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Questions tagged [print-composer]

Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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QGIS 2.2 Print Composer - pointer will not select or move items [duplicate]

I refer to the questions at QGIS 2.0 - can't select items in Print Composer and QGIS 2.2 Print Composer does not display map with some datasets My question may be a duplicate, but the answer ...
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Why does Print composer draw wrong coordinates?

QGIS Version: 2.14.3 EPSG: 32630 (WGS 84 UTM Zone 30N) I´m trying to draw a grid with EPSG: 32630. Layers are in the same CRS. As you see, coordinates are completely off. It does not matter if I use ...
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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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Can I programmatically output the same map with different shp files?

I have 39 different .shp files of the same locations but different data values and I need to output a map for each of them. Is there a way to build a map template and then run a process that will ...
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How to rotate labels by the same angle as the map in the composer?

Does someone know if it is possible to make the labels rotate the same angle as the map in the composer? I'm trying using the expression attribute( $map, rotation) in the data defining placement, but ...
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Importing MXD and/or CAD template into QGIS print composer? [closed]

ArcGIS is used very widely in Environmental consultancy and the print/map templates used for reports are usually passed around in an MXD or CAD file format. Unfortunately we cannot afford ArcGIS and ...
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Change main properties of map composer from cache to render from Python Console

I'm trying to print out a map from Python console. The issue is that when I add a layer to the map composer, the property of the map is set to cache. However, I want to change it to render so that the ...
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QGIS 3.4 - Print composer export to image error

In QGIS 3.4.4.1 when exporting Print composer layout to image (.png, .jpeg) I get the following error message: "Cannot write to C:\xxxxx.png. This file may be open in another application". This file ...
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Adding multiple pages in QGIS print composer?

Trying to add a separate page in QGIS 3. Since the composer was changed in QGIS 3.x.x I can't find the field for multiple pages that is listed here How to add pages in print composer. Where did it ...
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QGIS composer changing legend position when exporting

I'm observing the same issue seen in QGIS map composer changing legend position when exporting atlas as images It is happening when the checkbox "Main properties > Resize to fit contents" is checked. ...
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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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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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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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QGIS Print composer: Point symbols not correctly displayed in legend

My problem: I have a point layer with a symbol size of 15958 meters. On the map they are all correctly displayed. When designing the map in the print composer and adding a legend, the symbols in the ...
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Filtering elements of layer with active element of QGIS atlas with geometry functions?

I'm working with QGIS 2.18 In a print composer I can filter the elements of a layer based on the attribute of the active element of an atlas. For example, show only the cities (points) of a state (...
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Map is not shown in Print Composer or in PDF (QGIS 2.18.3)

I already saw the other questions concerning the same problem, but after trying everything described in the answers there, I still have the problem that my saved print compositions do not show the ...
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Make part of legend label italics either for layer header or items in QGIS Print Composer

I am using QGIS 2.18. I want to make PART of a legend label/heading italic within print composer when creating a map layout (for example make part of my label italic if its a botanical name and keep ...
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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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How to create relative hyperlinks in QGIS PDF output

I am attempting to add text labels in the composer that will result in clickable relative hyperlinks in the PDF output. Adding a text label, ticking "Render as HTML" and adding www.google.com results ...
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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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Print Composer: Finder window disappearing when pressing save button?

I recently updated to 2.6.1 (using mac OS 10.10.1). When I'm in print composer, and I try to save my map (or open a new file, or do anything that brings up a finder window), the window disappears ...
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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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Freezing legend on map composer so that it stops updating when changing symbols on map?

This seems like a counter intuitive question, but is there a way to freeze the legend so that it stops updating itself in the print composer? My auto-update box is unticked for the legend, but the ...
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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 ...