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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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Export QGIS print layout to PDF from script or command line [duplicate]

The "GUI way" of exporting a map to a PDF in QGIS's layout manager is known to be Layout -> Export as PDF .... I wonder if there is any way to do this the CLI way. Either from a python ...
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Export map with legend using OpenLayers 6 [closed]

I would like to export a map with a legend in the same PDF using OpenLayers 6. I searched in the OpenLayers documentation but got a map without a legend. How can I do this?
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Exporting multiple maps on rendercomplete in OpenLayers

I have this project where I have 4 different maps next to each other. These maps have different layers on top of them so they can be compared. Now I want the user to be able to export those 4 maps to ...
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Why does ArcGIS Pro write a PDF file with some basemap images visible while other basemaps are not, depending on layout paper size?

I'm using ArcGIS Pro 2.5.1 The single layout in the aprx has four map frames, three small ones nested inside a large, whole-page map frame. When I export to PDF (or to EPS, then Distiller to PDF) the ...
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WMS Server Imagery not exporting to pdf

I'm creating a map in ArcMap 10.6 and I'm having trouble exporting it to a PDF. Everything exports fine to PDF except for some SPOT imagery that I've loaded through a WMS Server. The imagery displays ...
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Streaming Raster layer does not export with map at large paper size

I have a layer in an MXD which is a streaming raster layer from a web tile service, it is a mosaic. If I output the map as a PDF at Arch C size or smaller the raster shows up in the PDF fine, if I ...
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Batch exporting individual MXDs to individual PDF files using ArcGIS Desktop?

I need to pdf several mxds into their individual pdfs and am hoping there is a quicker way to accomplish that other than opening each file individually and exporting individually. Data Driven Pages is ...
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Exporting ArcMap file to PDF with all layers

Below I posted pictures of my arcmap layers and PDF export. My map is measuring sea level rise so all my layers are rasters. How would I export my ArcMap with my layers so I can turn it on and off in ...
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Using PyPDF2 in PyQGIS 3!

I use PdfFileMerger from PyPDF2 in a plugin that I want to migrate from qgis 2 to 3 but it seems that this lib doesn't exist in qgis 3 (python 3.6). How I can do this?
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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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Generating OSM map without HTML rendering but PDF rendering with iText?

Is there a way to create an OSM map by a java bean, without displaying it in a web page, but instead stamping it inside a PDF which is generated with iText 5? In my case, I want to generate kind of a ...
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Add multiple pages within ArcGIS Pro layout?

I'm creating a 6 page Map-Series enabled PDF document. The first page has a map frame and dynamic text boxes all linked to a map series layer/attributes. The remaining 5 pages contain static text ...
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Merging pdf pages with vector layers in the backend

I've setup an openlayers instance on a webpage which can load static images. These images are actually the pages of a PDF you can upload. There is a pagination option on it so users can navigate ...
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Layers left off when running python via Windows Task Scheduler

My python script generates a number of PDFs from different mxds. If I run the script from Pythonwin everything works great. When I run the script via windows task scheduler it leaves off layers that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Geotagged HTML Pop in PDF

I am using ArcGIS to add geotagged images as points to a map which allows me to click on the point and an HTML popup comes up with the photo. http://www.esri.com/news/arcwatch/0912/import-geotagged-...
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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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Preventing shapefile lines becoming rasterized when exported as PDF by ArcGIS for Desktop?

In ArcGIS for Desktop some Line feature shapefile becomes raster when exported as pdf. In exported PDF the line features layer is not present as it becomes raster. The line features are mixed with ...
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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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Accessing AddInContent PDF Document

I'm converting a COM Extension to an Add-In. The old extension installed a PDF alongside the .dll and an Command in the extension start the PDF Viewer process (using Process.Start(pdflocation). I'm ...
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Is it possible to create a standalone python script to export “layout” to pdf?

I have a python script that successfully runs from ArcMap 10.2. I was wondering if it would be possible to rewrite it so that it is a standalone script that prompts the user for the shapefile and then ...
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Passing extent from web map to PDF for integration?

I'm trying to figure out whether I can take an extent (or coordinatess with a Zoom level included) to a PDF in order to author a PDF that displays both GIS and report-styled business data? Is this ...
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Overlaid raster gets shifted around when printing to pdf or when resizing graphics device with mouse

I've spent the past couple of days learning how to use the maps, raster, and rgdal packages to create nice images, but I'm running into trouble when trying to make pdf's for actually presenting. I'm ...
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Export WebMap using PrintTask Failing Silverlight API

I am using a custom tool to export a webmap to PDF. The tool works successfully through ArcGIS 10.1. The problem crops up when consuming the tool through my Silverlight application using PrintTask. ...
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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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Can I add KML to a georeferenced PDF and retain georeferencing?

I would like to be able to take a KML file and combine it with a georeferenced PDF so that the KML data shows on top of the georeferenced PDF map within the PDF file. I have read that i can add .shp ...
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Is there a way to maintain map tips and/or actions in an exported PDF using QGIS?

I am working on a project that displays the locations of a group's projects in a city. I have it set up now so that map tips shows the name of the project and location when you hover over the point. I ...
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Why does QGIS fail to include authentication manager overlays when using standalone exportToPDF?

I have an existing layout and I'm trying to export it to PDF from a standalone script after the data is updated automatically. If I open QGIS and export all is good but when I call it from Python I ...
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Export from a GIS database and automatically populate an external document

I'm using a standard database based on ESRI polygon shapefile with 30 fields. The database is diverse with records from text values to long integer and double numbers. The records from the database ...
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Layer missing from arcpy PDF export on first iteration only

I have a script that will iterate through a folder of data driven page mxds and export only the correct page for each. It has previously worked without a problem (I wrote it a couple years ago and use ...
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Integrating Google Earth into PDF

I was wondering if anyone knew of any plug-in or way to integrate google earth into a PDF so that someone viewing a document on another device, that doesn't necessarily have Google Earth installed ...
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Do the same as File>>Export Map>>Save as PDF with a Python command in ArcGIS

I have a Python script to apply IDW interpolation over different datasets, so that the results are several rasters in format .aux. How can I save automatically in the Python script what appears in ...
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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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How to fix this Heatmap script from failing SQL expression (integer/string?) using arcpy (ArcMap 10.5)?

I have a heatmap script that will eventually print 10 PDF maps. At the moment it is failing at the SQL expression in the Make Feature Layer right before Kernel Density Raster creation because the ...
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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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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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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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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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Using ArcReader for printing to PDF?

At my job, most people have ArcReader and the 2 GIS staff will create PMF for people so they can use them for projects and reporting. Lately we've been having an issue where the ESRI basemaps will ...
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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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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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