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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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QGIS export to PDF - rasterize only basemap layers but keep others as vectors

I am building my own map in QGIS 3.4 in which I created a basemap from ESRI satellite imagery and a ESRI hillshade overlay. On top I have several custom vector layers (country borders, city names etc.)...
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QGIS Simple fill symbology for vector layer not exporting to pdf

I'm trying to use simple fill i.e. Diagonal X, on vector layers, the layers look fine on the composer when zoomed out (for example to a scale of 1:6,000) however when I export to pdf the distance ...
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PDF looks different from print composer

When I create a map in print composer the map looks exactly how I want it, but when I save it as a PDF some of the sympbols have changed. Note the roads are still visible in the PDF but some have ...
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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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Upload a PDF vector in qgis

I have a PDF file that my partners gave me, this file has the exact vertex of the study area and heights lines, so I need to overlap it with some satellite image, so I can compare with the map in ...
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Converting to PDF using QGIS?

I am working in QGIS 2.18.18. I have converted maps into PDF in a couple of prior projects, but the current map I am working on will not complete all the layers in the finished PDF. Specifically, the ...
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How to set the compression method, when exporting composer form QGIS to PDF?

I see that export of the composer to PDF in QGIS uses JPEG compression by deafult (my estimate maybe 75-80%, which is not good enough for my maps). Where can I change this? Can I set somewhere ...
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QGIS server crashes with GetPrint request

I'm running QGIS server on Ubuntu 14.04 and until now it worked without problems. Now I want to create print composer output, GetProjectSettings request shows composer template "plantilla". I ...
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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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QGIS atlas generation - batch process for many atlases

I have many different QGIS projects, each one is designed to create one particular atlas or map book in pdf format (one different book per every QGIS project). Month by month I must actualize each ...
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Layer tick boxes embedded in PDF map

Maybe this is more of a PDF question than a GIS question. Today, I received a layered PDF map shown as a landscape A3, with a square map on the left, and with the map title, the legend, the scale, a ...
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ArcObjects - IExportPDF2 and esriExportPDFLayerOptions Not Working as Expected

I have a small function that exports a map document to a pdf. The function works in the fact that it does export a pdf. However, regardless of what I set pdfExport....
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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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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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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 achieve proper alpha blending using GDAL command line tools only

With only using GDAL command line tools is it possible to avoid those white borders around edges of features? I am using gdal_translate to convert vector PDF to raster mbtiles (OGR is not recognizing ...
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Problem with QGIS print composer PDF export in CorelDraw X7

I'm having a recurring problem with exporting raster imagery in QGIS's print composer for use in CorelDraw X7 (for map styling). The problem has persisted for some time, through many releases of QGIS ...
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Layered PDF from QGIS - Layers can't be turned on/off

I was following this guide on producing a layered PDF from QGIS, but somewhere along the way I seem to miss something. Exporting layers via the composer into a svg works fine, also loading the svg ...
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grey lines around map cells in pdf export from qgis 2.18.5

I am working on a map from raster files in the map composer of QGIS 2.18.5 from a 5 min resolution raster - export resolution set at 600dpi: . I try to save the map as pdf, but for some reason, a ...
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Determining resolution of specific image in PDF document?

Can GDAL be used to determine the resolution of an image embedded inside a PDF? If not GDAL, is there another method? I'm using gdal_translate to convert TIF+TFW files into geospatial PDF. I know ...
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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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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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QGIS 2.8 (openSuse 13.1) pdf export with print composer not working

I'm using QGIS 2.8 with a openSuse 13.1 system. If I try to export a map (with openlayers-plugin active) with 120 dpi it works fine, but if I change the dpi setting to something higher (like 130 dpi) ...
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Is it possible to have a locked/different first page with QGIS Atlas printing?

It is possible set the first page of a QGIS Atlas different to the other pages? For example I want to create an Atlas document where the first page has a text introduction and a general map (not ...
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Labels with buffers creates bloated PDF file in Composer

I know this question has appeared before, but the earlier questions appear to be linked to the old labeling engine. I'm running qgis 2.0, which I thought uses the new-generation labeling engine. In my ...
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How to add a large inset svg or pdf in QGIS 2.3 print composer?

I have a 48x36 wall map that will include 5 large inset maps, the largest of which is almost 11x17. Due to a bug with html annotations, I need to export each inset individually then include them as ...
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GeoPDF Library for .NET or JavaScript

Anyone know of any open source .NET or Javascript libraries for creating GeoPDFs? I know of QuickPDFLibrary, but i'm preferably looking for something open source. I want to programmatically generate ...
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Exporting map to PDF from template using PyQGIS?

I'm trying to update a QGIS plugin to PyQGIS 3 but I have some troubles to update the code for exporting layout to PDF. The layout derives from a template file. This is the "old" code: canv = iface....
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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QGIS 3, iterate shapefiles to export mulitple pdfs from a standalone python script

I would like to load my qgis project, and a template I made into my stand alone script (in pycharm). I have a folder with shapefiles and I would like to iterate over them, plot each one with the ...
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Printing map layers in pdf format using leaflet

I'm working with leaflet api to print map layers one by one. the output should be a pdf file with several pages, I want that in each page there will be a map (layer over a basemap) on the right and a ...
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Using ArcReader for printing to PDF?

At my job, most people have ArcReader and the 2 GIS staff will create PMF for people so they can use them for projects and reporting. Lately we've been having an issue where the ESRI basemaps will ...
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Embedding a PDF into a leaflet popup

I'm trying to embed a PDF document into a Leaflet map popup, so that the PDF displays within the popup balloon when the user clicks the map point. I've attempted to place <embed src="mypdf.pdf" ...
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Use jsPDF to generate the PDF of a map on HTML using a GeoServer service

I've been bugging people here for two weeks now to no avail. I have a project linking maps of a local GeoServer service, what I want is that when I press a button a PDF is downloaded of whatever is ...
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Output pdf map size issue when no simple fill solid symbology

The size of the output pdf map increases enormously when the symbol of a polygon isn't set to "simple fill" + "solid". A4 output results: simple fill solid = 7 Ko simple fill BDiagonal = 1'766 Ko ...
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How to export zoomable PDF from ArcGIS?

I have a basemap layer of a country and I want to create a PDF where I can zoom in and see the basemap in more detail. The same way as when I zoom in ArcGIS. Is it possible to export such PDF from ...
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Avoiding save changes before closing dialog of Acrobat Reader when viewing PDF from ArcPy of ArcGIS Pro?

I often write PDF files using ArcPy with ArcGIS Pro 2.0 using code like: import arcpy aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject(r"C:\temp\test.aprx") lyt = aprx.listLayouts("Layout")[0] lyt.exportToPDF(r"C:\temp\...
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Leaflet Map to PDF using GeoServer?

I have a geoserver instance providing imagery, hillshade and OSM as WMS services. These tiles are mapped in Leaflet and the user can customize layer order, opacities etc. I would like to be able to ...
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Using Access Hyperlink Field Type in ArcGIS

I've been searching for an answer to my particular issue, but haven't turned up any answers after a couple days of searching. I am using Access 2013 and ArcInfo 10.X My issue is: I have an Access ...
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Geo-referencing large PDF files when DXF doesn't work

I've a 4567kb PDF which won't load even into the georeferencer (stops responding) but a 1538kb one from the same source with the same encoding will. Why? If I drag it it then it loads but won't let me ...
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Problem with printing detailed navigation chart from PDF to HP Z5400PS

We have been given a PDF of a navigation chart from the Norwegian Hydrographic Service to print on our HP Z5400 PS wide format printer. All is well with the printed chart except that the symbol for a ...