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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 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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Which GIS (with GUI) produces good-looking maps for a reasonable price? [closed]

I would like to produce some good looking wall maps. I have an excellent data set, but it seems that most GIS packages are geared towards data analysis etc. as opposed to producing an aesthetically ...
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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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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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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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OSM layer does not print in GeoServer printing module

I am new with the GeoServer printing module, in GeoServer version 2.6.0, freshly installed a few days ago. I can now print WMS layers and I think I configured the OSM data correctly. But it still ...
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Link pdf/jpeg to locations in QGIS all coming from a standard folder [duplicate]

I am currently making a geotechnical database for a company as a student. One of the goals is to locate all CPT data and make it so that if someone clicks on the CPT location they get an image of (or ...
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Color separation in QGIS? [duplicate]

Is there a way to create color separated PDFs through QGIS's print composer? I've also tried different PDF printers, but I haven't find any free option for it.
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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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Export MXDs files to PDFs using Python [closed]

I'm trying to write a python script that will export multiple MXDs to individual PDFs while using a feature class field to rename the pdfs (this can be an optional field, if not check it can copy the ...
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Export to PDF from ArcMap has Point Marker Symbols Appearing as Black Dots? [closed]

I am having trouble exporting MXDs to PDF. If I export and MXD to PDF some point symbols appear as black dots (not the colored dots they should be) and others do not. This happens in different data ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is PDF version exported from ArcGIS Pro different to PDF from ArcMap?

Is there a difference between the PDF version exported from ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 layouts and that produced by ArcGIS Desktop 10.4.1? I ask because I am seeing PDFs exported from ArcGIS Pro (600dpi) that ...
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Optimal ArcGIS PDF export compression settings for raster topographic basemaps

There are a number of different compression options for exporting pdf files from ArcGIS (eg RLE, LZW, Deflate etc) but which is best for exporting raster topographic basemaps? Generally such maps ...
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Rotate pdf/raster - QGIS 2.14.0-Essen

I inserted a pdf (image) in my work. But the pdf is rotated 180 degrees... My objective is to georeferencing it. How can I rotate it prior to georeferencing it?
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QGIS export vector PDF/SVG and import to Scribus: suspect map frame size

I would like to prepress my maps in Scribus (I need to convert them in to CMYK-Colorspace for my printing agency). So I need to export my maps as vector file from QGIS and import it into Scribus. So ...
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Print Composer pdf export: map as raster, just text as vector

Is it possible, to export a print composer map as PDF with all shapes as raster and just the text (embedded) as vector? My maps use transparency and blending, so I'm forced to export them as raster. ...
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Printing highly detailed and/or complex maps on large format paper?

I don't know if this is the right place for this question but, since it involves maps created with ArcMap, hopefully someone met this same problem. I want to print a highly detailed map of the whole ...
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QGIS exported PDF not the same as Print Composer [duplicate]

Trying to export a finished map to .pdf - view is correct in Print Composer and in program window but when I open the exported .pdf the view is not correct. Shapes and boundary lines are shifted from ...
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Export to PDF or SVG in QGIS

How do I export to PDF or SVG file? I tried SimpleSVG and it consistently gives me an error message. Then I tried to print to PDF, but it comes up blank and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. ...
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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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Changing text of ArcGIS Pro text element between repeated exportToPDF of layout?

I am using ArcGIS Pro 1.3.1 and it seems like ArcPy is not always respecting the current setting of the text property for a text element when I export its layout to PDF. To reproduce this I have ...
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How can I code a 'zoom to layer' applied to a vector layer when I build a QGIS standalone Python application?

I am trying to code a standalone QGIS application that is able to print a composed map that zooms in the same layer every time I call it. The feature that have to be zoomed in change its location when ...
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Make document path a hyperlink in PDF

We put the location of the MXD at the bottom of every map so people can find it when looking at the final exported map (PDF). Is there any way to make this a hyperlink so people can click on the link ...
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Script to batch export pdf causing incorrect inset map [closed]

I have written a python script to batch export several pdfs from a single mxd, switching layers on/off and naming the output pdf based on values supplied by the user in a csv file. We import the ...
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ArcGIS Data Driven Pages Creates PDF in Random Order

I am using ArcGIS 10.4 and Data Driven Pages to create a 130 page atlas. The export to PDF works (exported to a single PDF), but the order of the PDFs seems to be random. There is an ESRI shapefile ...
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Printing to Scale only works for PDF format

I often need to print out 1:1000 scale drawings to use as a basemap for landscape surveying in the field. We draw directly on to the map so it has to be perfect. I've found that when I export to pdf ...
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QGIS 2.14 save PDF with Google Maps

I have a shapefile in CRS 2100. I use the OpenLayers plugin and inserted Google satellite as background. It changes the project's CRS into EPSG::3857(OTF). So, in the composer manager, when I try to ...
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Extra space in labels on some pages of a map book resulting in invalid searches

I have exported a map book (Arcmap 10.1). All the labels appear fine but on a particular page - if I search for label for a particular layer - I don't receive any result. I copy and pasted this label ...
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Print Composer using input from several Spatialite-tables with PyQgis

How can I create PDFs out of QGIS using the Print Composer Templates that include a lot of text (from a text-template) and within the text several information comes out of my spatiallite-database. A ...
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Writing hidden information to PDF file from ArcMap?

I'm usually creating maps for (different aspects of) reports of large infrastructure projects. Layers and attributes tend to change back and forth as time goes by, and I'm forced to create new ...
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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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ArcGIS API for JavaScript 3.19 - export map to PDF layers and attributes

Is it possible in an ArcGIS for JavaScript app, to export a map to PDF with layers and attributes, just like in ArcMap? In the printtemplates export format in only see pdf | png32 | png8 | jpg | gif ...
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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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Reducing time for Export to PDF (or any other alternative to print maps) in ArcPy?

For my work, I designed a tool to create PDF maps with large amount of data, intersected with 5 buffer rings using ArcPy. The job involves intersecting points, selecting points, generating Elevation ...
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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 ...
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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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Renaming non-GIS files through QGIS?

I have thousands of pdf's that have meaningless names, and are scattered across several folders. I need to rename them, and fortunately most of them are referenced through links in spatial layers, ...
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ArcPy Data Driven Pages AttributeError: PageLayoutObject: Error in exporting pages

I am trying to create an atlas with embedded title page and extra reports pages. Seems that I need to use Python scripts for this. I am not programmer and never worked with python. I found necessary ...
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Using pdf for ArcScan

I have a pdf of a street map which is many different colors depending on land use. I need to import it into ArcMap and then digitize it. Obviously I could manually create each feature but that would ...
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Avoiding loss of text (labels, legend, title, page numbers) when exporting many Map Series pages from ArcGIS Pro?

This is the first page of an ArcGIS Pro layout, with Map Series enabled, that has been exported to PDF when choosing to do just pages 1-10: This is the first page of the same ArcGIS Pro layout, with ...
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Georeference a pdf without losing image quality

My recent project is to impelent a custom and georeferenced image to a leaflet map. I finisehd my custom map using inkscape now having a .svg and a .pdf vector data. As far as i know my next step ...
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What causes Acrobat “An error exists on this page” with PDF maps from ArcGIS 10.3?

After exporting a map as PDF in ArcGIS 10.3, the following error shows up in Adobe Acrobat: "An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who ...
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GDAL compilation with PDF support [closed]

I am trying to compile GDAL with support to convert to PDF format. When I try gdalinfo --formats the option for PDF is not present. I am using 2.1.2. The command I am using to build GDAL is nmake /f ...
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Inconsistent word wrapping in legend of ArcGIS Desktop? [closed]

I have been using word wrapping for my legends in ArcGIS 10.3. I have had some success with this, but am getting errors in the way the labels are displayed. Here is a pic of the settings: The ...
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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?...