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Questions tagged [print-composer]

Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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QGIS print composer to image export don't match [closed]

In QGIS I have set up a map in print composer but when I export to image or pdf the saved image does not match what is in the print composer. Details - I am using an openstreetmap as my background ...
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MapServer WMS with inline Element export is not exported correctly in print composer

I have a WMS service from MapServer 7.0.4 with a trademark as POINT inline Feature in the bottom corner defined with image coordinates. Therefore, it is always in the same place. As soon as I export ...
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Adding a space in the “draw coordinates” “decimal with suffix” in QGIS v2.18.7

I am using QGIS v2.18.7. In the Print Composer I have turned on the "Draw coodinates" option "Decimal with suffix" to add these to my map. However, I need to add a space between the degrees symbol ...
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Offsetting Atlas Generated Maps

My aim is to generate maps of polling stations to helps electors find their local polling stations for elections in 2019 and onwards. I've plotted and labelled 80 polling stations on a 'Polling ...
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Setting up Print Composer to Output Paper Map at Right Scale in QGIS?

How does one set up print composer to output a real world map paper map that is scaled properly so that a manual (real world) scale rule that one places on a paper map is scaled properly in a scale ...
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Feature counts and rule-based styling for overlapping points of diff. height with one height class per map

I have a set of 700 points within the footprint of a 16-storey building. The points have a building floor attribute (e.g. "Floor" = 12), and another attribute relevant to my presentation (call it "...
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how print very high resolution image (deleting white background) in QGIS

I would like to print something like this .TIFF image : but I need to do it with a high resolution,so I have been told to use QGIS and especially the print composer to create an object that can be ...
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Layer labels not showing properly on the composer

I'm currently working on a map for the different brazilian biomes. I have to label them and show it on my final map, but when I'm working on the composer, this happens: That's the exact size of my ...
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What does the extent mean when the map is rotated?

QGIS 2.18. I have put a map into print composer and rotated the map clockwise by 45 degrees by setting "Map rotation" to 45 (it's what the client wants!). I'm struggling to get the region I want ...
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QGIS Composer: Fixed Coordinates Distance

I am working on QGIS 3 project defined to UTM 34S EPSG: 32734 with some layers on WGS84 EPSG 4326. I need to create a printable map on print composer with grids with DMS coordinates. The grid values (...
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How to export a PDF from composer when I use the Google Physical layer as a basemap in QGIS

I am unable to open a new map I've just made in print composer if I use the Google Physical basemap layer. After I export the map I've made and try to open it on my desktop, it reads that the PDF is ...
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Export the legend into its 100% size using Print Composer

I am trying to export the legend into an image using Print Composer into its 100% size as it is in the composer window. To be sure it is the intended size I want, I clicked Zoom to 100%: But upon ...
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QGIS print composer, export as image, rest ESRI raster as basemap

I am trying to export an image from the print composer using this layer [ESRI rest layer][1] as a basemap. http://services.arcgisonline.com/arcgis/rest/services/ESRI_Imagery_World_2D/MapServer I ...
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Import a print template from AutoCad into QGIS Print Composer

I use QGIS (version 2.18.19) and my consulting colleagues use AutoCAD. A lot of our clients ask me to put my QGIS maps into AutoCAD format. Is there a way to simply import the print composer template ...
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Where are the page setting for the composer in QGIS 3? [duplicate]

When I open the composer I can't see any obvious means of changing the page setup (size or orientation). QGIS 2 had a tab for this.
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QGIS 3.01 (Mac) Can not filter legend items in Atlas

I am not sure if this is a bug or if I have missed something that has changed in 3.0. The issue is that in the composer/atlas when I display the item properties of the legend all of the 'tools' are ...
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filter out atlas pages with no data in QGIS 3

I am printing maps using the atlas to display layers with point data. Some of the areas have no points in them. Is it possible to suppress these using the filter options. I could not figure out how....
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Default settings for composition and item properties in print composer

Is it possible to make some default settings or save the settings for composition and item properties? Im adding a bunch of different maps to print composer. I want the same settings for every map f....
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Problem with grid labels in grid composer

I am having some trouble with the print composer. First I set a fixed scale the proper scale for my map. Second, I set the width and height. Third I set the fixed X and Y minimum for my map. For ...
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Map scale vs. map extent vs. map canvas size in Print Map Composer

I am using QGIS 2.0 and when I try to create my map in the print composer, I cannot make the scale and the extent the way that I need it. I need my map to be at the scale of 1:10 000. However, the ...
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Scale keeps changing in QGIS composer? [duplicate]

Every time I pan the map content in the QGIS composer window the scale changes. Is there a way to make it stick at specific scale?
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Populating label fields in print composer

Is it possible to fill text fields in a print composer template using data saved in a csv file? For example, every template I create has the same fields which I always have to manually enter: Client ...
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QGIS Composer - Inserting OS Grid Reference [duplicate]

I would like to add an OS grid reference to QGIS Composer, i just need to show the figures. Running on QGIS 2.18.3.
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Altering composer label items in QGIS with Python

I'm only new to QGIS and Python so this may exists already, and hopefully be easy to do. What I'm hoping to do sometime in the future is build a map book generator using QGIS as the base. In order ...
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Indenting subitems in QGIS Composer legend?

My legend looks like this: I would like the items under "Roads & Trails" to be indented to the right. Likewise for the items under "Streams". The spacing controls don't affect this. I could add ...
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Adding short CRS description to composer template?

How can I add CRS description as automated text for composer template? so anytime someone open a project, it uses the project CRS to print description of CRS like: WGS84 / Mercator 1 @project_crs ...
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Formatting scale bar text with thousands separator in QGIS

I wonder if this is possible. I want to show the text (numbers) of the scale bar in Print Composer with a thousand separator in order to make the labels more readable. All I can do for now is change ...
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Multiple pages with different in QGIS print composer / layouts?

Is it possible to make multiple pages with different size in qgis print composer?. so that when i want to print different maps in qgis i will just do it in one print composer.
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Intersection between two layers in Atlas Print Composer

For making an atlas I'd like to show different city districts, each with enclosed water bodies - one district per map (see picture). I try to show only the part of the matching water geometry which ...
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PDF in CMYK or RGB color space

In QGIS 2.14, in print composer I can save my project as a PDF file. There is no controls of the color space in which colors are specified in the output file. It will be very useful to have a choice ...
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In QGIS print composer, pdf in CMY/RGB, dosen't show correct colore after print [duplicate]

By color setting in QGIS, I can only set RGB color but not CMY, so I've taken the cmy color from FreeHand, converted to RGB in Adobe Photoshop. Then exported the map as PDF (in QGIS). Before printing ...
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Setting margins to maximise map area in QGIS

How does one know the margin size of a given printer? I have designed maps in composer, changing size and position of map frame by trial and error. Eventually I arrive at the biggest map I can ...
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Import of print compositions in QGIS 3.0

I installed QGIS 3.0 last week and would like to edit my projects with it. However when I try to import my saved print compositions the following message appears (see picture below). Can you tell my ...
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Why is the QGIS print composer scale bar not right? [closed]

I went to re-do a map (of quite a large area of the globe) that I had already created, yet when I added the scale bar in the values were different and they definitely don't look correct, whereas ...
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Setting name for composer template using PyQGIS?

This scripts works fine for me, but every time its called, a new composer-template is created (Composer 1, Composer2 etc). If the user saves the project, also the composers are saved and the list ...
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Retrieving Map Composer Items using PyQGIS?

In a QgsComposition i would like to retrieve the list of all Composer Items. I don't want to specify item type. The function should have been composerItems() but the help says it isn't available in ...
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Changing legend item text with pyQGIS?

Using code I found at Go through items in a composer legend (QGIS 2.6) I can access the the layers in my legend fine. However, I have layers that are styled by category and I can't figure out how to ...
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Maps in Print Composers disappearing

Does anyone know if this is a bug? It's been happening to me very often lately. I finish I map and export it and it's all good. Save the map and then when I open it again a few days later to make a ...
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How to change font color in one column of attribute table in Composer reports?

How do you change the font color in just one column of the attribute table included in QGIS's Composer? I would like to have the numbers listed in color red just for one column out of four columns in ...
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programmatically populating the QGIS Legend [closed]

So I have a function in a utility class that creates my Legend for the composer. It looks something like this: def addLegend(self, c, r, L, tree_root): L.model().setLayerSetAndGroups(tree_root) ...
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Printing map in Print Composer to specified name (not Print Composer 1, 2, etc)?

I am trying to print a pdf map, while using a .qpt template. I can create a pdf output but I how do I name the created print composer? Each time I run the tool it creates a new 'Composer 1' then '...
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Problem deleting elements in map composer

I would like to make a query about the use of the map composer. Sometimes, when I add elements to the map, for example the scale bar, I have realized that I can delete it by pressing only the Delete ...
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Making overview with linked detailed maps in QGIS?

i want to create 4-5 detailed maps, and then an overview map that has rectangles that markes the locations of the detailed maps. Best case would be if the rectangles were links to the detailed map. ...
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Statistics in print composer Qgis

I would like to add a table with some statistics in the print composer. I want to show the rate of feature for a specific value. Let say I have a "Existing" field with 'Yes' or 'No' properties. I ...
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Qgis composer attribute table

I'am trying to make an atlas composer to get export for each line of a specific layer. Those lines are portions or roads. In the print composer I have 2 maps, a picture frame and 3 attribute tables ...
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When I duplicate a print composer, item properties is blank

I need to have several, identically placed and scaled, print composers. One with a grid, and the others without. Each showing different layers. I set up one, added layers, then used duplicate to ...
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How to reuse a layout in the QGIS print composer layout on different pages?

I've got a map template that I've created in the QGIS print composer on page 1. It includes various objects like text boxes, images (north arrow), scalebar and legend. I want to use the same template ...
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North arrow not syncing with map QGIS 2.18

I read about clicking on the 'sync with map' option after adding a north arrow (Layout -add image)(in Print composer), and I've done that, but when I rotate the map, the north arrow does not rotate ...
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Automating QGIS project composer printing?

I have a large project which consists of around 10x QGIS project files. Each project contains a print composer with an atlas set up to generate up to 10 maps. What is the easiest way to automate the ...