Questions tagged [pdf]

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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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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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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multiple graphics added to ArcGIS javascript API map are not printing (using MapExport) reliably

I combined samples for Printing with graphics https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/widget_print.html and labeling https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/jssamples/util_label_point....
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Mobile device GPS into a PDF Form

This is an issue I've been trying to solve for a while and am told it's not possible. I have made a PDF form with an input box for coordinates. As the form is for use on mobile devices, I would ...
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Which Writer do I need for PDF Documents in FME 2014?

I have successfully used the ImageFetcher transformer to download many images from a URL by using a JPG writer. Now I want to do this with PDF Documents, but have the problem that the Adobe 3D PDF ...
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Part of layer cut/disappears after exporting to pdf in QGIS

This is driving me crazy. The picture says it all: You can see whole layer in QGIS browser and Composer, but when i export to pdf some layers are cut. I have tried moving the cut layers to the top of ...
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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 ...
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Inserting PDF into ArcMap?

I get this error, when I try to insert a pdf file into ArcMap Layout view. I have clicked on Insert - Object - create from file, browsed the geo pdf and pressed ok. I get this error: Failed to ...
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How to make smaller ArcMap PDF for use in InDesign?

I frequently build reports that incorporate ArcMap maps. The maps are all exported in PDF format. I am finding that there are so many line segments in the map that importing them at times is almost ...
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How to make a polygon on QGIS based on a PDF image? [closed]

I'm trying to take an image out of a PDF and make a shapefile on QGIS. How can I do that?
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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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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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Portion of PDF missing in QGIS Export to PDF

I'm trying to produce a custom sized PDF (841 x 3567mm). The preview in QGIS composer looks fine but when the Export to PDF is completed I'm missing the bottom portion of the PDF image. The ...
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How to achieve proper alpha blending using GDAL command line tools only

With only using GDAL command line tools is it possible to avoid those white borders around edges of features? I am using gdal_translate to convert vector PDF to raster mbtiles (OGR is not recognizing ...
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Problem with QGIS print composer PDF export in CorelDraw X7

I'm having a recurring problem with exporting raster imagery in QGIS's print composer for use in CorelDraw X7 (for map styling). The problem has persisted for some time, through many releases of QGIS ...
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Layered PDF from QGIS - Layers can't be turned on/off

I was following this guide on producing a layered PDF from QGIS, but somewhere along the way I seem to miss something. Exporting layers via the composer into a svg works fine, also loading the svg ...
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Fetch\read extent of a georeferenced PDF file [closed]

How to read\retrieve the geospatial extent of a georeferenced pdf file ? Is this information stored as metadata with the PDF file ? is there any API in python or other language that can read \ fetch ...
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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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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?...
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Determining resolution of specific image in PDF document?

Can GDAL be used to determine the resolution of an image embedded inside a PDF? If not GDAL, is there another method? I'm using gdal_translate to convert TIF+TFW files into geospatial PDF. I know ...
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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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Clickable markers on PDF generated by qGis

I have created a map in the qGis print-composer with point-data. I would like to display the label of each specific point if a user clicks on it. What's the best way to achieve this?
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Bulk printing\exporting from ArcGIS for Desktop to PDF or JPG for 300 layers using same extent? [duplicate]

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop and I need to print\export individual maps of some 300 point Shape\layers (plant occurrences) to PDF (or JPG). Basemap extent remains fixed. Naming each Map with ...
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QGIS 2.8 (openSuse 13.1) pdf export with print composer not working

I'm using QGIS 2.8 with a openSuse 13.1 system. If I try to export a map (with openlayers-plugin active) with 120 dpi it works fine, but if I change the dpi setting to something higher (like 130 dpi) ...
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Is it possible to have a locked/different first page with QGIS Atlas printing?

It is possible set the first page of a QGIS Atlas different to the other pages? For example I want to create an Atlas document where the first page has a text introduction and a general map (not ...
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Labels with buffers creates bloated PDF file in Composer

I know this question has appeared before, but the earlier questions appear to be linked to the old labeling engine. I'm running qgis 2.0, which I thought uses the new-generation labeling engine. In my ...
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How to add a large inset svg or pdf in QGIS 2.3 print composer?

I have a 48x36 wall map that will include 5 large inset maps, the largest of which is almost 11x17. Due to a bug with html annotations, I need to export each inset individually then include them as ...
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GeoPDF Library for .NET or JavaScript

Anyone know of any open source .NET or Javascript libraries for creating GeoPDFs? I know of QuickPDFLibrary, but i'm preferably looking for something open source. I want to programmatically generate ...
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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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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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Is a pdf geospatial if the Adobe Reader Geospatial Location Tool doesn't write anything?

Does a PDF contain geographical coordinates if the Adobe Reader Geospatial Location Tool doesn't write anything? I mean that I am moving the mouse over the pdf and no latitude and longitude values ...
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How to link pdf to a shapefile?

I know that a lot of people asked already that question, I read all of the answers and have also seen all the videos, but I still don’t understand how to link a pdf file to an object. I have a huge ...
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pdf creator software to interface with Civil 3D

I've experienced a number of problems with various pdf Creator packages throughout my career, especially with different versions of AutoCAD I've used. For example, blobby, illegible text upon export ...
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Creating and serving pdf files from ArcGIS server 10.0

I am tasked with sending map data from the Flex client to an MXD then to serve that as a PDF to the client and/or a server side location. Creating the PDF isn't an issue, however, I am having trouble ...
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Combining PDFs in Folder using ArcPy for ArcGIS Pro?

This was able to combine two pdfs in a folder into one pdf, but unable to combine more than this. import arcpy, os # Set the workspace. arcpy.env.workspace = r"C:\Output" #Set file name and remove ...
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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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Export to PDF with Nepali (Preeti, Kalimati) fonts in ArcGIS 10.2.2

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2, created a map with Nepali (Preeti, Kalimati) fonts. Fonts not correctly displayed in exported PDF file. Any solution?
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Python script exports only first page of composer template

In a python Qgis plugin, with this code i create a pdf file, exported from a template generated with "print composer" tool: myMapRenderer = self.iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() # Load ...
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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 MapDocs from mxd file

New to Python. I have an mxd file file with three layers and one is a layer of elementary school boundaries. Goal: Make a pdf doc with a page for each elementary boundary. arcpy....
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Import vector PDF into MapInfo

Is it possible to import a PDF with vector layers into MapInfo as vector layers? If yes, how would I go about doing this?
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How to create a layered PDF document using MapInfo version 12.5

I am wanting to create an interactive PDF layer using a MapInfo workspace where by layers can be turned on and off in the pdf. I also have a large aerial image I would like included in the pdf . Any ...
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Why does my text symbol change when .mxd is converted to pdf?

I copied a small bit of text from a word document into a label which had the ' ← ' symbol in it (2190, alt+x). Whenever I export the map to a pdf, the '←' symbol becomes a spiral. If I make the ...
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Producing multiple map PDF from Excel file with each record being two lat/long pairs?

I need to produce multiple maps from a single excel file consisting of approximately 1,500 records. Each record contain two lat/long pairs (four points) and I need a PDF map of each record zoomed to ...
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Exporting layout in .pdf A3 size using PyQGIS?

I am using PyQGIS with GGIS 3. I'd like to export my map in a A3 size .pdf (so that my printer prints it directely in A3). How do I do that? I did not find the right settings for exporting the ...
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Line thickness for PDF export QGIS

I am trying to export my map project to vector format (i.e. PDF), but somehow cannot get my line thickness right. While a raster export (i.e. PNG) gives me exactly what I have designed, the PDF always ...
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Georeferencing non-projected pdf using bounding box in FME?

I have two similar looking and extend map files. Pdf -map (N4443) with vector but not projected and the raster tiff map (N4443) with projection. I need to georeference pdf-vector objects using tiff -...
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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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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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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 ...