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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Including two different maps in one QGIS Print Composer

How do I use print composer in QGIS 2.0.1 to produce a final product with two different maps on the same sheet? I can't figure out how to use the 'add a map' button to add anything other than a ...
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How to import or incorporate formated Excel tab into QGIS print composer

I would like to know if there's a way to import formated Excel Tab into QGIS print composer. Below is an attachment of formatted Excel tab example I has been asked to display on qgis map composer. ...
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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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Manage space in legend print composer QGIS

I am struggling to figure out how to manage space in the legend. I have extra space between some items in my legend, which I would like to remove: How can I manage these spaces? I built my legend ...
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Would QGIS 2.8 print composer_templates work in QGIS 2.14?

I have created some maps using print composer of Qgis version LTR 2.8.9. and saved them as templates. I am planning to upgrade to 2.14.1 LTR version and I will completely uninstall Qgis in order to ...
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Preventing Symbols offset in map from being offset in legend of QGIS?

I've been searching for a solution to this, but cannot seem to find an answer. I have a map where some stacked markers have been offset to be visible on the map. This makes their symbol offset in the ...
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How to create an ATLAS using second feature iteration on QGIS Composer

I'm looking forward to get deeper with QGIS ATLAS Composer features like we do with some reporting sofwares. Today I try to map and iterate over parcels and display buildings attributes on the side, ...
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Is it possible to focus on different (but related) features on the same Atlas page?

I have a map showing a city and its divisons. I have then several features in other layer with the style set to show only the feature designed by the atlas by $id = $atlasid So far so good. Then I ...
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QGIS print composer internal grid labels

Is there a way to have the grid labelled inside of the map frame (I don't mean the option to draw coordinates inside the frame)? What I want to achieve is a "ladder" of labels like in this example: ...
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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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Is it possible to create dynamic print templates in Composer? (QGIS 2.8)

I'm trying to create a universal template for different map sizes. Typically, our maps have to fold up to A4 size, which means that the page size is a multiple of A4 in lots of different ...
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Inserting image in an attribute table in QGIS Composer?

I'm trying to create second page of map atlas. In this page I need to show all records in the range of current atlas page. I've used Insert Attribute Table tool in composer and it worked. But I need ...
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How to align QGIS legend items to the right?

Is there a way to align QGIS map composer legend items to the right, for right-to-left languages? There is only a title alignment option. Furthermore, I found this ticket from 4 years ago regarding ...
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Adding dashed line in QGIS print composer?

I want to display two maps in the print composer: a main one, and another showing a zoomed in section of the main map. I've drawn a rectangle over the original region and want to add two dashed lines ...
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How to create a printable data sheet when using edit widget “value realtion” in QGIS 2.0?

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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Sort attribute table by hidden column in Print Composer

In a QGIS 2.18.20 attribute table I have some values with random numbers, but at the print composer I want to show them with order (clockwise). So I made a new integer column, and added numbers with ...
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How make a overview with related scale?

I make map with a overview in QGIS. I try to adjust my overview scale in relation with the first map scale. I explain : I want adjust overview scale with a factor 5 or 50, not fixed scale. When my ...
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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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PyQGIS composer doesn't change atlas feature zoom

I have found this code in this site and with the some changes I want to create a automate print PyQGIS composer using atlas. The code looks like it should work, I have an error. The code doesn't ...
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QGIS: Displaying total length of lines in print composer legend

In the print composer (also in the layer selector) I can choose to automatically display the amount of objects in that category in square brackets. That is useful for point features/layers. But in the ...
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PyQGIS — write print composer to project file

Is there a way to write a print composer to a QGS project file via PyQGIS, so that when the project file is opened later, that print composer is available? I am able to successfully do the following: ...
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Data defined position of table in print composer (QGIS 2.18)

As the screenshot below shows: the data defined position of the text field is working, but that of the table doesn't. Can anyone confirm this behavior?
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Unusual behavior of coordinate grid in QGis Composer

The coordinates in the grid in QGis composer display incorrectly when using the "degrees, minutes, seconds" option (or even decimal degrees). It displays West and East in the longitude and North and ...
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Is there a maximum length of pdf file QGIS composer can plot?

In QGIS 2.4 is there a maximum dimension in milimeters composer can produce while exporting to pdf? Trying to produce a 3000 x 900 mm or 2800 x 900 mm map. The QGIS composer displays all the map area ...
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How to print selected features in QGIS?

I have a detailed map in qgis (vector, .shp) and I would like to split the map in four parts based on attributes to print each part of the map separately. Unfortunately, I didn't figure out how to do ...
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Do the elements in Print Composer have any identifiers in QGIS 2.18.14?

In QGIS 2:18:14, it is possible to refer to elements in the Print Composer? How do I name and identify an element in another element? E.g., on a label, call the contents of another label and use its ...
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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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PDF looks different from print composer

When I create a map in print composer the map looks exactly how I want it, but when I save it as a PDF some of the sympbols have changed. Note the roads are still visible in the PDF but some have ...
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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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QGIS Nautical Chart Symbols for sector lights [duplicate]

This is I know going to be of limited interest to many of you but I teach navigation and I am working on producing test questions and charts for assessing learners knowledge. My problem is solvable ...
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Different scale of basemap after exporting to PDF/Image

After creating and exporting my map to pdf/tif obviously there are different scales of the basemap in the exported file compared to the map I created in the printcomposer. See pictures... I am using ...
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Label size changes when exporting or printing WMTS layers [duplicate]

I am using QGIS2.4.0 on a Windows computer. When I export a map containing OSM landscape, the labels in the output map are smaller then in the view in the composer. (even if the view in the composer ...
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Launch Atlas composer generation from command line

I am using QGIS 2.2 and have configured a composer with atlas generation. I would like to launch this atlas generation every day. The idea is to write a batch and launch it with a cron. Is it ...
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How to sort legend values efficiently in QGIS print composer?

Using QGIS 2.0, I have a vertical color legend for raster values, created in the print composer. I want the values sorted in descending order from top to bottom, which appears to be the reverse of the ...
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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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Adding excel table to QGIS print composer?

Can anyone suggest some ideas to add a excel table to the print composer which will then be exported as a A3 png while retaining resolution. Attempted pasting in word as an enhanced meta file then ...
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QGIS Print Composer - Set Map Frame to Map Extent

How do I fit the Frame (A) of the Map Item exactly to the extent of the Map Canvas (B)? I have done all of the following: In Project View, I clicked "Zoom to layer" (specifically, the widest raster ...
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How to design a custom form/table in QGIS Print composer?

I am facing the problem of not being able to graphically draw and edit tables (header of a map with information on the map content, editor, firm name, ...) within map composer. Is there an efficient ...
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How to set different page orientation per page in QGIS Print Composer?

I wanted to have portrait for page 1 and landscape for page 2. How could I achieve that in QGIS Print Composer?
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Zooming in Qgis print composer

Whenever i zoom in print composer it jumps either in or out in steps not smoothly. I can not zoom progressively neither can i choose an area by using the magnifier. I am working on a map of islands ...
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Can a Print Composer be “dynamic”?

Is it possible to create a Print Composer; then later, after altering the map that it is based on, go back to that print composer and have it show the altered map? In other words, I want to retain the ...
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QGIS Atlas generation for multiple map extents?

I'm trying to create 5 maps in composer showing the same layer features but different extents of a map (attached an image to give everyone an example). I've opted to use atlas to save me manually ...
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How can I change the frame in the print composer in QGIS?

I made a map based on a raster from Natural Earth web site with some vector layers with the Qgis software. When I compose this map I cannot get the right size: there are too big or to small as you can ...
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How can I update only one map out of two maps in QGIS Print-Composer without updating the other map?

I have two maps within the map composer in qgis. Whenever I want to update one map it updates both maps. How can I prevent QGIS from updating the other map?
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Export map without white background

I'm trying to save an Image in QGIS Composer by polygon borders as seen in the right figure. But when I try to save it, I get a white rectangle box around my figure as seen in the left figure. Is ...
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Adjusting QGIS Print Composer output resolution?

I am using QGIS 2.12. I would like to adjust the Print Composer's output resolution for "Export as Image" and "Export as PDF". The default is 300 dpi, but I would like 600 or 1200. Multiple ...
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Map Atlas switching orientation in QGIS

I am trying to generate a series of maps suburb-wise for my municipality. All these years I've been doing it manually by panning around the municipality layer and zooming into the suburbs to create ...
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Can I get rid of the borders around the colour boxes in QGIS Print Composer Legends?

If you look closely at a legend in the QGIS Print Composer, you'll see that each colour box has a hairline (1 px) border. How can I remove these borders? By playing around with the settings, I've ...
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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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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 ...