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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 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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Removing extra white space when exporting map from ArcMap

My map elements (map, legend, scale bar, and etc) are within the "Printer Margin", which I have set in the Page and Setup window. However, when I export my map as a pdf, there is additional white ...
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Exporting report to PDF using ArcPy?

My script works fine, but I am not able to export .pdf file from a report generated. This is my code: import arcpy inputFC = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) outputFC = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) ...
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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 ...
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How to link a pdf file to a specific feature with QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm trying to link a pdf to a parcel (see image: http://imgur.com/RbauB3v) where you click on one parcel and a specific pdf comes up and if you click on another then a different pdf comes up. I've ...
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QgsComposerMap does not fit extent

How can I fit the map extent into the QgsComposerMap size? printable_layers = QgsMapLayerRegistry.instance().mapLayers().values() printable_layers_ids = [] bigger_printable_layer = None for layer in ...
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QGIS 2.4 layout view PDF/raster file export moves points

I created a map, using a Google basemap (OpenLayers plugin) and imported a table as a CSV file (containing a name of a city, latitude, longitude for wgs84 and a row named "amount"). It displays ...
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ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 - Creating a MXD and Exporting a PDF From It

I've been tasked with developing a geoprocessing service in ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 that in addition to providing the resultant feature sets, it needs to produce a pdf in which the layers can be toggled ...
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QGIS: Export 3D map in pdf not working

I am trying to export and save a 3D map as a pdf in QGIS 3.10 (using the composer). I am using the native 3D viewer and I am trying to understand how I can export and save it as a pdf. I set my 3D ...
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Create vector extents for PDF files exported within QGIS

I'm interested to create a vector point layer representing the centroid of some 500-1000 PDF files exported from QGIS to find PDFs geographically rather than file explorer. The algorithm 'Tile Index'...
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Export symbology for each layer in pdf [closed]

I would like to make a pdf document with all the layers I have on my mxd. The layers are represented according to a classification, this classification is different from one layer to another. When I ...
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A column/attribute has a different length and precision than in the PDF output of the same table in QGIS

The fields populated by running my script have a different length and precision in QGIS, than what appears in the output of the attribute table with a PDF. I should also mention that before the output ...
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QGIS an PDF templates: getComposerItemById is changed with the QGis version?

In a QGis python plugin i have this code to fill in the fields of a PDF template (.qpt): myComposition = QgsComposition(myMapRenderer) myFile = path + "template.qpt" myTemplateFile = file(...
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Exporting to PDF-blank PDF

Could someone help me with determining how to export to PDF using QGIS 2.18.13 and my PDF viewer/editor is Foxit? When exporting to PDFs, it is now blank. I have exported before with no problems. I ...
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QGIS 2.16 - trying to export PDF but minidump!

It just keeps minidumping. Working on a big project and it just keeps mini-dumping, have even added more RAM to the computer to try make it easier. So far today I've reinstalled 2.16 (64bit), deleted ...
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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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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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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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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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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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XY coordinates efficient way to copy

I get XY coordinates of point features delivered to me in PDF format, this means that to bring them into ArcGIS I manually have to enter them first into an excel spreadsheet. Is it possible to copy ...
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multiple graphics added to ArcGIS javascript API map are not printing (using MapExport) reliably

I combined samples for Printing with graphics https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/widget_print.html and labeling https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/util_label_point....
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Mobile device GPS into a PDF Form

This is an issue I've been trying to solve for a while and am told it's not possible. I have made a PDF form with an input box for coordinates. As the form is for use on mobile devices, I would ...
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Which Writer do I need for PDF Documents in FME 2014?

I have successfully used the ImageFetcher transformer to download many images from a URL by using a JPG writer. Now I want to do this with PDF Documents, but have the problem that the Adobe 3D PDF ...
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Part of layer cut/disappears after exporting to pdf in QGIS

This is driving me crazy. The picture says it all: You can see whole layer in QGIS browser and Composer, but when i export to pdf some layers are cut. I have tried moving the cut layers to the top of ...
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Cannot Find GPTS Object - GDAL C#

UPDATED To clarify my previous post. I have written a small application to convert maps saved as PDF's to PNG files then tile the maps to be used in a webservice. After experimenting with the PNG ...
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Inserting PDF into ArcMap?

I get this error, when I try to insert a pdf file into ArcMap Layout view. I have clicked on Insert - Object - create from file, browsed the geo pdf and pressed ok. I get this error: Failed to ...
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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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Opening PDF and other attachments in QField

I want to open a PDF file in QField, but I don't know how to configure a project to be created in QGIS. Can you tell me how to do this?
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PDF export from QGIS print layout: line fill pattern vectors shown with pixelation

I have created grayscale piecharts in QGIS 3.14 Pi on Win10 with geometry generator. So the piecharts are vectors, created with the expression editor, using the wedge_buffer expression. I created a ...
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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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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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Some rasters appear only white/black in PDF exported from QGIS and viewed 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 [closed]

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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Fetch\read extent of a georeferenced PDF file [closed]

How to read\retrieve the geospatial extent of a georeferenced pdf file ? Is this information stored as metadata with the PDF file ? is there any API in python or other language that can read \ fetch ...
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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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Getting layered PDF output from QGIS Map Composer? [duplicate]

I need to create layered PDF output from QGIS Map Composer so that one can turn the layers in PDF on and off. And I have no clue how to do it. Is it possible at all and if so, how could I achieve it?...
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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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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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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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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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Automate & set layers for PDF maps

For ArcMap 10.3x, is there is a Python or ArcPy code or model or toolbox that will allow me to choose the layers that I want to include in a map and export as PDF maps? i.e. let's say I want to make ...
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ArcMap symbols exported to PDF don't draw when viewed on another computer

I have maps of highway data. They include highway shields to identify highways. When I export them to PDF they look fine on my computer, but when viewed on computers outside of work, the highway ...

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