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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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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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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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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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Importing geospatial PDFs with QGIS

I've been using GDAL to work with geospatial PDFs to make geotifs and have been running into some issues, so I started working with QGIS. A fine product I might add. When I select a directory ...
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Exporting to pdf in QGIS 2.8 composer does not respect line styles

I'm using QGIS 2.8. When I export a map using "export to pdf" in Composer, the style of lines of my vector data in the resulting pdf file is not what is seen on the screen. When I export to jpeg it ...
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Why is my large DDP document losing symbology in later pages of PDF export?

The map document is 77 pages long and it seems that later pages are losing some symbols for features. The scale isn't changing, so it is not an issue of scale based displays. Any thoughts?
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An interactive, animated deliverable (i.e. in PDF)? How?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make something like this: http://tipstrategies.com/geography-of-jobs/ But in the form of a deliverable? Like a PDF? I'd like to make something similar that I could ...
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How to OCR topographic maps

I have old topographic maps that I have scanned and converted into PDF in Acrobat XI 11. I need this PDF to be text-searchable (not mere image). To do this I tried text recognition in Acrobat but it ...
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ESRI Javascript - Print Task GP Service - Symbology Issue

I am using the ESRI js API, and using a python GP service to run a print task to PDF with custom layouts. This works great, except when i have any map service enabled in the map. The layer in the ...
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Batch exporting suites of similar maps in ArcGIS 10.1 / 10.2

I work for a flood risk consultancy where one of the most common outputs from our projects is a suite of maps created in ArcMap 10.1 / 10.2 showing the results of our hydraulic model simulations. We ...
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ArcObjects - Export map to PDF - graphics not appearing

I'm having an issue with our ArcObjects code for exporting a map to PDF. There is a section of code that adds graphics on to the map (polygons, lines, text etc). This seems to work fine for the first ...
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QGIS: georeferencing report: tail cutted off

I'm using QGIS 1.8.0-2 to georeference some old maps and want to report residuals and other information via the PDF report function of the Georeferencer tool. If there's too much information, it's cut ...
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Can ModelBuilder be used to export different versions of the same mxd with various constraints?

I am currently trying to use modelbuilder to go through each row in an attribute table, select the streets that intersect the polygon (which is the row in the attribute table), zoom to the selected ...
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ArcGIS map export is exporting some features but not others

I feel this is pretty simple but I haven't had much success searching for an answer and I'm also running out of time so I'm resorting to asking here. I am trying to export a map with the exact same ...
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gdalwarp not clipping neatline properly

I have a PDF file (10mb) which contains a NEATLINE polygon in metadata. $ gdalinfo I5601_GeoPDF.pdf Driver: PDF/Geospatial PDF Files: I5601_GeoPDF.pdf Size is 5906, 3543 Coordinate System is: ...
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pdf google maps export

In my php+postgis+geoserver+OL application I have to export a map in a pdf file. This map has two layer: the base is a google map layer and a vector layer as overlay. Is there a way to make a pdf ...
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MapServer: Output angled label with Cairo/PDF

We're trying to output a PDF with the Cairo driver. When printing a label with ANGLE set to follow, auto or an attribute, it fails regularly. Has anyone experienced this before? A solution or ...
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zero-kb pdf file from arcmap

I have been having this problem too often. My only fix is to shut down arcmap and restart. I can't find why it is happening. Anyone else see this? export to pdf watch it go all the way through and ...
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Converting a PDF to an Elevation GeoTIFF with QGIS to be imported into Drone Deploy

Is it possible to convert a PDF drawing of a final grade plan, using QGIS into an elevation GeoTIFF to be imported into Drone Deploy?
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Getting lines across Legend symbol in ArcMap export to PDF?

I am encountering an issue with an item in the legend when I use a page size of 36x48 for exported PDFs. The item, a library symbol, appears to have lines going through it. It looks fine with smaller ...
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What it means when choosing a “dpi” when exporting a PDF map in ArcGIS?

I'm trying to understand something when exporting map as PDF file in Esri's ArcGIS for Desktop. The ability to choose paper size. The ability to choose DPI. Thought that those are printer parameters....
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Removing erroneous symbology bands from export?

Every time I export my mxd to PDF (or jpeg, EMF, ai, gif, etc) or print to PDF, I am getting a band of symbology across the page (orange lines across picture). I found this article on how to fix ...
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PDF print from Access with picture

I have a problem with PDF print in Access. I have a data base with more than 10 Fields, one of the fields is the address to the picture. Every record have own picture.When I want to print all records ...
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Moving .pdf as a raster freely without referencing in QGIS

If I import a .pdf as a new raster layer, but the referencing is off. Is there a tool in QGIS to grab and hold on to the pdf so i can move it freely to my desired location without having to worry ...
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Invalid MXD while trying to convert MXD to PDF using ArcPy?

I am trying to convert an MXD using a script from this link https://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=4ddd1323ae0d4ebe8f8250992faab0f4 When I run the script I get the following error: Invalid MXD ...
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Export to PDF and Print to PDF not working 10.4.1

Has anyone had issues with shapes not appearing when exported to PDF or Print to PDF? This has been happening a lot lately and I don't understand what the issues is.
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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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Iterating folder of shapefiles using ArcPy and exporting mxd to PDF

I'm new to Python and just created a hard coded script for the process I want, and it works. Right now it calls on the one of three shapefile I have in this map document. I want it to do the same ...
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Keep high resolution on image export?

I'm currently trying to export a PDF from an image service that we have hosted. The imagery looks great within Arcmap, but the exported imagery looks really rough (coarsened). Does anyone know what ...
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Getting dataframe extent from a polygon and exporting to PDF issue

I created a script to get the extent of a polygon, apply it to the data frame extent, and then export the layout as a PDF. However, I'm not getting any errors but the script is printing out at 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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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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How to edit layers in layered PDF?

I was wondering whether it is possible for a layered PDF created by MapInfo to hide the label of a layer in the layer list of the PDF, to prevent the user from altering the visibility of the layer, ...
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Writing PDF anchor point into text element of layout using ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro?

I am currently working on an application that uses ReportLab to assemble PDF reports that include maps and tables (both created using ArcMap and ArcPy) and that application may soon be converted 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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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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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 ...