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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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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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Open specific page of a PDF using QGIS actions

Can anyone help me with the syntax to open a .pdf-file at a specific page using a QGIS action? For example, a 50 page pdf has the information of use at page 8, so invoking the action in the QGIS Map ...
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Showing all polygons with same ID with Atlas generation in QGIS

I want to create PDF-maps showing polygons/areas automated by using the Atlas generation. I have a SHP-file that contains polygons and every polygon/feature (in the attribute table) has an ID that I ...
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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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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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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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Viewing all road names when zoomed out

I am trying to view all road names when zoomed out at this projection in QGIS - ideally at a font size of about 2. I'd then like to export this as a PDF. Can this be done?
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Linking PDF file to a polygon shape with relative paths?

I´m looking for a solution to connect a specific PDF file to each polygon in my shape and to create an action to open the PDF. Relative paths are required. I am aware many people already asked this ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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QGIS 2.18.15 crashes when printing to pdf from Mac?

I'm a beginner in QGIS. I've tried printing a vector project (not too large) to pdf but the program crashes every time. Here is some of the information provided by the crash report generated by my ...
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Using qgis python to create a PDF output with print composer to only show the attribute table

I'm attempting to show the information of a given vector layer that I have by creating a PDF file that shows the attribute table of that same vector layer. The problem I have is that currently I get ...
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Export WMS layer to PDF using Openlayers and Geoserver

I'm trying to replicate this https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/export-pdf.html pretty simple, you press the button and whatever is on the map gets exported to a pdf file, I tried copying 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Layout misshapen when export to PDF in Arc GIS 10

I want to include an Excel table in my ArcMap Layout which is working fine as long as I won't print to PDF. If I export the map to PDF the table looks like this: There are a lot of weird characters ...
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Data copied from Excel to ArcMap layout view not exporting?

I prefer to use excel to make legends as I find it quicker than using ArcMap. Occasionally in some projects when I copy these in they appear fine in ArcMap, but some aspects don't export. ArcMap ...
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Why is the vector style in the PDF export different than in print composer? [closed]

I'm exporting a map to PDF in the print composer. See the map in the print composer As you can see, the top map is different from the bottom; the top has 10 tracts shaded in, the bottom has 6. Now ...
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ArcMap PDF export not correct size?

Can anyone lend a hand with what I'm doing wrong here? I'm trying to get a 92x92 (because it's the biggest I can seem to setup) PDF to come out of ArcMap 10.1. I'm in layout view, set 92x92 in the ...
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How to export maps with PNG images with transparent background to PDF? [duplicate]

On the Data View in ArcGIS 10, I have some polygons and one PNG image (wind rose) with transparent background. When I export what is showing on the screen to PNG, the compass appears in the output. ...
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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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ArcMap Export PDF vs arcpy Export PDF scale differences

I'm experiencing differences from exporting features to PDF from within ArcMap and using a stand alone python program. Basically, I'm selecting a feature from a layer, zooming to the selected extent, ...
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Problem about exporting the project

I'm working on a project using QGIS. I have 3 layers in the project, city boarder, the location of the natural monuments, and a layer as background card. I am going to have these three layers in my ...
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Georeferenced labeling

I have a problem with ArcMap that somehow affect georeferencing. So I have three layers, two with .lyr and one is a raster data. The two .lyr datatypes are a border and cities with names. I ...
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How to get DXF to show up in the right spot?

I just followed the advice of this forum post in order to export the vector layers of a PDF for usage in ArcMap. The map vector layers in the PDF were spatially referenced. I was able to export the ...
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PDF Export in ArcGIS Pro producing corrupt file?

When exporting an ArcGIS Pro layout containing PNG images (e.g. Logo, Photo or Chart), I cannot open the generated PDF file. Export works fine without the image. It does also not work when using a ...
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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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Large Export Issues - QGIS 3.2.2

Still pretty new to GIS, but Ive been working on assembling a map with ~20 vector layers over the past couple of weeks. Its finally to a point where Im ready to export. Ive been experimenting with ...
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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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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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Is there a way to automate PDF reports in Grass GIS through the web?

I am an experienced programmer, but new to GIS. My question: I would like to automate the creation of PDF reports from a website, using Grass GIS. I've come across Web Processing Service (WPS) (http:...
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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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