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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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QGIS Atlas with fixed scale not printing all polygon

I have a QGIS Atlas generated map and I have a question. I have polygons (coverage layer) that are printed in just one "piece". So, I have these 2 polygons When I am in Atlas he is printing ...
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QGIS doesn't like the number 6?

Something seems to be wrong with the layout manager/export function, leading to some weird error that it misses exactly one line string (in this case: the number "6") in the finished PDF/...
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PyQGIS: moving legend with changed reference point

I am trying to create a print layout using PyQGIS. As part of that, I want to move my legend to the bottom right corner of the map, using the lower right corner of the legend as the reference point. ...
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print layout for map bug

I want to create a map with legend and so on but when I actually press New print layout and then I add a map I have a blank (see img attached). Is anyone does know why? enter image description here
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Text based template language/engine for generating a report from a QGIS project?

I know of Print Composer, Print Layout, Atlas, etc. but I would prefer something quite different. I want to write a template in pure text, similar to using Latex for a report, using Markdown for ...
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Saving a map from a new print layout pane in QGIS

I have created a map with different layers, labels, scale bars, a north arrow, a legend, an overview pane, and other modifications. It took a long time to produce this map within the 'New Print Layout'...
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QGIS Print Layout expression for selected features in project

I have a selected feature in the project that is symbolised differently. I can see it in the print layout, but the is_selected expression returns a false. I need to label only this feature in a text ...
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QGIS Print composer bitmaps everything

I have been exporting maps as PDFs for some time now, and now, all of a sudden, the Printcomposer "converts" everything (except the North arrow and the scale bar) to a single bitmap, ...
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"array_agg" function for label in atlas by inserting an expression in QGIS

I want to put a label on the atlas, to know which points correspond to each student for a data survey. That is to show me for each student a list like this --> [252, 254, 271] In the attributes ...
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Drawing lines that overlap inside the perimeter using QGIS

I want to make a map, with two plots. I want to draw them only with a line along the perimeter of each one, with different colour. My problem is that when the lines overlap, only one colour is showed. ...
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Adjusting size of North Arrow with rotation in QGIS Print Layout

I'm trying to fix the size of my north arrow with 20mm x 20mm. My problem is when my map has a rotation, the arrow is smaller (due to the inner box). So I'm trying to set the size of my box with: 20*(...
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Locking a WMS layer in QGIS

When I switch between layout view and print composer view, the generation of my WMS layer appears to change, specifically, the text is barely readable. I assume the call for the WMS layer is a larger ...
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Embed Font Awesome icons in QGIS layout HTML Frame

I'd like to embed some Font Awesome social media icons into a QGIS 3.16 layout, using the "HTML Frame" element ("Add HTML" tool). How would I go about either: Embedding web ...
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Timestamp in Layout Manager

I have temporally varying data that I am trying to show as a map in the Layout Manager, which I have done successfully as shown in the left. The intent is not to create a dynamic video, but simply ...
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Portrait and landscape orientation layout in QGIS [closed]

I want to print portrait and landscape maps on a single page. Is there any expression to do that?
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Modify label size of the QGIS basemaps at layout map printing

I am trying to print out multiple maps in QGIS 3. Each map contains a few points, and should have context information from the basemap such as city names/road names, etc. somehow helpful to find ...
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Option to create north arrow missing in QGIS map layout (v 3.4.3)

I am giving a QGIS course. Both of my students, working with QGIS version 3.4.3 (Madeira), do not have the option to add a north arrow to their map canvas in the map layout. I cannot figure out why ...
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Overlaps between markers and labels

I've created an Atlas in which I use a duplicate of a polygonal layer. The father is showed as polygonal coverage, the child is showed as marker on polygon's centroid using Centroid Fill in Symbol. I'...
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Categorising symbology using more than one feature

In my line of work I receive excel spreadsheets with records of notable/protected species in a particular area. I would like to style them so that the shape denotes their Taxon Group, and their colour ...
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How to print numbers per categories of a layer in QGIS Atlas generator?

What I want to achieve is based pretty much on this solution but with the sum and a category text per category. So instead of writing [% aggregate( 'layer','sum',"category_txt", filter:=&...
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How to lock a particular band from multiband raster layer for the map item in the QGIS layout

I have the multiband raster of time-series data and created a layout with multiple map items. I set the the particular raster band for a particular map item and Lock layers. However, when I export ...
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Create map layout with extent and page size same as a given feature

I want to create print layouts from a QGIS project, each highlighting some region of interest. For each of these regions of interest I have a polygon in a vector layer. So my desired workflow would be:...
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Automation of attribution data in print layout

I am trying to automate the addition of attribution data in print composer / layout manager for multiple layers contained in a project (using QGIS 3.16). The aim is to present all attribution data as ...
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QGIS How to change display name of layer in legend using layer metadata?

In the Layout Manager, I want to change for a selection of layers the name displayed in legend without changing the layer names. I am using QGIS 3.16 I am getting the legend entry names from the layer ...
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Removing extra space at top of the legend in print composer from Python console in QGIS

I have a legend with no title but there is still a large white space above the layer/subgroup title that I would like to remove. I tried using legend.setTitle("") and legend.setStyleFont(...
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pyqgis - removing item node from legend in composer [duplicate]

I have a layer with a categorized symbology by field. I need to add a legend of it into composer and remove some nodes ('malls' as an example). It can be done manually like this: And I need to ...
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Displaying video in QGIS Print Designer

I would like to know if it is possible to view a video in the QGIS Print Designer I have tried to do it using the Html video tag, but not possible. I wonder if it is possible to build a video player ...
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Setting page margins for SVG map export in QGIS Print Composer

Is there a way to setup the print composer so that when you export your map to SVG it cuts everything that's out of the page margins? Everytime I export my map to SVG (my page is 240x180mm), when i ...
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Restrict automatic resizing of labels in Layout view

I'm trying to make choices, like the size of the labels of my contour lines in symbology. I have my layout view open so I can make changes in symbology and see what I'm going to print. When I export ...
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Displaying an attribute name in the print composer in QGIS

I'm using QGIS 3.16 Hannover and I've got a vector layer of provinces with animal species names as attributes. If the species has been detected in the province, the value of the attribute is X; if ...
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QGIS, Print layout, same UUID on two pages

I am trying to display the same UUID on two pages. I would like to assign the two pages clearly. My procedure so far: Page 1, a label field with the following expression: 'ID: '[% uuid() %]' On page ...
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QGIS print layout - export legend items to Excel

I have the well-built legend in the QGIS print composer, as my project includes more than 20 layers. Because the legend in front layout doesn't match our legend patterns produced in Excel I am ...
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Understanding QGIS 3 Print Composer Text Size in Attribute Tables

I'm trying to bottom align an attribute table in print composer. Therefore I want to calculate the height of the Table and adjust it's size accordingly. From my understanding the height of a cell ...
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Export QGIS layout as georeferenced PNG image with PyQGIS

I am using PyQGIS to export a map layout like this exporter = QgsLayoutExporter(layout) settings = exporter.ImageExportSettings() settings.dpi = 100 path = 'C:/data/test1.png' exporter.exportToImage(...
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Remember the last expanded property in QGIS Print Layout

While working with QGIS Print Layout, I usually set a property for an item (for example, "Position and Size" for "Map" item), then select another item and set a property. After ...
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QGIS custom grid overlapping in printing layout

I've set my custom grid in the print layout. The problem is, that in one corner both values from X and Y axes overlap each other. I used the offset, as you can see below, but I am wondering how to ...
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Input content inside the object drawn in QGIS Print Layout

I have a multitude of rectangles drawn in my map composer. I have also separate text boxes for them. I am wondering about the possibility of including the text content for drawn rectangles or other ...
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QGIS - custom grid in printing layout not working

I would like to set my custom grid in the QGIS map composer. I tried these threads: How to create a custom coordinate grid in the QGIS 2.14.2? https://kartoza.com/en/blog/create-a-custom-reference-...
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Match map's borders to graticule in QGIS Layout

I'm using QGIS v.3.22.0. I've been going crazy trying to adjust a map size to match a graticule in the Print Layout. I don't want to have any squares cut in the middle. I don't want to adjust the grid ...
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QGIS Autosynchronizing of the main map canvas with 2 maps in the print composer

My situation looks like this: I would like to autosynchronize my QGIS map canvas with 2 maps in the print composer, where one map is detailed and another map on the right is general including the ...
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QGIS Print Layout doesn't show elevation labels

I'm trying to export a topographic map with elevation labels, but the Print Layout on QGIS is not showing the labels, only the lines. Why??? EDIT: I thought that was clear enough, but here are some ...
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Applying QgsExpression to item of layout legend using PyQGIS

I am using a print composer from QGIS using python. Inside a QGIS project (.qgz, QGIS version 3.18.3), I created a print composer layout called "mylayout" and added a map and a legend. I ...
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Grid of meridians and parallels from South Pole in QGIS print composer

In QGIS 3.16, I'm preparing a map of the emperor penguin colonies in the Antarctica, using the data from the Quantarctica project, but I'm facing a couple of issues with the grid created in the print ...
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Print composer custom table: Using contents of table fields in expression

I am looking for a way to - well, kind of use a custom table in the print composer like an excel sheet. I've used a custom table in my Print Layout to calculate values based on Atlas features. So far, ...
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Ortho imagery out of position in Layout

I'm creating various plots in QGIS using layouts. For some reason my ortho imagery, whether it be sourced from GeoTiff or WMS, is shifting independent of my linework in the layouts. Everything looks ...
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Adding more than one layers in Coverage layer in Atlas

Can more than one cover layer can be added to the Atlas from the Print Composer? I have a layer of polygons as a cover layer and it recognizes the different elements that make up this layer but now I ...
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QGIS empty window Print Layout and other options on MacOS 11.6 Big Sur

I'm working on QGIS (tried both version 3.16 and 3.22) and I'm experiencing problems when I need to do some operations with creating a Print Layout or selecting File format. When I click on "New ...
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Move labels in the Layout view of QGIS

Is it possible to move the labels in a fixed Layout (not in the MAP frame using the Label Toolbar)? Even with adding in advanced label functionality (all mapping programs) don't always get the labels ...
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QGIS - YXZ Image Changes during Export to .PDF -- WHY?

Hoping someone can educate me here. My XYZ Tile image changes during the export process from Print Layout to .PDF, .JPEG and .PNG (see screenshots). Why?? It might not seem like a big deal but I need ...
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Turn 'Map Redraw' off in QGIS print layout

Sometimes the print layout takes a long time to redraw if there's complex symbology and labelling in the data being shown. When editing the non map elements like the legend, scale bar, text ...
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