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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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Creating shapefiles with attached/hyperlinked PDF forms in ArcMap?

What is the best way to attach pdf forms to point shapefiles to fill out while out in the field? I know how to create a hyperlink to the specific folder but is there a way to have the shapefile ...
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Draw a PostgreSQL geometry in a PDF file with PHP

Is there a way to draw a PostgreSQL geometry in a PDF file using a PHP script?
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Adding PDF (especially GeoPDF) to ArcMap as data?

I receive a lot of PDF maps (vector, image, with georeference and without) and I am having to convert them to an image file before I can add them to ArcMap and georeference. I can't see any obvious ...
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Extracting vector/point data from single-layer, non-georeferenced vector PDF file

I am trying to extract point data from a non-geo-referenced vector PDF file, to import into QGIS/ArcGIS. You can download a copy of the PDF file here, if interested, but I've tried to include ...
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PDF looks different from print composer

When I create a map in print composer the map looks exactly how I want it, but when I save it as a PDF some of the sympbols have changed. Note the roads are still visible in the PDF but some have ...
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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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Import Vector data to QGIS from pdf and apply georeference [closed]

I am Using QGIS 2.14. I have a PDF created by Mapinfo, it contains multiple layers of vector data that I can open as separate vector layers in QGIS. However no map projection data was saved to the ...
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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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Add Hyperlink to PDF of map

I know there isn't a way to export a map from ArcMap to PDF and keep the hyperlinks, but is there a way to add hyperlinks to the map in Adobe Acrobat? I have a simple map of a few states and I am ...
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Saving Bing Aerial Images out using MapInfo Pro 16.0

I'm using MapInfo Pro v16.0 and I'm trying to extract the raster data out for later use. I've saved my final output already as PDF and JPEG but I'd like to know if there is a way in clipping out the ...
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How can I import pdf maps to ArcGIS?

I have few hazard maps (with color coding) of a particular state in a pdf report. I am a newbie in GIS and need to use these different maps from the pdf for combined interpretation. Can the colors ...
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Is EPSG:3857 correct projection for PDF in Lambert Conformal Conic projection?

Given the following NEATLINE from the results of gdalinfo on my Geospatial PDF: NEATLINE=POLYGON ((-1340591.5297333347 -260482.28440259479,-1340591.0579001249 1878014.4171204455,3081498.0723039531 ...
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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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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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Color different in Maps exported from ArcMap to PDF and other formats?

When exporting the same map in ArcMap into different formats the color is not consistent. The map is a roadway network and I use grey 30% solid line as the symbol in ArcMap. However, when i export ...
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How to export OpenStreetMap data from QGIS for printing

For my work I want to print a road map of Mallorca on A0 size. Therefore it is important that the base file is a vector file. After doing some research I found that I should be able to open ...
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How can i create a link to a whole folder?

I know how to create a hyperlink to a single pdf-file: Create a hyperlink to a pdf file in the attribute table But now I want to make a link to a folder with 3 or 4 pdf files in it. Is that possible? ...
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Batch export from multiple QGS projects to image or PDF

I'm looking out for a way to batch export to PDF or image many composers spread in many QGS projects, the same way the plugin Map Printer does, but on a large number of projects at the same time. ...
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TerraGo geopdf vs. Esri geopdf

I am looking for feedback from people who are familiar with both TerraGo and Esri's respective geospatial pdf functions. I understand TerraGo offers a broader spectrum of functionality, but wonder if ...
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Fill fields in PDF with python from final product of Model Builder [closed]

I am trying to fill a PDF file from a Excel file data produced by a Model Builder after GIS processing with ArcMap. I am using the Python language. I consider that using a PDF form is the most ...
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Getting lat/long points or coordinates from pdf file to store in database using QGIS?

I have some pdf maps that show airport noise contours. I need to get the area of noise from the map as a shape with coordinates that we can store in a database.(E.g., select 100 points on the noise ...
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Exporting Maps to PDFs from Multiple mxd's using arcpy

I am trying to export a pdf for each mxd in a folder. So far for code I have: import arcpy, os Workspace = r"FilePath" arcpy.env.workspace = Workspace arcpy.env.overwriteOutput=True for file in arcpy....
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MapInfo to layered pdf with linked layered legends

I am trying to make a layered pdf of Rock geochemistry thematic map from MapInfo of several different elements on same base so I can present a clean 1 page pdf map with the ability to view or unview ...
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Pure virtual function error on ArcPy

I am running a script to export a series of mxds to pdf via ArcPy in an ArcToolbox tool (code below). I already reduced it to the minimum of code necessary but still, NON REPRODUCIBLE, I get a ...
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Setting an item position (variable) from LowerRight?

I'm writing a standalone app with PyQGIS to export a pdf representing a building site. I managed to write the whole code to do it, but when I'm building my pdf, I want to set the position of my ...
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Polygons from Adobe Acrobat PDF to Arc

I am tracing building plans in adobe acrobat. There may be a time in the future I will be asked to take the polygons and overlay them in a GIS for a borough-wide map. Are there any steps I can take ...
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Adding HTML popup in exported PDF map? [duplicate]

I am producing some maps of a point layer using arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF. Is there a possibility of creating HTML popup for the final PDF based on this link? http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/...
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Layer missing from Export to PDF from ArcPy?

I am using the arcpy module to loop through a number of map features (community areas), zoom to them, title the map with the name of the community area, and export to pdf. The trouble is that while ...
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QGIS problem exporting to both SVG and PDF

I'm having a problem when exporting to SVG and PDF from qGIS. When I open the SVG or PDF in Illustrator, the path of my map is severely cut off with lots of data missing (see below). When I open the ...
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Why are only some of my map lines exporting clearly?

I've got a sequence of large (E sheet) maps that are exported to PDF. The problem is that my roads layer (gray in the image below) is sometimes getting distorted on output -- but only in some places. ...
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Opening PDF generated by Python AddIn using Report (*.rlf) file automatcally?

As a test I have: Authored a test.mxd with one layer called Localities in a single data frame called Layers Authored a test.rlf using View | Reports > Create Report of ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop ...
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How to handle large tables in QGIS using python?

I'm currently writing a plugin that calculates values based on a QgsVectorLayer's attributes. To display and print the values I'm using a QgsComposerTextTableV2. I have several problems with my ...
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How do I use a field attribute in the file name of a PDF export?

I've made a script that iterates through a set of data driven pages. Right now I have it that just the ID number of the data driven page is used in the file name to distinguish between each export. ...
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Exporting graduated symbology to pdf [closed]

I'm creating a mapbook(PDF) of all California's counties with its population centroid. The code runs, but the graduated symbology for the centroid is not displaying on the pdf. # Imports import os, ...
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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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Displaying symbols correctly in legend in ArcGIS Desktop after PDF Export? [closed]

I am trying to create some maps in which have some point symbols. when I export the layout to pdf, the symbols are not appear. I have read some similar questions in the group but were not helpful for ...
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GeoPDF: How to create a hierachy of layers in which I can select all the sublayers from the parent layer?

I am trying to create this Having a look at this example and the PDF specs (optional content configuration dictionary keys), I am quite confused about how to create that vs what I have at the moment ...
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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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Adding actions or any other options?

I am pretty new with all GIS things and I have to prepare homework in QGIS. I have a shapefile which contains many buildings with their own grades. I want to make an automatic tool, solution, etc. to ...
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PDF Map Export with Zoom-in Effect from ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to create a pdf map (export map) from ArcMap data, with the possibility of zooming in on the exported PDF.
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Can a map be added to a report generated through ExportReport using Python?

I am currently able to generate a PDF report using arcpy's ExportReport that contains attribute information for records within an attribute table, but is there a way to add a map to that report, as ...
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Arcpy Creating Multi-page Table/PDF with Reportlab/PyPDF2

I am writing a scrip to batch automate hundreds of map PDF's. Along with the PDF's I generate a unique Table/reportlist for each map from the 'receptors' that fall within each boundary of the map. The ...
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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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ExportToPDF creates blank PDF

I have a MapDocument that I am trying to export to PDF. I am using this example. However, it always says it is finished but when I open the pdf file there is nothing in it. I have tried exporting to a ...
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Is it possible to create animated markers in ArcMap?

I remember reading somewhere last year that arcgis 10 would allow the creation of animated markers (alike animated .gifs) that could be either exported to pdfs or seen inside arcmap. Does such ...
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Printing to PDF with Vector shapefiles, text, etc using ArcPy?

I have a small python script which exports a set of data driven pages to PDF. This works fine, including appending each page to an 'all' pdf. My issue is that it creates rasters of each layer in the ...
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QGIS Map Composer goes blank, outputs corrupt PDF

I am using 64bit 2.10.1-Pisa on Windows 10. When I set up my composer to print, everything looks fine until I try to print or export. The composer goes completely blank and outputs a corrupted PDF ...
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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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Can ArcMap text formatting support mailto in text elements (ready for Export to PDF)?

I currently include an email address in a text element created using the Rectangle Text tool and its map gets exported to a PDF file. Is it possible to use ArcMap text formatting (or any other ...
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Why are my modifications to UniqueValuesSymbology classLabels not following through to PDF export? [closed]

I have a vector layer that I add to a data frame. I modify the unique values symbology class labels. I then export the map document as a PDF and the labels in the PDF do not reflect the modifications. ...