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Questions tagged [print-composer]

Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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How do you turn coordinates vertical in Map composer?

When using map composer in QGIS, there is the option to `Draw coordinates'. once selected, the coordinates are situated in the horizontal position (as seen below). Does anyone know how to align the ...
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QGIS - label placement in print composer

I have managed to do manual placement of labels in QGIS 2.18 so that they are all showing without overlapping. However, when I create the map in print composer the labels do not stay in their same ...
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Is there any way to use only distict values to iterate as atlas features in QGIS?

I want to iterate several maps using the atlas feature of the print composer in QGIS 3.4. The field I want the maps to iterate over has several duplicate values (ie several features belong to the same ...
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Using QGIS print composer control?

I'm using QGIS 3.4.1, and I used Openlayers plugin to download several maps of my interest, and downloaded SRTM data and added as a raster layer. They are all aligned based on same CRS reference. Now, ...
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Qgis Print Composer Could zoom and maintain scale

I am trying to make Qgis Print Composer zoom to feature and maintain a scale of 2500. However, the scale could not be maintained. It is showing a different scale for different page sizes. Below is ...
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Print composer will not show maps when reopened

I completed a print composer project, locked layer and layer style files and locked the map, then saved the print composer, then saved the complete project. I closed QGIS and when I opened the ...
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Layout Composer Text Box Expression - isolating names from project file path

In QGIS 3.X, I'm attempting to use an expression in layout composer to automatically input the client and project name into a text box. The details are always present in the file path to the project ...
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Attribute Table Print composer columns

I'm using QGIS 2.18.3 (Las Palmas). I added the attribute Table in my print composer and would like to display it in 2 column (I have around 50 Cities I would like to display. Instead of having one ...
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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Exporting maps in QGIS 3.4 with different proportion than A1 [duplicate]

As a default, in the 3.4 QGIS print composer the maps are made with an A1 proportion. The A1 relation is 841 mm Height to 594 mm Width. Is it possible exporting a map with some other relation?
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Composer map needs to reset extents each time

I have several maps that are regularly updated and am now having a problem that has only recently begun - each time I reopen a composer to re-PDF my maps, I have to reset the map extents. All of my ...
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Create an attribute table with coordinates vertices in QGIS

I need to create, in a map layout, an Attribute Table item containing the Map Sheet vertices values in different coordinate reference systems, controlled by the atlas (Coverage Layer = Map sheet), as ...
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Adding coordinate system to layout in QGIS composer?

I would like to know if there is a way to add a dynamic coordinate system field into a QGIS composer layout. I can use an expression to add many items such as document name, file path, etc but I can;...
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How to export a map with a transparent background in QGIS?

I have gone into Composer and specified the page background to be transparent. It still comes out white. Is there a solution?
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QGIS - Legend Columns - Uneven distribution of legend items

I'm working on a legend in QGIS 3.2 but cannot figure out how to get a set of legend items to distribute across 3 columns, but with an uneven number of rows. For example I have 9 items that display ...
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Using atlas in QGIS?

Running on Mac OS. I am using a composer template that I have used in the past with this version of QGIS (3.2) that uses an atlas. Now it does not display the Atlas tab in the composer. The generate ...
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How is scale for print composer calculated?

Not really an issue, more of a theoretical/technical question. I'm doing regional maps with over 1500 km difference (~10 degrees of latitude) between lower/upper border of the map, and I noticed ...
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How to place a feature form in a composer on QGIS 3.x

Is there a way of displaying the form of a feature inside a print composer instead of a table atribute? ideally what I need is to show on the side of a atlas map the forms of the features inside the ...
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How to change page size in QGIS Composer

I've made a few maps in QGIS Composer and set them up initially as 8.5x11 page size. I want to begin with that layout and apply it to 11x17 page size. However when I change this in the Page Layout, ...
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Label background color depending on expression in QGIS print layout

I have a problem with the background color in a label in print layout in QGIS. I would like to set the color of the label to be dependent on the data from the attribute table. For example, when ...
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Print to PDF in QGIS 3.0 from layout cuts off a strip of the bottom and right hand sides

As per the title. It happens every time I export it through print to pdf. Doesn't matter if I choose "microsoft print to pdf" or "adobe pdf". My map is within the canvas dimensions. When I select ...
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Reset canvas match print composer QGIS 3

Is there a way to reset the map canvas to match the layers, or layers and styling from a "locked" print composer window? The lock layers, and lock layer styling buttons in QGIS Print Composer are ...
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Is it possible to pan the map in QGIS composer?

I am relatively new to the composer feature of QGIS, and often have difficulty getting the map centred exactly where I want it. In particular the area of interest often moves when I set the scale. Is ...
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Atlas map generation in QGIS using point layer only

I am trying to automate generating maps with Atlas using points only. As the snapshot shows the data points for each village is shown by a color. Every four villages fall under one health area. There ...
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How to print Bing Aerial maps in QGIS?

I need to create a big number of maps in QGIS for a breeding bird monitoring scheme. The Bing Aerial maps would be perfect as underlying layer as they have sufficient resolution and very nice ...
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QGIS Print Composer Templates

Whenever I launch QGIS 2.18.23 all my template print composers launch in the background without any prompting and I'm unable to close them How can I switch them off or close them?
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Print composer layout without opening project in GUI (no iface solution)

I would like to print some composers without open the files that contains them in QGIS. without using templates not using iface using, app = QgsApplication(sys.argv, gui_flag) app.initQgis() ...
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How to create text buffer in the legend- QGIS 2.18?

I work with this polygon layer and this is my map composer: I used the labels with Text Buffer (yellow and red), and I try to find how I can make the same text buffer in the layer name in the legend. ...
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Programmatically import new composer from template to project using PyQGIS

I am trying to find information about how to programmatically import new composer from template, but it is impossible. There is a lot of information how to print the composer to image, but not save ...
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PyQGIS composer map add raster layer

I try to follow this example to create a map using PyQGIS in standalone script. But in my case I don't have vector layer but I have raster layer. Here the code : qgs = QgsApplication([], True) ...
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Extra conditions in composer controlled by atlas

I want to create a map series controlled by atlas, but some of my features have very different scales. I want to insert a condition to never use a scale lower than X (for instance: 1:5000). Any idea? ...
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QGIS map composer changing legend position when exporting atlas as images

I am having an issue when exporting atlas map series to image. In each map the position of the legend is jumping around by a few cm. I have the position referenced under item properties to the bottom ...
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Shaping map inside QGIS layout?

I'm composing a print layout with a map on QGIS, and I'm trying to shape the map based on a layer. I have a layer that sets the limit of the study area, and I need to put on the layout only the ...
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Creating several maps showing different layers but same area using QGIS?

I know about the print composer's atlas generation tool, which allows users to create multiple maps that show the same layers/features but different geographical areas. What I am looking for is a ...
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Opening QGIS layout manager without opening QGIS

Is there as way to open the layout manager without opening QGIS interface for a certain project file?
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QGIS 2.8 Composer - extent overview not shown

I have a print composition with three maps: a general map (1), a medium-scale map (2) and my detailed map (0). I want a box showing the extend of map0, in map2. For doing that I block the layer ...
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Linking maps in QGIS composer?

I have three maps (data frames) in my QGIS composer and would like to link the size, rotation and extents of the maps so that when I 'move item content' or change the rotation in one of the maps it ...
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Mapbox WMTS layer in QGIS poor print quality

I've added a Mapbox WMTS layer to my QGIS project. However when I use the print composer and export my map the result is blurry / not sharp. The image in the print composer itself is sharp, it is ...
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Hiding polygons outside of current atlas feature in QGIS? [duplicate]

Within the above image, I would like to ideally hide the polygons outside the current atlas feature (some to the east and also to the west - these are part of other atlas features) They are currently ...
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How to create an extent indicator in QGIS 1.8 print composer?

I'm looking to put an inset map for my main map frame onto my map layout in QGIS print composer. I would like it to indicate the extent and location of the main map on a larger regional map. This ...
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Making long labels visible in a legend

How do I handle map legend with tens of classes using QGIS? I searched for instructional videos and previous post relating to the question but could not find any helpful material. The legend text in ...
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Is it possible to cache QgsProject and QgsComposition?

I'm developing an application to automate reports that include several QGIS maps. The main drag on the application, as noted below, is the time required to instantiate the QgsProject and to load the ...
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How to generate multiple maps for each feature using same scale and displaying only the one feature?

I am using QGIS 2.18. I've got a layer consisting of 40+ features (lines of movement per day). And I'd like to automatically create maps that always show exactly the same area. But the difference is ...
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Colour Gradient as background colour in textbox for map in QGIS

I'm trying to make a map in QGIS which of course contains the title of the map within a textbox. As background colourscheme for this textbox, I want to use two colors with one color beginning at the ...
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Can attribute table in map composer be changed from limit of 99 rows?

I am using Qgis 2.2. I am about to create a cadastral index map, which are showing the parcels in specific gridcells, also there is an attribute table connected controlled by an atlas function. So by ...
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Printed map has different scales for raster and vector layers in QGIS?

I am trying to help a friend in another part of the country diagnose this problem. She has a background layer from google and has a vector layer overlaid on it. It looks fine in the composer but ...
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Map orientation in print composer in QGIS

I need to create a layout in which the vertices of the map in the layout coincide with the vertices of a rectangle of a grid that is oriented differently from the map on which it is overlayed: what ...
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Atlas layout - blank 2nd page in QGIS 3.2 / 2.18

I've got an atlas in QGIS 3.2 and also 2.18. There is a main frame showing a map with points. Underneath there is a table with further information about the points. If there are many points, the ...
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Listing features and their respective map grid in QGIS

I am trying to list map features and the Reference Grid they fall into. The grid is setup in the Print Composer as a 50mmx50mm grid over a 400mmx400mm map with Cells Labeled as 1A, 1B, etc.. I didn't ...
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QGIS - Problem with Print Layout - blacked out sections on map (QQIS 3.2.1-Bonn)

I am experiencing a problem with Print Layout. When importing my map, random blacked out sections are appearing.