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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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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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Include gridlines with attribute table shown on a map layout?

I am including the related attribute table to the spatial data shown in a map; see attached image. I have the attribute table shown with the map in layout view, but I would like to include gridlines ...
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How to preserve original resolution of scanned 1-bit PDF raster with gdal_translate?

I am using gdal_translate to convert non-spatial PDFs to non-spatial TIFFs (intended for subsequent manual georeferencing). This is my gdal_translate command: gdal_translate -of GTiff -sds -co NBITS=...
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Integrate Leaflet map into PDF

I am current in the process of writing a thesis. Being in the field of GIS it obviously involves some maps ;). While the whole world switched to interactive online maps, Universities still require to ...
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Is it possible to mimic ArcPublisher with PDF or similar?

I want to provide mapping output in a format that mimics the delivery provided by ArcPublisher and wonder if anybody has any experience in this. For instance, the PDF format now supports layers ...
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Exporting 3D map from ArcGIS Pro?

When I use ArcScene 10.4 I can easily export 3D maps (VRML in *.wrl) which I then convert in FME to a *.prc file that can be imported in Adobe Acrobat PDF files (to create interactive 3D maps, readers ...
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Debugging unexpected characters placed by ArcPy Python script tool in text element of ArcGIS Pro layout?

I am seeing something very unexpected from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 when exporting what should be the same PDF from the same ArcPy script and same data using two methods. When I run the script from IDLE the ...
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Print view or export to PDF

I am using OpenLayers Tile layer fot my map application. I have WMS layers on map like this: Parcels, Streets, Buildings, Gas Pipes, I zoom to somewhere on map that all layers are visible. I want to ...
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Pdf layers to Geodatabase

We had a drawing as a PDF , with Geolocation and layer information available. We tried to export that as an Xml ( current tree) option in Adode reader and tried to import it in a new File geodatabase. ...
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Export map to PDF using Esri JavaScript API

I've searched a lot and tried many ways to export a web map to PDF. I need to export a web map and all active layers. Can anyone help me?
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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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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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Avoid reshaped/jagged polygons when exporting from ArcMap to PDF

I realised that exporting a huge amount of building polygons (in my case 86,000 polygons) to a A2 PDF within ArcGIS 10.2.2 the polygons get unacceptably jagged or even reshaped. It gets a bit better ...
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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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How to include a PDF for displaying or downloading in QField

What I am looking for: In a point-layer I would like to add a PDF (stored in OneDrive) that can be opened in Qfield while doing fieldwork. What I did so far: I created two fields named 'attachment' ...
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Accessing individual pages within existing pdf using arcpy.mapping?

I've used the arcpy.mapping module for some time now to create mapbooks and other pdf documents, using a combination of Data Driven Pages and Python. I would like to take an existing pdf and save each ...
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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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Converting PDF files into ArcGIS Metadata?

I got a set of shapes with some additional informations looking like extracted/exported metadata, such as sources, extents, summary, descriptions, contacts... All in digital pdf and without XML files ...
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Hyperlinking multiple PDF's to multiple points

I am kinda new to all of this and appreciate any help, (no criticism please, questions welcomed)! I would like to hyperlink a PDF to a point. Each point will have a link to a different PDF. So far it ...
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Point features appear in PDF export when they shouldn't

I'm using QGIS and have some issues when exporting maps using point layers. In this case, I've simply displayed proportional circles from a point layer using the size assistant, setting their ...
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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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How can I create a pdf map at a high resolution while still keeping the file size manageable?

I have numerous layers in shapefile format that contain a lot of data across a large area. I am trying to create a .pdf file that shows all of the area and I want it to be in good quality, so that ...
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Why does PDF fail to print in ArcGIS10?

Can anyone tell me why ArcGIS10 will not print to my Adobe9 "printer" in a Windows7Pro environment. Multiprocessor system, huge memory. Makes a .ai but crashes when i try a "print". ArcGIS10 also ...
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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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Creating bookmarked PDF from Mapbook (Python) export script

I regularly use an export script to create multi-page PDFs from Data-Driven-Pages based Map-books. I am able to export and append each individual page to the PDF, and save the PDF in the single-page ...
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Optimizing PDF using Python? [closed]

Is there a way to optimize a PDF using Python? I am exporting hundreds of .mxds - that works fine with a loop. But the file size of each is large. Right now my option is to manually open each ...
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Setting output parameter in Python script tool to be PDF?

I need to allow a user to input a path and name where they would like to save their new map book PDF on their computer/drive. I have created a script where the user can input their mxd with data ...
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ArcMap is exporting to extremely large pdf files

My organization has one user who recently has noticed very large pdf files being exported from her mxds. When I recreate and do the export, I am getting a 4mb file (normal). When she exports the file ...
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How to render a multi-layered (raster + vector) map to a file (PDF, SVG or JPEG, PNG)?

When using OpenLayers I can compose a map with several layers which is displayed nicely by my browser, but I need to do the same server side (no browser composing the layers), and I'm waiting a image ...
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Losing large portions of elevation contours from QGIS to PDF

Please forgive me as I'm new to GIS and all this might be a silly question, the wrong place for this question, or a hack way of going about what I'm getting at. So any suggestions on better practice ...
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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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Python Crashes when Running ArcPy's ExportToPDF(), ExportToPNG(), ExportToJPEG()

I am attempting to loop through a folder of ~400 .mxd's and save each to a .pdf in another folder. All tested arcpy.mapping export functions (pdf, jpeg & png) kill python without a chance to ...
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Examples of config.yaml for printing

I've been reading this, I wonder if there are config.yaml nice examples available to take a look at them. Can some web links for the examples or output images be provided for this?
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How to Export multiple selected features to PDFs with Python?

I have 77 polygons that mark areas of a satellite image that I want to export as separate PDFs. Each of the PDFs should contain just the polygon (and as much as the surroundings to fill out the data ...
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Why is arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF losing layer symbology?

When exporting a map it does not export the symbology within the data frame. I am using the code snippet below. >>> myMap = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("C:/USERS/NISUSER/DESKTOP/mxd_map.mxd") ...
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Part of layer disappears when printing ArcGIS 10.0 as pdf

There are a couple of maps i made that I want to save as pdf in ArcGIS 10.0. For three of the maps it worked fine, but there are problems with the other two. The first one has a layer that consists ...
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QGIS Crashes when writing to PDF

I have a very large mapper. Formatted to A1 size with a large area and constraints laid across it. Every time I try to write to PDF it crashes. It is just due to the size of the file. I don't really ...
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Printing to PDF from ArcMap?

When clicking Print > Adobe PDF the filesize is nice and small but the legend gets messed up. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am aware of the Export > PDF and of the reduce DPI and Re-sampling ...
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Create PDF on server side by passing layer from flex client

I want to pass the user selected layers from client User can select and change the order of layers as populated from different map services hosted on my arcgis server User can set the transparency ...
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Any python script to convert a geoPDF to a KML embedded with a jpg link?

I have many geoPDFs. I want to turn them into KMZ or KML+JPEG using a python script. Any suggestions? SEE CODE BELOW
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Removing border that appears in map exported with arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF?

I am exporting the current mxd map with all the layers that appear but it saves it with a framework around it. How can I get rid of it? It appears as well when I export to other formats. mxd = arcpy....
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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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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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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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