileMerger from PyPDF2 in a plugin that I want to migrate from qgis 2 to 3 but it seems that this lib doesn't exist in qgis 3 (python 3.6). How I can do this?
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When exporting, mask behind text becomes garbled (Data Driven Pages)

I am using Data Driven Pages with different rotations for a project. When I export to PDF or PNG, the mask behind the text moves and rotates. It does not seem to rotate in the direction of the data ...
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Convert high resolution digital PDFs into a shapefile?

I have to convert several of such formats into a shapefile. Is there any open-source software or quicker ways of doing this? One such file - http://ceodelhi.gov.in/ACMAP/5.pdf Another such file is ...
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How to print/export QGIS map composition as PDF with Google baselayer in it without spatial shift?

I encountered a problem in QGIS 2.18.21 with printing or exporting my Map Composition into PDF. The layer composition has: one vector polygon layer (either 4326 or 3857) one baselayer (either Google ...
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Improving ArcMap Batch Production of PDF Maps Performance?

I am producing 1,500 PDF maps and was wondering what changes I can make to either my machine or to ArcMap to help speed things along. Currently, it takes 5:45 - 6 minutes to produce four maps. If I ...
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Exporting 1000s of maps into PDF in single step using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster of a district and shp of roads and town boundaries. I have made the grid index for it and now I want to export 2000 of the grids as a separate PDF map in which each grid is zoomed. ...
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Getting dataframe extent from a polygon and exporting to PDF issue

I created a script to get the extent of a polygon, apply it to the data frame extent, and then export the layout as a PDF. However, I'm not getting any errors but the script is printing out at a ...
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Create PDF from map document (mxd) without Data Driven Pages

I've been trying to export map data (mxd) and combine into a PDF. I'm successful in creating the two PDFs, but can't combine them. How do I correct this error? finalPDFDoc isn't defined I'm very ...
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Plotter printing an Arcmap PDF export of a county, and extra lines appear for local district boundaries only in printed version [duplicate]

(Note, I have solved the problem by printing from Arcmap which does not print the erroneous lines, but here is the questions anyways) I am printing a map of a county with roads(polyline), schools(...
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Exporting point pattern fill as vector data in PDF

In QGIS 3.2, I have a map with parks/other green areas to be displayed as a simple vector point pattern fill. No matter what I do, the pattern fill is always exported to PDF as raster data, which is ...
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TileStache serving vector MBTiles

Is this possible? I have D/L vector .MBtiles files from openmaptiles and want to serve them to leaflet via tilestache. This is all in hopes of saving disk space and bandwidth over server straight up ...
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ArcGIS Export PDF Tiling

I developed an idea around a large print (40x60). That's going to be really expensive to print. I'm looking at reigning it in with tiles on 11x17 or 13x19 paper. I'm going to be sending PDFs to the ...
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Print to PDF in QGIS 3.0 from layout cuts off a strip of the bottom and right hand sides

As per the title. It happens every time I export it through print to pdf. Doesn't matter if I choose "microsoft print to pdf" or "adobe pdf". My map is within the canvas dimensions. When I select ...
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Atlas exporting in pdf/A using QGIS?

Is there a way to print an atlas in a pdf/A file for each page, being pdf/A an international standard? I'm using QGIS 2.18.
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How to export to pdf with foreign languages?

I use data driven pages to export pdf files in Japanese, and in the PDF all I get is squares and some "" characters instead. The Japanese displays perfectly fine in ArcMap But in the PDF it shows ...
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How to create relative hyperlinks in QGIS PDF output

I am attempting to add text labels in the composer that will result in clickable relative hyperlinks in the PDF output. Adding a text label, ticking "Render as HTML" and adding www.google.com results ...
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3d pdf from qgis, version 3.0 and above

Is it possible to create a 3D pdf from qgis 3d mapview (version 3 "Girona" and above)? I have tried with Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended (3D capture) and it does not work. The adobe works fine with ...
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Adding PDF to ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to add a PDF into my ArcGIS. As I understand it is possible to change the PDF to a DWG, but I don't know how to do this. Any ideas?
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Generating OSM map without HTML rendering but PDF rendering with iText?

Is there a way to create an OSM map by a java bean, without displaying it in a web page, but instead stamping it inside a PDF which is generated with iText 5? In my case, I want to generate kind of a ...
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Extract ad-hoc boundaries from pdf

I have a scanned map of the US in pdf that, in addition to state boundaries, has "delivery territories." These territories are exclusive areas within the US where different companies deliver their ...
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Missing Scalebar Units in QGIS3 Atlas PDF

Using QGIS3.0.2 on Windows10 Pro 64-bit, I create a Layout and all appears fine with Atlas Preview with scalebar units displaying above the bar as they should. However when I export the Atlas to PDF ...
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Striping in ArcMap picture symbol PDF export?

I made two PNGs to use as point symbols for state highways. When I export them, the symbols have stripes. I've tried embedding all document fonts and converting marker symbols to polygons with ...
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Create Georeferenced Map in R?

Looking to make geo-reference pdfs (or tiff) of the sort that can be used by the Avenza application in R. Can anyone provide some advice on tools that may be able to convert an R plot into a ...
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Portion of PDF missing in QGIS Export to PDF

I'm trying to produce a custom sized PDF (841 x 3567mm). The preview in QGIS composer looks fine but when the Export to PDF is completed I'm missing the bottom portion of the PDF image. The ...
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How to export a PDF from composer when I use the Google Physical layer as a basemap in QGIS

I am unable to open a new map I've just made in print composer if I use the Google Physical basemap layer. After I export the map I've made and try to open it on my desktop, it reads that the PDF is ...
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Export layout to in memory PDF

I want to make a Data Driven export to PDF of the layout using arcpy, and later add to that PDF extra pages from PDFs from my local computer. My problem is that I don't actually want to make the ...