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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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Convert to geospatial PDF issue

I just installed QGIS 3.6 on a new Macbook pro running Mojave, and I'm trying to produce geospatial PDFs of some basic maps of property boundaries overlaid onto aerial imagery base maps to use in ...
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QGIS print composer incomplete PDF export

I'm trying to export a PDF of a map of northern Europe. I load a high detail shp (https://www.naturalearthdata.com/downloads/10m-physical-vectors/) Zoom to the area I want (British Isles, North Sea, ...
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ArcGIS Pro saving blank or jumbled PDFs

I am working on Chapter two of "The ArcGIS Book" (Harder & Brown) in ArcGIS Pro and am having problems saving my map as a PDF. When I click share -> export and save as a PDF the saved file is ...
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ArcGIS Pro Export Map PDF with extra colored lines

I am exporting map to pdf using ArcGIS Pro at 600 dpi resolution. The exported map is coming with some thin colored lines. I tried to export same map to png it appeared fine. Am i missing something ...
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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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Using Data Driven Pages for Page Number with Count?

I have a set of 100 data driven pages showing different roads. I would like to export the map book by road. E.g. one road will be one pdf, another road will be exported to another pdf. The issue I ...
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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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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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Exporting ArcGIS Metadata as PDF using ArcPy?

I've been asked to automate the exporting of metadata from ESRI feature classes into .pdf files. We don't want the .xml files, rather a .pdf version of what you see in the Description panel in Catalog....
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How to print/export QGIS map composition as PDF with Google baselayer in it without spatial shift?

I encountered a problem in QGIS 2.18.21 with printing or exporting my Map Composition into PDF. The layer composition has: one vector polygon layer (either 4326 or 3857) one baselayer (either Google ...
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ArcGIS (10.3) - Export to PDF text fonts unreadable

ArcGIS (10.3) Export to PDF fails (text fonts show up as cryptic symbols - unreadable). When exporting to JPEG, TIFF or PNG, the fonts show up correctly. This is after ArcGIS new installation, it ...
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Exporting ArcMap file to PDF with all layers?

Below I posted pictures of my arcmap layers and PDF export. My map is measuring sea level rise so all my layers are rasters. How would I export my arcmap with my layers so I can turn it on and off ...
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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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Export a layered pdf in QGIS 3.0

QGIS 2.x never had an option to export as a layered pdf. Instead there was a cumbersome workaround, involving exporting as an svg, importing into Scribus, and manually adding individual features to ...
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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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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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Adding vector layer to QGIS?

I am learning QGIS from scratch. Downloaded the software and data. I am following their manual uploaded in PDF format. I am stuck in the first step to add the vector layer. The layers panel show a ...
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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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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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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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Writing PDF Output with PyQGIS?

I am trying to port some code from an older version of QGIS. I have managed to get the map setup fairly to my liking, and can export some content via a command like iface.mapCanvas().saveAsImage("...
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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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Exporting 1000s of maps into PDF in single step using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a raster of a district and shp of roads and town boundaries. I have made the grid index for it and now I want to export 2000 of the grids as a separate PDF map in which each grid is zoomed. ...
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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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Striping in ArcMap picture symbol PDF export?

I made two PNGs to use as point symbols for state highways. When I export them, the symbols have stripes. I've tried embedding all document fonts and converting marker symbols to polygons with ...
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Improving ArcMap Batch Production of PDF Maps Performance?

I am producing 1,500 PDF maps and was wondering what changes I can make to either my machine or to ArcMap to help speed things along. Currently, it takes 5:45 - 6 minutes to produce four maps. If I ...
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Create PDF from map document (mxd) without Data Driven Pages

I've been trying to export map data (mxd) and combine into a PDF. I'm successful in creating the two PDFs, but can't combine them. How do I correct this error? finalPDFDoc isn't defined I'm very ...
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Merging pdf pages with vector layers in the backend

I've setup an openlayers instance on a webpage which can load static images. These images are actually the pages of a PDF you can upload. There is a pagination option on it so users can navigate ...
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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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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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Adding PDF to ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm trying to add a PDF into my ArcGIS. As I understand it is possible to change the PDF to a DWG, but I don't know how to do this. Any ideas?
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Generating OSM map without HTML rendering but PDF rendering with iText?

Is there a way to create an OSM map by a java bean, without displaying it in a web page, but instead stamping it inside a PDF which is generated with iText 5? In my case, I want to generate kind of a ...
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Extract ad-hoc boundaries from pdf

I have a scanned map of the US in pdf that, in addition to state boundaries, has "delivery territories." These territories are exclusive areas within the US where different companies deliver their ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 convert a finished project in QGIS to PDF

I have finished my project and need to convert it into a PDF file. How can I do it?
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Linking to PDFs via attribute field of shapefile for ArcGIS Online?

I am working with some data that cannot be presented in an attribute table. Therefore I would like to attach a specific PDF to each point within a shapefile. Is there a way this can be done in ...
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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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Export layout to in memory PDF

I want to make a Data Driven export to PDF of the layout using arcpy, and later add to that PDF extra pages from PDFs from my local computer. My problem is that I don't actually want to make the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Exporting Map into PDF Distort Grey Colour

Sometimes when I export large maps into a PDF format from ArcMap 10.3, the PDF doesn't retain the colour. I can print maps off ArcMap 10.3 and the maps are perfectly fine. What I mean by that ...
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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 ...