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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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QGIS Composer thematic map : one (png, pdf, etc.) map per feature type

I've got a shapefile that contains thousands of features that can be group by categories. These features are sometime located in the same place so they overlap. An example of the content of my ...
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How can I add grid lines to a print composition using pyqgis?

I'm writing a qgis plugin to create an image in the print composer of the current map. I can get the map rendered in the proper place with a frame of the right width, and I can get grid annotations ...
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Change font size of all labels print composer

I have to print a map in A0 paper size and also in A3. First I completed the job for the A0 size map, then I duplicated the print composer and I am changing the fonts of attribute tables and label ...
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Displaying multiple similar overlapping polygons in QGIS?

This is more of a cartographic style question, using QGIS. I have a dataset that consists of land parcels (previous archaeological projects) as polygons. Multiple projects from different years share ...
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Print Composer using input from several Spatialite-tables with PyQgis

How can I create PDFs out of QGIS using the Print Composer Templates that include a lot of text (from a text-template) and within the text several information comes out of my spatiallite-database. A ...
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Printing a 1" scale from 2.8.2 Print Composer

I'm working on a small-scale site survey in qGIS, and for engineering purposes I need to print physical copies of the map that can be used with an engineering ruler. Basically, I need a way to print ...
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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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How can I programmatically remove a layer from the QGIS composer legend without removing it from the map canvas?

I am working on a QGIS Python plugin which includes automated map production. I use a series of map templates, each of which has a main map, an overview map (with a layer set different to the main ...
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Print Composer Template produces empty map?

I have a print composer template which I'm trying to populate with different subset queries from a CSV-derived vector layer using the Python API. However, all the output PDFs contain everything except ...
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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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Synchronizing QGIS Print Composer with map view?

I want to create a template using the "Print Composer" from my layers loaded in QGIS 2.18.7 (Las Palmas). The problem is that it seems the map element is not "synchronized" with the map view. For ...
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How to individually adjust spacing of legend items in QGIS print composer?

I need to be able to have the spacing between all of the items in my legend be the same space apart, regardless of the symbol size. The answer to this question is close, but I need to have the symbols ...
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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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How to divide attribute table in map composer between 2 or more pages?

Does anyone know how to divide attribute table between 2 or more pages? In exported PDF it's unfortunately clipped.
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Making world grid with angle in QGIS?

I need to make a world map with a grid that have a angle like in this map I look into it and find that I can add a grid in the print composer I have succeeded to change the grid distance in the ...
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Creating a custom attribute table in qgis print composer

is it possible to arrange header and content of an inserted attribute table in qgis print composer? I want to create a custom datasheet with a small map and listed feature information as follows: I ...
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Make legend in QGIS only show features in the view extent?

I am trying to create a legend in QGIS 2.18.22 so that it only shows the features that are in the current map extent in the print composer. I have been selecting the 'only show items inside current ...
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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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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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How to create a semi-transparent map collar in QGIS composer?

In QGIS 2.14, how can I create a semi-transparent "map collar" (white space around the outside of the page) in Composer? I imagine the map collar would be some sort of graphic shape (not a feature) ...
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Can I Turn Off or Remove Map Layers in QGIS Print Composer

The title pretty much says it all. I have a base map in QGIS that I am using with several Print Composers. In one of the Print Composers, I don't want one of the layers to show up. Is there any way ...
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How to add the current project path in Print Composer?

I'm trying to demonstrate to my company that we can begin using QGIS in conjunction with (and sometimes even instead of) ArcGIS and MapInfo. I've started setting up some layout templates but have run ...
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QQIS composer: Using bold and normal text styling in a label at the same time?

I am writing text explanations for map symbols and need to write three lines for each symbol - basically explaining the same thing in three different languages. I'd like to bold the main language - ...
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QGIS print composer preview atlas combo box limited to 499 features

Yes, really. I generate an atlas with a coverage layer with 883 features, and the combo box from which to select the current preview list only the first 499 features as shown in the screenshot below (...
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Automatically Show the Page Number of Atlas QGIS

How can i show the page number of a atlas on QGIS? I don't want to use an attribute, i just want to QGIS to automatically show de page number. I believe that is a simple tool, but i Can find a way ...
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custom QGIS style scale and render

i have create a simple custom line style in QGIS where i have 10 dash 2 spaces and inside a cross and i have define specific distance in millimeter . style like this : but my style is different if i ...
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Getting extent of composer map in PyQGIS?

In answering a labeling question: Changing to alternate label if first label does not fit in QGIS? I found myself wondering if there was a way to programmatically get the extent of a composer map so ...
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Line spacing at print composer

I'm using a text box in the print composer (QGIS 2.16). If I write more then one line, how can I set the line spacing between the lines?
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Custom label color in QGIS atlas

I'm trying to make an atlas with qgis with a map generating 2 pages (north and south) N and S corresponding to the coverage layer where a field contains the values "N", "S". Every page is formed by ...
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Import only selected features from different layers into print composer?

I want to make a printable map in the print composer that only contains the selected polygons from different layers. Is that possible and if so how do I do it? The marked features on the picture below ...
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Is it possible to export styled vector data as tif in QGIS without losing transparency?

I have vector point data which I have styled using svg images, see below with the globe in the background: And without: I want to export the image without the globe as a tif with transparency. The ...
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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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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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Hide labels in overview map

I am using QGIS 2.18. In the overview map, is it possible to remove attribute labels? I just want the labels in the primary map, but not the overlay. All that yellow in the overlay image is the ...
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Can I export all print composers at the same time?

I have quite few different print composers. Can I somehow export them to pdf, one pdf for each composer, at the same time?
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How to resize the Legend Item Wndow in Map Composer?

I am just wondering if there is any simple way (no messing with codes) to adjust this Legend Item Window in Map Composer. I am using QGIS 2.14 in windows 8. A much larger (taller) window would really ...
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I am looking for an alternative solution to openlayers for satellite imagery in QGIS? [closed]

Does anyone have any other suggestions for sources of satellite imagery on QGIS? Openlayers is becoming extremely temperamental in QGIS 2.6 (Google imagery not bothering to work anymore, Can't zoom in ...
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Why do Print composer templates not save my maps in their entirety?

I have been using QGIS and its various updates in a limited way to make maps for a few years now, but I have always had the same problem with the Print Composer. I make my layered maps with grouped ...
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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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Display numeric scale in two different units, eg 1 inch = 1000 feet

How do I display a numeric scale for a map in two units, for example 1 in = 1000 ft ? I know it's possible to display a scale bar as "Numeric," which provides only a ratio, in this example 1:12,000. ...
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Making print composer in QGIS that uses multiple CRSs?

I want to make a map where one of the map images is in CRS 4326, and another portion of the map is in CRS 3857. How do I do this?
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Include map overview details in a legend?

I'm creating a map to show BRUV sites in different marine zones. There are 6 zones (created an overview for each - please see attached image). The zones are individually displayed in smaller map ...
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Composer Title variable in QGIS

I'm trying to create a label in the QGIS composer which automatically displays the Composer name (or window name may do the same thing). For example, I can display the project filename by using @...
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Print composer messes up layout of different maps [duplicate]

I made a map including 3 levels of zoom as shown in the screenshot. The problem is that whenever I save the map to a PDF, the layout of these maps is changed seemingly random. I have a hunch that it ...
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How to change ruler units in print composer to inches?

I am using the latest version of QGIS, 2.16.1 and am having trouble changing the units displayed on the ruler in print composer from mm to inches. I can change the units of the page size no problem ...
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QGIS 2.14 Composer incorrectly renders svg text position

I just noticed that SVG rendering in composer since upgrade to QGIS 2.14 is incorrectly handling some text placement. I have an SVG compass rose, which was rendering fine before upgrading to 2.14 (...
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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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QGIS suddenly very slow generating atlas on PC?

I have been using happily QGIS for about 6 months, in the last week it has suddenly got much slower when generating an atlas using print composer. I am running QGIS 2.10.1 on a PC laptop (Windows 7, ...
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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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How to customize the visibility of buttons in QGIS?

The built-in toolbar named "Composer" has an icon "Duplicate Composer". I wish to toggle the visibility of this button in the toolbar. How do I achieve this using pyqgis?