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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Phantom grid lines in QGIS map layout

Using QGIS version 3.22.10 but noticed it previously in 3.14 LTR Issue: Grid lines appear on the map layout, however no grids are activated. What's been checked: ensured that no grids have been ...
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QGIS Layout Lock Extent data overide not working

I am trying to lock the layer extent and Scale in QGIS 3.22 composer. I have tried entering a value in the edit window set next to the extent values. Which to my understanding should be a data ...
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Random polygon color with rule based styling

I am using a rule based styling only to show certain polygon which match with below filter: "NAME_2" = 'Probolinggo' OR "NAME_2" = 'Kota Probolinggo' The layer has thousands of ...
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Changing the layer name in Legend for QGIS Print Layout with Python

My aim is to change the layer's name only within the legend - I want to leave the layer itself untouched. I tried multiple variants of X.setName(), both on the vector layer item, the map layer and the ...
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Add grid label to QGIS layout from shapefile

I have a GRID shapefile with calculated MGRS coordinates. I am trying to display them in the QGIS print layout and place them on the map edges. It will look similar to standard QGIS grid creation. Is ...
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Is it possible to show the attribution of a layer in QGIS print composer?

I'm working with QGIS 3.22.10-Białowieża. In my project, I'm using the ESRI Satellite tile basemap (through Quick Map Services plugin), which I would like to credit in the map. I've seen nothing about ...
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GetPrint Request cant fit objects into QGIS print layout map window

I encounter a situation where my print layout wont fit large objects inside map window. Before building this I thought that the size of map window will stay the same and fit every object inside it, ...
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How to print large OSM basemap in QGIS

I am very new to QGIS, and an active OpenStreetMap contributor. I would like to print a map to hang on my wall to help me coordinate mapping activities in my town. I have access to a printer that can ...
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Get the next feature in an atlas using QGIS

I use an Atlas, and I would like to to display several features per page. To reach this aim, I would love to be able to use a fonction like attribute( @atlas_feature + 1 , 'field_1') to get the next ...
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Grouping hierarchical content in QGIS legend: Rule symbology, split layers or?

I have a layer with different grouped elements. Lets say you would create an ice-cream-map, where polygons represent the dominant type. You could categorize the world firstly in cream and sorbet parts....
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QGIS: Better way to show extent of print composer maps in main canvas

I want to display the extents of print composer maps in the main canvas as polygons ("map footprints"). Currently I am using the geometry generator with the expression make_rectangle_3points ...
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QGIS Print layout - map scale changes after matching map extent to main canvas extent

I have the map canvas with the scale set at 1:3500. I've set exactly the same scale in the print layout. Unfortunately, every time when I drag the main map canvas and use the option "Set map ...
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How to add exponential symbol size bins to layout legend for single symbol symbology style

I am trying to add a list of exponential symbols for a legend entry that is not displaying as I expected in the print layout. For context, I have a list of earthquakes with magnitudes and I want to ...
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QGIS, hide header of layer group in print layout legend

Within the main QGIS window I group my layers in an attempt to have some sort of order within my project. When I come to create Layout and I want to add a legend I sometimes find that I want to remove ...
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Print layout legend item not displaying all attributes of a layer

I have created a layer of lithologies by using the Vector - Geoprocessing tools - clip function (to break down a huge file to a small file constrained by a tenement boundary). I then go to print ...
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Adjusting the scale of a scale bar

I need to make sure the scale bar i am using on this map on QGIS 3.22 is accurate. None of the tutorials available online teach how to check the accuracy of a scale bar, only how to set it and ...
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Identical print layout for multiple maps in QGIS

I am new to QGIS and can’t find the answer to my question anywhere online. Once I create a print layout which I am happy with, is there any way to use the same layout for other maps as well? I.e. use ...
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QGIS doesn't truncate labels of point features in print layout

I'm trying to create a map that is separated into two pages (say, a A3 layout). I want them to be exactly the same except of the range they cover, so I can later combine them into one larger map (A2). ...
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QGIS - Bubble size legend creating fine but messed up in print composer

I have a simple proportional bubble plot and want to add a size legend. I have had this working perfectly before but now in print composer the legend sizes are wrong and mis-aligned as shown below - ...
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Add layouts from templates using PyQGIS: the page orientation is not preserved

For each new QGIS project, I want to add a few layouts from prepared templates. All templates are vertically oriented (A4 portrait). Inspecting the templates (the XML contents), I can see a <...
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Symbology lettertype

Does anyone know how to increase the lettertype when I am working in the print layout to export it as an image? My symbology in my normal working mode I have lettertype 10 (which is big enough to read)...
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Get coordinates of a print layout item in QGIS

I would like to get the x value of a certain item from the print layout. In fact, my others print layout items depend of the position of this item, and this is why I would like to be able to get those ...
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Ordering/arrangeing shape polygons by size, without a CRS

I'd like to use QGIS to order/arrange polygons (or ideally, clipped rasters) from a map by area, to create an infographic diagram like this one I found online (sourced from https://www....
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How do you change Map scale interactively in Print Map Composer?

In QGIS's Layout window there are several zoom icons a Move Item Content tool. Is there a Zoom Item Content tool or mechanism? Or must one set the Map Item Scale explicitly in the Main Properties ...
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Generating discrete legend labels instead of default maximum and minimum label on single bar - QGIS 3.18 to 3.22

Question: I used a python script in QGIS 3.16 to generate a raster and subsequently a print layout with legends. I am trying to use the same script to build the print layout in QGIS 3.22. However, ...
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QGIS Print Composer: Legend expression is not showing like preview

As you can see in the screenshot below, I would like to combine (with concat) the legend label (@symbol_label) with the field "typ". The result should look like "06. April [#1]" ...
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Adding Lat/Long Coordinates to Frame in Print Layout

I am still learning how to use QGIS: I am making a map of a location in Antarctica, so I am using WGS 84/Antarctic Polar Stereographic coordinates (EPSG:3031). I have put the map into a print layout ...
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Add magnetic declination to print composer

Is it possible to let the QGIS print composer calculate the magnetic declination at the current map area and just display the value in the corner of the map? I have searched a lot but did not find any ...
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QGIS print composer: Extract segments of layer name to text box

I'm attempting to produce a series of maps in QGIS, each showing a different layer overlaid over the same region, each with an associated different title and legend to match each layer. I'm stuck with ...
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Filtering legend by Attribute in print composer

I have a map layer with two fields in the attribute table: "name" and "Type". I want to print a map with all variations of "Type" marked on it, but filter the Legend by ...
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How do I get a correct scalebar on multiple maps in a single map layout in QGIS?

I am making a map with two main maps and a single inset map for context. My scalebar appears to be showing the correct scale for the inset map, but when I add a scalebar to one of the main maps it is ...
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Can I use the function for 'decimal minutes with suffix' from the map layout tool (grid) in the field calculator of QGIS?

I want to generate a table of sites with GPS device conform position markers for field work and use the format 'Degree Minute with Suffix'. I see it is predefined in the 'Map Layout Grid' context to ...
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Set font with variable in layout

I'm using QGIS 3.16. I have a variable called Projet_font in my projet. My problem is in the layout composer, it doesn't seem to be possible to use this variable to set the font text? Here is as ...
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Extract query parameter from QGIS print request URL

I would like to extract a query parameter in a print request in a Qgis-Layout. But I did not find a way to do so (or any similar example). Let's say I have following URL: http://localhost/qgis/...
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QGIS - set custom default legend symbol for a layer

I am aware that I can change the symbol representing a layer in the legend manually. In order to save time I want to prepare a style which includes the changed legend symbol, while preserving the ...
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How to turn of grid in print layout in QGis?

do you know how to turn of this grid lines in print layout in QGIS? I turned off my grid lines, but I don't know how to remove them. @katagena What do you mean? @BERA Yes, it is. @bloigge It is .ecw ...
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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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