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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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Problems with import of QGIS generated PDF or SVG files in Adobe Illustrator

I have some issue with importing PDF or SVG files generated in QGIS 3.16 Hannover (with the option to export everything as vectors, no compression, no optimization for smaller file size, incl. all ...
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Display PDF stored as BLOB using QGIS HTML Widget

This question answers how to display an image stored as a BLOB using the QGIS HTML Widget using this code: <script>document.write(expression.evaluate(" '<img src=' || '\"data:image/...
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QGIS' 3.x - Atlas feature not printing second pdf page

So, I have created a layout managed by Atlas; every layout has 2 A4 pages, one with the atlas view and another with a table based on visible objects. It works perfect when printing to paper (duplex), ...
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Making a PDF image into a georeferenced layer [closed]

I have a planned layout of a site that I want to project onto the map view in to the correct place. How would I do this?
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Exported PDF from ArcMap pixelated [duplicate]

I am currently creating two similar maps with the same basic layers, including same basemap. I am exporting the mxd as a pdf with the exact same parameters, yet one comes out pixelated, and one is ...
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Line thicknesses for PDF have no difference in ArcMap

I have a map with several layers with different thickness. When I export into PDF there is no difference in thickness. Practically lines 0.25mm and 0.5mm are exported all as 0.5mm. When I export this ...
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arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF causing symbols to separate from outlines?

I have a python script that runs through various data layers and then exports a final map to a PDF stored locally. In each map there are up to four different symbols. When I print to PDF, I see all of ...
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Adding perimeters around points map layout output QGIS

I'm making a map in QGIS with a number of points in different categories. In the print layout view, it looks like this: As one can see, there are black perimeters around the dots, both on the map and ...
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OpenLayers: exporting vector map to PDF

Our application uses OpenLayers+PostGIS to visualize and process millions of spatial data files (GeoJSON). We have a requirement to be able to export the processed final data as PDF/GeoPDF Vector maps....
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QGIS - Labels on print layout move or don't appear on exported PDF

QGIS 3.16.1 on Windows 10 Pro. I often manage to get a print layout with label placement just the way I want it, but when I export to PDF, some labels either don't appear or appear in a less ...
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Saving PDF files as part of QGIS Project

I am using QGIS to create a record of remediation works across a number of assets. When an asset is remediated, we will often prepare a condition report PDF document which is linked to within the ...
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Create PDF Reports with a previous design for all records (Or selected ones) in QGIS

I have 3 different point layers in a project, they share an ID (they are trees and each tree has same ID in all layers). I would like to know how can I create a PDF with a combination of attribute ...
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QGIS PDF Export Atlas only Raster, no selectable Text

i have a huge QGIS Project with loads of WFS, WMS and all sorts of shapes. In the layout, there are also Pictures and a Logo included (.jpeg). Also there are a lot of legends and text fields. I am ...
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QGIS-3 Controlling PDF Export Image Quality and Compression [duplicate]

Is there a way of controlling what image compression or quality is used when exporting a PDF in layout composer? ArcGIS users will be familiar with the options available under the "Format" ...
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Overwrite a PDF item type with ArcGIS API for Python

I'm trying to overwrite an existing PDF ArcGIS Online item using ArcGIS API for Python. props = { "type":"PDF", "title":file_name, "overwrite":True ...
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exportToPdf doesn't export the layout in QGIS 3

I have a trouble exporting a print layout in QGIS 3.10 to PDF when doing it programatically. I've created a project with print layout manually and now just want to modify the content of the map with ...
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Digitizing against PDF in ArcGIS Pro

I am relatively new to GIS and am using ArcGIS Pro. I am making a map of a property that includes a watercourse and an environmental setback from the watercourse. I need to add the development plans ...
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Export QGIS print layout to PDF from script or command line [duplicate]

The "GUI way" of exporting a map to a PDF in QGIS's layout manager is known to be Layout -> Export as PDF .... I wonder if there is any way to do this the CLI way. Either from a python ...
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Add Specific Map Layout Name to Document Path in ArcGIS Pro

In ArcGIS Pro (using 2.6.2), the <dyn type="project" property="path"/> dynamic text only provides the path of the entire project. It does not include the actual map or layout ...
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Open specific page of a PDF using QGIS actions

Can anyone help me with the syntax to open a .pdf-file at a specific page using a QGIS action? For example, a 50 page pdf has the information of use at page 8, so invoking the action in the QGIS Map ...
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Export map with legend using OpenLayers 6 [closed]

I would like to export a map with a legend in the same PDF using OpenLayers 6. I searched in the OpenLayers documentation but got a map without a legend. How can I do this?
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How to add a legend, banner to shp file exported in PDF

I need add a legend, banner and signature to my shp file which is exported in PDF. My code: HashMap<String, Object> params = new HashMap<>(); params.put(ShapefileDataStoreFactory....
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Can I add KML to a georeferenced PDF and retain georeferencing?

I would like to be able to take a KML file and combine it with a georeferenced PDF so that the KML data shows on top of the georeferenced PDF map within the PDF file. I have read that i can add .shp ...
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Exporting multiple maps on rendercomplete in OpenLayers

I have this project where I have 4 different maps next to each other. These maps have different layers on top of them so they can be compared. Now I want the user to be able to export those 4 maps to ...
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QGIS export to PDF layer is disappearing

I would like to reopen/look again at this question. I have a aerial raster file with a vector file over the top indicating specific points on the ground. I created my map, set the rotation to zero, ...
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Is there a way to maintain map tips and/or actions in an exported PDF using QGIS?

I am working on a project that displays the locations of a group's projects in a city. I have it set up now so that map tips shows the name of the project and location when you hover over the point. I ...
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Why does QGIS fail to include authentication manager overlays when using standalone exportToPDF?

I have an existing layout and I'm trying to export it to PDF from a standalone script after the data is updated automatically. If I open QGIS and export all is good but when I call it from Python I ...
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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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Why does ArcGIS Pro write a PDF file with some basemap images visible while other basemaps are not, depending on layout paper size?

I'm using ArcGIS Pro 2.5.1 The single layout in the aprx has four map frames, three small ones nested inside a large, whole-page map frame. When I export to PDF (or to EPS, then Distiller to PDF) the ...
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Expression-based file name (ATLAS) [closed]

I have a Shapefile file with more than 2,000 elements, with its extensive table of attributes, and I have made a model file, through the Atlas, where a map appears with a zoom of each element and a ...
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Blank spaces in large format plotter prints

I keep getting a blank swath when printing large format pdf files to my plotter. I am trying to plot a single page that is 42" (maximum width of roll for this plotter) by up to 120" in ...
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Saving map as image using MapCanvas in PyQGIS

I have created a standalone application to display the vector layer using PyQGIS code given below. Now I want to download the map which shows on the window with whatever the zoom level I have chosen. ...
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Showing all polygons with same ID with Atlas generation in QGIS

I want to create PDF-maps showing polygons/areas automated by using the Atlas generation. I have a SHP-file that contains polygons and every polygon/feature (in the attribute table) has an ID that I ...
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Exporting to PDF: Multiple feature classes with similar names as separate PDFs

I have a list of feature classes used as facilities in network analysis to find out walking and cycling time. So for example, schools, hospitals, pharmacies etc. I therefore want to export a PDF with ...
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OpenLayers React export map and vector layers

For my project I am trying to export the map I have created with all it's Vector layers. I can't seem to get the example I found on the site of OpenLayers to work in React. The export doesn't need to ...
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Clickable label (HTML, Link) in PDF export (QGIS)

I need to export a (GEO)PDF - overview map with bounding boxes - with clickable links in every bounding box. I tried to simply export a PDF with html-links as text labels, but as you can see in the ...
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Convert MBTiles to PDF

I have the MBtiles but I want to turn the contours within that file into a PDF image. is this possible or am I wasting my time?
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Using two map frames on one layout in ArcGIS Pro with ArcPy

I want to create a map series that exports two different sheets on one page. For example Page 1 would have sheet 1 & 2 and Page 2 would have sheet 3 & 4. I used to do this with python in ...
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Creating a DEM from PDF?

sorry if this is a simple question, but based on my search terms I keep getting PDF papers about DEMs. Someone has asked me to generate fill quantities off of their lidar data which they have ...
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gdal_translate changes colors converting qgis generated PDF to GTiff

I am producing a geospatial PDF using Qgis 3.10.4. One of my polygon layers is symbolized using red diagonal hatching. The export to pdf gives the correct rendering - I then uploaded the pdf to the ...
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Unable to open password-protected raster in Georeferencer [closed]

I am using QGIS 3.4. I am unable to open a PDF file, a password-protected topo sheet in the Georeferencer. I do have the password. The error message is: A password is needed. You can specify it ...
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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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Exporting PDF from QGIS Print Layout including clickable hyperlinks

I am having difficulties to export a PDF from QGIS 3.4 (having the same issue in 3.12 though) print layout with a clickable hyperlink. Looking at https://docs.qgis.org/2.8/en/docs/user_manual/...
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Export from a GIS database and automatically populate an external document

I'm using a standard database based on ESRI polygon shapefile with 30 fields. The database is diverse with records from text values to long integer and double numbers. The records from the database ...
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Setting options in “PDF Export Options” to export an atlas to PDF using PyQGIS

While saving an atlas as PDF in QGIS, I can manually change the settings shown the image using "PDF Export Settings" window. How can I set those options using PyQGIS? Minimal code: layout_manager = ...
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ArcGIS Pro .pdf export - Colors are wrong

I am exporting a .pdf map from ArcGIS Pro (2.5) and the coloring is coming out completely different when I open it in in Adobe Acrobat. (Pictures below) It seems like this is only a problem on my ...
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Exporting groups of PDF based on Orientation

I am trying to create a map book with two different orientations. The part I am currently stuck on is for the loop to go through the table and export groups of the same orientation. an example of the ...
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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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Viewing all road names when zoomed out

I am trying to view all road names when zoomed out at this projection in QGIS - ideally at a font size of about 2. I'd then like to export this as a PDF. Can this be done?

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