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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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How to add scale text in QGIS

I'm using QGIS 2.18.4, I wanted to add "scale text" but can't find the tool for adding the scale text on the composer. I only see an option of add text and not "scale text" as in other GIS Software ...
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Print Composer exporting different image with Thunderforest base map

I prepared a map in the Print Composer of QGIS. The scale of the map is 1:150,000,000. I imported the Thunderforest Pioneer base layer. At the scale I used, country labels do not show when working on ...
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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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How to show only selected features from a a layer in the QgsComposerLegend?

I have developed a custom qgis plugin. I have a button to export the map canvas in the form of image along with the legend. I came up with the following code for the legend: legend = ...
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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 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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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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Issues with atlas generator and labelling across maps/images

I have a lot of layers in my project and I am trying to use the atlas generator in the print composer to create a tiled map. Some of the layers have labels which have different configurations with ...
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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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Data-defined size legend QGIS and Map Unit symbol

In QGIS, I am making maps of the same project in different scale (global and local). To make my symbol looks alike in all scales, I've choose to use proportional symbol with a size in "map unit". ...
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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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Set page origin in QGIS Print Composer OR ArcMap Layout

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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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. ...
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Retrieving specific value from CSV layer to use in QGIS Expressions when conditions match current Atlas feature

I have configured an Atlas which is tied to a "ref_pln" column in a coverage layer. I also have a CSV layer with the columns "ref_pln", "attribute" and "value". I'd like to pull the value of "value" ...
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Moving symbols in Print layout, not in Main Window

I am working on production of Fire Evacuation maps. There are three assets, Fire Indicator Panel, Fire Mimic Panel and Emergency Exit that are located one very close to the other on a wall. They are ...
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QGIS Print Composer does not change from landscape to portrait orientation?

Using 2.10.1, I open a new Print Composer and immediately change the Page Setup Orientation from Landscape to Portrait. But the orientation of the screen does not change; it continues to display ...
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Newly added layers to QGIS 2.18 will not display in the print composer

I have an existing QGIS project that until today was just fine. I added a new shapefile to the project but these new data fail to display in the print composer. All other existing data in the ...
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Why are size-scaled symbols missing from map layout legend?

I have a designed a map using a scaled simple marker symbol. It is a rule-based design and symbol scaling is done by the siye assistant based on a field value for any of the rules in the same way. ...
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Style a feature in one layer based on an attribute in another layer in Print Composer Atlas

I have two layers; one is the foreground and the other a background. Both layers have fields containing similar values (field values in the foreground layer (mun_code) is also present in the ...
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Styling coordinates in QGIS's Map Composer [duplicate]

Is it possible to achieve the following style for coordinates in a map grid in Map Composer?
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How to use attribute table field name as the Output filename expression in Print composer?

I have several features I want exported as individual images. I am using Print composer and the export process was successful, but the output shows generic filenames like output_1.png: It obviously ...
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What does the 'Field' selection do in QGIS report composer?

In QGIS 3.4 report composer, when making a field group section, there is a selection under 'layer' labelled 'field'. Here, one seems to be able to select from all the fields in the layer. But as far ...
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Exporting high-resolution world map image from QGIS?

I'm trying to get some (very) large world map images (think 10k x 10k pixels etc), but can't seem to do it with QGIS. Manually adding smaller images to a larger one works (albeit slowly) for ...
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Re-using QGIS Atlas on similar projects?

I recently started using the Atlas feature on QGIS 2.18 and have a problem making it work as I want. More precisely I need to be able to easily reuse an atlas for a 100% similar project (same layer ...
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How can I summarize the values of a raster to make a clear legend? [closed]

I produced a relief map out of a ASTER Satellite Picture by using a colour ramp (Symbology -> band rendering). I want to make a map out of that in the Print Composer but the Legend is very confusing ...
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Using a custom font with the QGIS Composer

I have an issue with changing the font of a text zone in the QGIS composer. I have downloaded Roboto font and want to use it in my composer instead of Arial black. After installation I quitted QGIS ...
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Adjust label/symbol size in print composer automatically when choosing different scale for atlas

I am having trouble with my labels/symbols in the print composer and didn't find a solution here so far. I have a project with a certain area from which I have to create several layouts in the print ...
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Inserting title block when making print templates

I am creating a print template for some figures for a report. These figures will need a title block with all my company's details. Typically when I use it in surfer it is just a bunch of lines ...
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QGIS 3.4.5 Attribute table expression in print composer not working

I just upgraded from QGIS 2.18 to the latest stable release (3.4.5). I am trying to filter an attribute table added to a layout by using @atlas_pagename and I can see there is a match in the ...
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How to add a halo to a text in the composer?

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1
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How do you create a text-buffer in QGIS' print composer? [duplicate]

When creating a label you can create a buffer of another color around your text. Is there any way to do so in the print composer?
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How to lock the composer extent in QGIS?

Is there a way to lock the print composer view extent map? This is my print composer: If I change the scale bar in the canvas the composer change also. I try to use those options but with no success. ...
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In QGIS, the image in my print manager cannot be saved and only save one layer [closed]

When I try to save an image I made from my print manager in QGIS to my computer, it only seems to save part of it. Eg one layer is saved but another layer from the image isnt. How can this be solved??
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Printing only selected features in report QGIS 3?

My layer has more than 2900 elements, and I would like to release a map with 1 or 10 or 50 selected elements but never 2900 in the time. I can't select them other than visually (no column to identify)...
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Saving individual figures in Print Composer in QGIS 2

Can anyone tell me how to save individual figures in QGIS print composer that I can later go back and edit? Do I have to create a new print composer for each figure? I am using QGIS 2.18.9.
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Using continuous color band for raster legend in QGIS composer legend?

I'm looking for a way to insert continuous colour legend for a raster layer. I managed to create discrete symbols with values along the bar, but I would like to have a continuous bar with some values ...
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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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British National Grid Sheet Reference Letters in Print Layout

I have managed to get a custom grid on the print layout to convert northing and eastings (XY) to ESPG:27700 grid references i.e NS00 through to NS99. The problem I am coming across is when when NS99 ...
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QGIS Print composer scale problems

I'm having trouble printing a map with a desired scale. I set the scale to 1:100,000. The page size is 30x30 cm, therefore the real world map extent should be 30x30 km. However, as one can see with ...
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Display credit in map composer? [duplicate]

I am trying to publish maps from QGIS Map Composer. I would like to automatically add the credits of the background layers displayed in the composition (like OSM, Bing, ...) I am aware of such a ...
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Automating citation of data source in QGIS print composer?

I have 20 thematic maps with different sources like CITY PLANNING OFFICE, ENVIRONMENT OFFICE, AGRICULTURE OFFICE etc. Since I have many maps, I want to automate the data source citation of my ...
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How can I update only one map out of two maps in QGIS Print-Composer without updating the other map?

I have two maps within the map composer in qgis. Whenever I want to update one map it updates both maps. How can I prevent QGIS from updating the other map?
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How to insert multiple images in the Atlas in QGIS?

I have a layer of CROSS SECTIONS (34) and the same number of IMAGES correspondent of each section. In the cross sections layer I have a column named PHOTOS where I defined this field as "ATTACHMENTS > ...
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Auto update QGIS Legend

I have a project with many layers. Some layers are objects of interest while other layers are custom layers. Simplified example: Streets (polygon) Buildings (polygon) Street names (point) I created ...
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QGIS Map Composers missing

I am working with a project that resulted in the composition of five(5) Map composers, then suddenly when I transfer my whole project in a different computer all the Map Composers made was lost. what ...
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Proportional Circles QGIS 3

In QGIS 3 there is the possibility to illustrate proportional data like population with circle of proportional size with the "assistant" option. But once in the print composer section, there is an ...
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QGIS- how to prevent layers from appearing in legend on composer

My laptop (Lenovo x1) usually crashes When I add legend to a map composer in QGIS (QGIS 3.2 BONN). Problem is that all layers in the project will be "auto-updated" to the legend and this will get my ...