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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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QGIS Print Composer PDF creation text issue

I am noticing some outline/shadows when I export my print composer to a PDF. Specifically the text within my legend looks as it does in the image linked below. Has anyone else had this issue or know ...
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QGIS Print Layout - Rotation of Grid Coordinates to match map rotation

I have a layout in QGIS where 3 map views are rotated to 35 deg. The grids automatically rotate to match the maps rotation, however the labels do not. Does anyone know a way to make the coordinate ...
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QGIS: Grid co-ordinates outside frame

Is there a way to prevent grid co-ordinates displaying if they will be outside the map frame in QGIS print composer? This seems to be a bigger problem with inset maps.
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Adding latitude/longitude coordinates of a map item in QGIS3 Print composer?

I can already create lat/lon or UTM grid in Print Composer but I was also asked about possibility to have a mix of both: 1) standard map grid using UTM - I can do this :-) and 2) latitude/...
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Print composer too many row in attribute table how to split in multiple frame?

In the print composer, I've only added an attribute table and different attribute columns. As I have too many row to display in a single page, I would like to split the table between different pages ...
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Print composer crashes (for no reason?)

I have a project with just an OSM topo map and want to export it via print composer with a scale and a frame. Very basic stuff. However, at some point when trying to get some ticks for lon and lat at ...
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Equal geographic coordinate grid intervals

Is there a way of creating an equal geographic coordinate grid interval in QGIS print composer? I tried editing the interval and offset but it does not give equal interval like 121°14'0" then 121°14'...
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Is there a way to automatically prevent the QGIS print/layout composer from letting grid labels overlap?

I am currently using QGIS 3.6.1 and have just discovered the magic of the Atlas functionalities. Unfortunately now that almost everything is automated I need to find an automated way for QGIS to know ...
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Creating a virtual layer based on a virtual field for dynamic selection in QGIS 3.4?

Working on a PostGIS database, I would like to send to the print composer the selected features only. I'v tried several methods including working with is_selected() expression but the only way that ...
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Exporting Transparent Background from QGIS?

I have QGIS version 3.4.3 which does not have print composer. I have a series of lines/tracks/boundaries, etc that are in a layer. I am trying to export that layer with a transparent background for ...
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Organization of the items that make up the layout / composer in QGIS 3.8

I'm making a map on compose. The amount of items was huge, difficult to organize. I wonder if there is any way to create item groups, such as folders and sub folders. See figure.
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QGIS - print composer legend default settings

In the QGIS user guide, it says The legend will be updated automatically if checkbox Auto-update is checked. When Auto-update is unchecked this will give you more control over the legend items. ...
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Setting separator of thousands in QGIS Print Composer [duplicate]

I want to create a map with a numeric scale. Is it possible to set separators between thousands, like 1:1.000.000?
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Adding a Dynamic Title in Print Composer

I am using QGIS 3.4.2 for a project with several layers, and a print composer with a generic legend for all. I would like to add a dynamic map title, that states the name of the displayed layer(s) ...
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Print composer issues- QGIS 3.6.2?

After upgrading my QGIS version to QGIS 3.6.2, I am facing several issues in the print composer: Symbol sizes don't show anymore in the legends. If I open the same files again in version 2.18, where ...
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Using QGIS variables within SVG graphics

If you use SVG symbols within QGIS you can use params like these so you can adjust properties interactively in QGIS: fill = param(fill) fill-opacity = param(fill-opacity) stroke = param(outline) ...
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QGIS styling a legend

I am a newbie working on QGIS 3.6 / Windows 10 I need to style a legend for map with headings and sub headings The main divisions of the legend item need to be subdivided into sub-classes i.e. The ...
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Any QGIS plugin to facilitate the creation of hiking maps?

There used to be this one https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/AreaPrinter-master/ whose description reads:: AreaPrinter simplifies the process of creating print composers for navigation-quality ...
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How to get a grid 500m x 500m on map composer

I need to make a map on map composer, with a grid layed on it which is 500m x 500m. however the only way I could find of doing this was by adding a grid to my map, found within item properties. This ...
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Creating LAT / LONG grid labels with Northing/Southing and Easting/Westing suffix in QGIS?

I´m using QGIS 3.6. I have my map as you can see below: I would like to have the labels in LAT / LONG coordinates like (40E ; -10S). Can you please tell me how can I do this? I saw: https://...
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Wrong scalebar for a map of Scotland

I am working on a project that focuses on Scotland. When I use the print composer to add a scalebar the scale is wrong. It shows 50 km for a distance that is probably around 200 km. Following the ...
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Display checkbox in QGIS composer

I created an atlas in composer with my results from site visit forms. I would like to display a checkbox with ticked or unticked state depending on my field value. I am thinking as a workaround to ...
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QGIS - points at the North and South Pole disappear in the composer

I am using QGIS 3.4 to produce maps of the Arctic and Antarctic with weighted points from a csv file. I noticed that I lose the points at the North and South Pole when I add the map in the composer. ...
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Parts of WMS layer are missing in layout export

I am having problems with the print composer. A successful printing do not always occur. In particular, if the scale is high (e.g. 1:1.300.000), it always fails. As you can see some parts of the map ...
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Print composer forgets layers and puts them in wrong order

I have a project that mainly consist of PostGIS tables, but also some shapefiles. All in all I have some 50 layers in use in the project. The last days, I have had problems with the print composer. ...
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How to select a specific print layout (by name) in QGIS 3?

I'm a real beginner in Python. I'm using a Python script to produce maps automatically. This script is working but it is failing in the last part: saving the current map with a specific print layout. ...
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Using print composer name in a label

I want the title (a label) of my map in print composer to automatically contain the name I've given the print composer and also the date that it was created. For example I want it to say 'Really cool ...
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Map frame in the map composer doesn't show the project layers when the size of the map is too large. Small size maps work fine [closed]

I drew a map in QGIS print composer, but it does not render my layer from the QGIS project. When I reduce the size of my map it works. Here are two pictures to illustrate my issue. Why is that and ...
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Find orientation of rectangle in PostGIS for QGIS composer

I am storing rectangle in my DB in order to automatize the creation of technical maps of a networks. I am creating these maps in QGIS using the print composer. Many of these rectangles are oriented (...
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QGIS 3.4, Why doesn't MapBox look the same ion Map canvas as in Layout? [duplicate]

When I export, the basemap looks completely different. And then Exported as .jpeg: Have asked MapBox and they don't know.
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Is the PDF rendering engine in QGIS atlas reports the same as for single page reports?

I’ve recently created a set of atlas maps in v3.6 that display contours. When I render a single page as PDF it obeys the rule based display settings (for index and intermediate contours). If I run ...
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Deleting text from Map Items in QGIS print composer?

I have been using QGIS for some time, and what I am experiencing is not something that I have had issues with before. It appears to be a gitch. I created a map in QGIS 3.6.2. Then, I exported it as ...
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Grid lines and text together with Atlas. Problems with some scales for each map

I'm having trouble using the "Grids" option in the QGIS 6.3 composer layout. If I define the Interval units in Centimeters the coordinates on the map (text) are NOT referenced to the coordinate ...
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Geometry generator in print composer

I am trying to create folding marks in the QGIS-print composer. Basically they are just markers along a line - with the twist, that the spacing is not even. I want to avoid having to create several ...
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Why are the labels not showing when I load a .qml file in a standalone pyqgis script?

The first image is the final output that I have when I run my standalone script. The second Image shows the grid that I made and the sample labels that I want to put on my final output. I saved the ...
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Where is Composition ‣ Paper and Quality panel of QGIS? [duplicate]

A right-click on panel doesn't bring this up and not listed in View/Toolbars or View/Panels ... have a very specific page size so really need to change from default A4.
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Managing space in columns in QGIS legend

Is there a way to set up a legend so the group name spans multiple columns in QGIS print composer? Trying to set up a legend where one of the items is split into columns, but the group spans the ...
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Is it possible to print a map in PyQgis3 of a database table without rendering the layer in the project gui?

There is a way to print a map using pyqgis3 without rendering the vector layer in the project interface? (by giving just the connection to the table, the map extent and the style )
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Is it possible to see the selected geometry in the map composer? And change the appearance of them?

I have QGIS 3.4.4 Madeira. I would like the selected geometry to be seen in the map composer, but I can't find the way to do it. Also, I would like to change the appearance of the selected geometry, ...
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Adjusting QGIS 3.6 Print Composer default output resolution? [duplicate]

When exporting a print layout to image or PDF in QGIS 3.6, the default resolution is 300dpi. I'd like to change that default. There's an analogue question here: Adjusting QGIS Print Composer output ...
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Scale of shape in a Print Layout

I am making an atlas with a fixed scale, and want to include circles with a fixed radius (in scaled kilometers) about the center point in the atlas (see image below). I was able to do this by ...
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“You Are Here” symbol for maps in QGIS

This is a very generic map production question in QGIS. I am trying to add a "You are here" symbol in QGIS layouts for a fire evacuation map like this one below? There are more than one "You Are ...
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Changing local coordinate system to WGS84 in QGIS print composer?

I have composed a map where shapefiles, points etc. all are in local coordinate system (l-est). Is it possible to convert it to common WGS84 system? So that in printed map there are coordinates 23....
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How to change text color in QGIS 3 composer label when render as HTML

I try to set a label with black background, a first line of text in green (exactly rgb(125,185,0) ) and the other line in white. In QGIS 2.18 setting the background black, the font color white and ...
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How to create an index map of atlas features in QGIS 3?

I realise that this question has been asked before (Making overview with linked detailed maps in QGIS?), however I am still unable to figure out how to create an index map of atlas features in the ...
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QGIS print composer - Legend columns not aligning when title is deleted

I want a simple legend without a title and with 2 items side by side. I can't find an option to turn the legend off so have just deleted text from the Legend title box. I select Columns (2) - Equal ...
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Set page origin in QGIS Print Composer OR ArcMap Layout [closed]

Working on QGIS 3.6.1 I am reproducing an ArcMap Layout in Print Composer. This is basically pretty straightforward, but I need to recalculate the y-position of each map element, because in QGIS Print ...
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Automatic sheet size in text label in QGIS

I'm in Print Composer and want to develop a template. In that template, I would like to add a text Label which automatically represents the size of the sheet in the format "Sheet size: 841x1189". ...
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Align content in an attribute table to the bottom of the frame

I have an attribute table in a page in one frame with a certain dimension (width/height). The content of this table is not enough to fill the height of the frame and is aligned to the top. Is any of ...
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Showing some feature in text label in Print Composer from Print Layout itself in QGIS 3.4.5

I was wondering if there is some expression that I can insert in a text label QGIS print layout that will allow me to print for example coordinates of the map inserted in the print layout itself. ...