Questions tagged [pdf]

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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How to handle large tables in QGIS using python?

I'm currently writing a plugin that calculates values based on a QgsVectorLayer's attributes. To display and print the values I'm using a QgsComposerTextTableV2. I have several problems with my ...
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How do I use a field attribute in the file name of a PDF export?

I've made a script that iterates through a set of data driven pages. Right now I have it that just the ID number of the data driven page is used in the file name to distinguish between each export. ...
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Pure virtual function error on ArcPy

I am running a script to export a series of mxds to pdf via ArcPy in an ArcToolbox tool (code below). I already reduced it to the minimum of code necessary but still, NON REPRODUCIBLE, I get a ...
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Exporting graduated symbology to pdf [closed]

I'm creating a mapbook(PDF) of all California's counties with its population centroid. The code runs, but the graduated symbology for the centroid is not displaying on the pdf. # Imports import os, ...
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Getting inset map selected and magnified in ArcPy?

I want to create a mapbook(PDF) of all states in USA, and also create an inset map by using a second data frame. I got my mapbook to run, but then I can't get the inset map in the second data frame ...
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Displaying symbols correctly in legend in ArcGIS Desktop after PDF Export? [closed]

I am trying to create some maps in which have some point symbols. when I export the layout to pdf, the symbols are not appear. I have read some similar questions in the group but were not helpful for ...
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GeoPDF: How to create a hierachy of layers in which I can select all the sublayers from the parent layer?

I am trying to create this Having a look at this example and the PDF specs (optional content configuration dictionary keys), I am quite confused about how to create that vs what I have at the moment ...
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Adding actions or any other options?

I am pretty new with all GIS things and I have to prepare homework in QGIS. I have a shapefile which contains many buildings with their own grades. I want to make an automatic tool, solution, etc. to ...
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PDF Map Export with Zoom-in Effect from ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to create a pdf map (export map) from ArcMap data, with the possibility of zooming in on the exported PDF.
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Can a map be added to a report generated through ExportReport using Python?

I am currently able to generate a PDF report using arcpy's ExportReport that contains attribute information for records within an attribute table, but is there a way to add a map to that report, as ...
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Arcpy ApplySymbologyFromLayer color problems with extent

I am batch automating PDF maps with many overlapping layers and many different symbology colors. When the map is zoomed far out- two of the layers, lets call it line1 (the only blue layer) and line2 (...
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Exporting mxd using ArcPy/Python without opening it?

I would like to be able to update a load of pdf and jgeg maps once the data has been updated. Currently people have to open each mxd and export the map in each format. I've written a short python ...
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How georeference a DXF file in QGIS 2.14?

In Illustrator I exported a PDF as DXF and inserted it in QGIS as Vector and obtained two layers as points and lines but it is misaligned and in a unknown location. I know georeference a raster file, ...
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QGIS 2.14 save PDF with Google Maps

I have a shapefile in CRS 2100. I use the OpenLayers plugin and inserted Google satellite as background. It changes the project's CRS into EPSG::3857(OTF). So, in the composer manager, when I try to ...
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How to build GDAL with PDF support?

I've built GDAL so many times but this time I want to add Geospatial PDF reading capability. First I built PoDoFo, but found out that Poppler is better. I found out that Win-KDE contains prebuilt ...
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ExportToPDF creates blank PDF

I have a MapDocument that I am trying to export to PDF. I am using this example. However, it always says it is finished but when I open the pdf file there is nothing in it. I have tried exporting to a ...
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To see the geodata in a PDF is necessary to process something first in QGIS?

I want to see if a pdf file has geographic data and how to access them. In the properties of the PDF document I see the pdf file was made in "AutoCAD Map 3D 2013," and have 6 layers. In QGIS 2.14, ...
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PDF in CMYK or RGB color space

In QGIS 2.14, in print composer I can save my project as a PDF file. There is no controls of the color space in which colors are specified in the output file. It will be very useful to have a choice ...
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Import Vector data to QGIS from pdf and apply georeference [closed]

I am Using QGIS 2.14. I have a PDF created by Mapinfo, it contains multiple layers of vector data that I can open as separate vector layers in QGIS. However no map projection data was saved to the ...
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Loading USGS 1:24,000 quads into Garmin GPS-receiver — how to convert to a kmz Garmin understands?

I have downloaded USGS 1:24,000 topos (the classic one, not the useless US Topo) from the USGS Map Locator & Downloader. How can I load those into my Garmin GPSmap? Following advice at this ...
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Why are my modifications to UniqueValuesSymbology classLabels not following through to PDF export? [closed]

I have a vector layer that I add to a data frame. I modify the unique values symbology class labels. I then export the map document as a PDF and the labels in the PDF do not reflect the modifications. ...
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Arcpy Creating Multi-page Table/PDF with Reportlab/PyPDF2

I am writing a scrip to batch automate hundreds of map PDF's. Along with the PDF's I generate a unique Table/reportlist for each map from the 'receptors' that fall within each boundary of the map. The ...
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Importing geospatial PDFs with QGIS

I've been using GDAL to work with geospatial PDFs to make geotifs and have been running into some issues, so I started working with QGIS. A fine product I might add. When I select a directory ...
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PDF Plotting from ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am experiencing a very annoying phenomenon at the moment when trying to plot an A0 PDF Plot and would be interested to hear if anyone has had a similar problem and whether there is a solution or ...
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Avoiding loss of text (labels, legend, title, page numbers) when exporting many Map Series pages from ArcGIS Pro?

This is the first page of an ArcGIS Pro layout, with Map Series enabled, that has been exported to PDF when choosing to do just pages 1-10: This is the first page of the same ArcGIS Pro layout, with ...
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Exporting to pdf in QGIS 2.8 composer does not respect line styles

I'm using QGIS 2.8. When I export a map using "export to pdf" in Composer, the style of lines of my vector data in the resulting pdf file is not what is seen on the screen. When I export to jpeg it ...
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How to link pdf to a shapefile?

I know that a lot of people asked already that question, I read all of the answers and have also seen all the videos, but I still don’t understand how to link a pdf file to an object. I have a huge ...
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Is it possible to 'scrape' shapefile layer from a map saved as pdf/jpeg?

Data on the changes in voting district delimitations in SA is available as a series of maps (no shapefiles made official). I'd like to create a shapefile by scraping the boundaries from the individual ...
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Creating MapDocs from mxd file

New to Python. I have an mxd file file with three layers and one is a layer of elementary school boundaries. Goal: Make a pdf doc with a page for each elementary boundary. arcpy....
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ArcGIS Online, Convert Geospatial PDF to kml or shp

I have a client that wants to be able to upload Geospatial PDF documents and have them displayed as a KML layer on Google Maps. They have suggested using ArcGIS Online to accomplish this, however they ...
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gdal_translate multiple GDAL_PDF_LAYERS_OFF entries gives error

The documentation says that GDAL_PDF_LAYERS_OFF takes a list of comma separated layers. Examples look just like what I am trying to do. Executing the following gives an error FAILURE: Too many ...
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Import vector PDF into MapInfo

Is it possible to import a PDF with vector layers into MapInfo as vector layers? If yes, how would I go about doing this?
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QGIS Composer Distorted SVG PDF Output

I've noticed that some SVGs are distorted when outputting to a vector PDF from QGIS. A good example is NorthArrow_07.svg. The image on the left is how it looks in the composer and the image on the ...
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Clickable markers on PDF generated by qGis

I have created a map in the qGis print-composer with point-data. I would like to display the label of each specific point if a user clicks on it. What's the best way to achieve this?
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Automating QGIS project composer printing?

I have a large project which consists of around 10x QGIS project files. Each project contains a print composer with an atlas set up to generate up to 10 maps. What is the easiest way to automate the ...
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Multi MXD export excluding specific MXD using arcpy

I try to export multi MXD into pdf files, but i want to exclude specific MXD files from this action: import arcpy,os import arcpy.mapping from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"D:\desktop\Project" ...
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Exporting reduced size PDF in ArcMap?

Currently if I export my map to a PDF in ArcMap 10.2, I end up with a PDF that is like 32 MB of data. Our MS Outlook email system caps us off at 15MB per email, so I end up having to open the newly ...
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Why is my large DDP document losing symbology in later pages of PDF export?

The map document is 77 pages long and it seems that later pages are losing some symbols for features. The scale isn't changing, so it is not an issue of scale based displays. Any thoughts?
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Bulk printing\exporting from ArcGIS for Desktop to PDF or JPG for 300 layers using same extent? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop and I need to print\export individual maps of some 300 point Shape\layers (plant occurrences) to PDF (or JPG). Basemap extent remains fixed. Naming each Map with ...
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Exporting Map from Composer to PDF/PRINT, but all the work disapears

All my work in QGIS is missing when i tried to export via pdf, jpg or impress (including scales, legends, maps, layers, georeferenced photos). I'm not using any "OpenLayers Plugin". I had already ...
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Concatenate geospatial pdfs

I am looking for a simple way to concatenate one geospatial pdf (with multiple layers in a single image) and regular pdf. I have tried tools such as pdfunite, pdftk and pdfconcat, without success. The ...
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What causes Acrobat “An error exists on this page” with PDF maps from ArcGIS 10.3?

After exporting a map as PDF in ArcGIS 10.3, the following error shows up in Adobe Acrobat: "An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who ...
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Export to PDF from ArcMap has Point Marker Symbols Appearing as Black Dots? [closed]

I am having trouble exporting MXDs to PDF. If I export and MXD to PDF some point symbols appear as black dots (not the colored dots they should be) and others do not. This happens in different data ...
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Extracting vector/point data from single-layer, non-georeferenced vector PDF file

I am trying to extract point data from a non-geo-referenced vector PDF file, to import into QGIS/ArcGIS. You can download a copy of the PDF file here, if interested, but I've tried to include ...
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Print Composer using input from several Spatialite-tables with PyQgis

How can I create PDFs out of QGIS using the Print Composer Templates that include a lot of text (from a text-template) and within the text several information comes out of my spatiallite-database. A ...
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ArcGIS 10 PDF exports: toggle polygon layer visibility?

In the past I have been able to export my .mxd to PDF and I have been able to turn individual point layer's visibilty on/off within the layer tab (if the layers are in a groub in the .mxd's table of ...
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Export PDF from a folder having multiple single mxd and mxd's having data driven pages

I have folder having multiple single mxd and mxd's having data driven pages. I am trying to get the pdf's of each of these MXD's.if mxd's has a data driven pages then all the pages from a same mxd ...
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An interactive, animated deliverable (i.e. in PDF)? How?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make something like this: http://tipstrategies.com/geography-of-jobs/ But in the form of a deliverable? Like a PDF? I'd like to make something similar that I could ...
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QGIS Map Composer goes blank, outputs corrupt PDF

I am using 64bit 2.10.1-Pisa on Windows 10. When I set up my composer to print, everything looks fine until I try to print or export. The composer goes completely blank and outputs a corrupted PDF ...
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Batch export of layers to PDF producing blank PDFs

Based on Exporting set of layers into multiple PDF (or Adobe Illustrator) files, one at a time? I was able to alter and execute code that is trying to export 30+ layers from an MXD I have. import ...