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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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cannot see map in composer

Sorry if this is a repeat, but I couldn't find an answer here. And sorry if the answer is completely obvious, but I do appreciate your assistance with my first QGIS map. When I try to use composer ...
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Is it possible to rotate items in QGIS Print Composer?

Is it possible to rotate items in Quantum GIS Print Composer? I just didn't found and before submit feature demand just double-check this.
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Increasing size of legend symbols in QGIS3.12.2 print layout

I have pixels with a fixed size on the map, as they have a certain resolution. Now in the legend of the print layout the symbols have the same size as the pixels on the map. I want to increase the ...
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QGIS Print Layout Grid Reference Numeric Format

Using QGIS3.14 The default style of grid labels is single size digits, e.g. 251000E and 5897000N. I wish to show the grid labels in a format similar to Ordnance Survey with the 51 of the easting and ...
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QGIS Legend - distribution of items across columns - recurring problem

This question relates to a previous question I posted four years ago: QGIS Legend - distribution of items across columns I've created a map and in print composer I've added a legend with ten items, ...
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Rotate a table but not the text in a QGIS Layout

I'm working in a QGIS Layout and I have an special requirement: I have to rotate a table but I need that the text remains horizontal. When I check the rotation settings, the "Expression" option just ...
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QGIS 3.4.11: Labels disapear from map when exporting as picture from the print composer

My question is basicly how to solve the issue mentioned in the topic. I have a map, where labels (city names) are visible both in the project and in the print composer. But when I export the map as a ...
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Moving between pages in QGIS Print Composer

I'm using QGIS 3.6 Print Composer, and I managed to create a layout with two pages. I now want to delete page 1. How do I move from page 2 to page 1 so I can delete it?
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Map output with multiple “Zoom Levels” in QGIS 3 [duplicate]

Just wondered if it is possible to do BBC-style multiple "Zoom Levels" output in QGIS 3 like this: I used to use another app such as Adobe Illustrator to overlay the maps of different scales. ...
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Create one PDF map of large extent from serval 1:50000 scale sections in QGIS

I am trying to produce a single PDF map that shows an entire property via several 1:50,000 scale maps stitched together. The scale is important to show the labelled information correctly within my ...
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QGIS print composer WGS'84 grid, distance between gridlines

I am trying to make an nautical chart in the QGIS print composer. I have trouble getting the distance between my gridlines right. I need them to be a distance of whole minutes between. Now for some ...
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Only show title in legend entry for raster/tile layer in QGIS

When I have a legend entry for a xyz tile raster layer, such as Google satellite, in a print composer layout in QGIS, the legend includes a lot of white space underneath the title. This would ...
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Multiple themes in QGIS defaulting to first theme

I've been trying to use the themes options in QGIS. In the window mode they work just quite well and layer format changes. But when I go to the layout print menu the themes show up but it keeps ...
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Adjust page size to map size automatically in QGIS print composer

I'm looking for a stable way to create a print composer template which automatically adjust its size to the area of interest (defined by a layer "perimeter" containing one polygon feature) at fixed ...
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Create bookmark in QGIS print composer

Three and a half years ago a user asked if it is possible to add bookmarks to the print composer in QGIS. The link is here. The answer was that someone posed a feature request for this feature. I ...
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Changing WMS layer CRS/URI in a layout

My project uses a public WMS basemap to fill in data outside my ROI, with the WMS CRS chosen to be suitable given my project CRS. Now I'm creating an (alternate) layout in my project which outputs in ...
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Is it possible to wrap text in column headers in print composer tables using QGIS 3.x? [duplicate]

Is it possible to wrap text in the header of an attribute table in print composer in QGIS 3.x? There are options for wrapping text in the cells within the body, but they don't seem to work for the ...
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Creating groups in single layer legend

I am finishing a geologic map. I have all geologic polygons in a single layer. I want that the legend shows the geologic polygons separated by age and that each group to have a header stating the age....
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QGIS 3.4.5 print composer: doesn't print DIN A0

I want to find a way to print a map with a raster layer in greyscale (GeoTIFF) and two vector layers in shp-format. I created a map layout and went to the page properties (right-click on the canvas) ...
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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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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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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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QGIS 3 suddenly slow

I created a project in QGIS 2 and put in an Atlas. I then realised that QGIS 2 only allows 500 objects in the Atlas preview, which is no good to me (I've got about 2000+) so copied the project, opened ...
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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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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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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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QGIS adding additional (excess) map detail

I'm having a problem with QGIS (3.2.3-Bonn) which I hope the collective wisdom here can help with. I'm currently trying to make a base map with GPS data on top. So far so good. I found a decent ...
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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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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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Rotate bottom coordinates to be upside-down in print layout (QGIS)

Is it possible in QGIS (3.6) to somehow make all coordinates on the 4 sides of a map in a print layout point towards the map? I found the option for the 2 vertical sides. If the map is rotated by 90° ...
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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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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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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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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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How to update map canvas in QGIS 3.4 Print Composer

I'm using QGIS 3.4. Print Composer. I created a print composer template with a map canvas. I want the map extend to be refreshed every time I open the template and also update it manually with a ...
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Scale-dependent rendering in QGIS PDF output

If I export my QGIS layout to PDF with "Always export as vectors" checked the resulting PDF appears to render vector data as expected. Line work appears crisp at any zoom level. Given that the PDF is ...
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QGIS 3.4 - In Layout View can I use the properties of one item as a variable in an expression for another item?

In my layouts I have a legend and a references text box. I want the references text box to be next to the legend in every layout however the width of the legend changes often. Both items are in the ...
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Set the same font in QGIS legend as in map

I want to use the same fonts in the legend that are used on the map (different feature = different font). Is it possible? I only get one font for all items.
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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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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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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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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.

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