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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Removing item text from a layer in a legend in the print composer

I am a new user of QGIS and I am having a problem configuring a legend on the Print Composer. I am trying to remove the item text from a layer and then alter the text below hoping that this would ...
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QGIS change legend symbol size independent of map

I'm using QGIS 2.18. The screenshot below shows the print composer. At the moment, the only way I can reduce the size of symbols in the print composer is to reduce the size of the symbol on the map. ...
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How to highlight a road segment in my map?

I have a table in QGIS that has 2 columns that I use to create road segments, StreetID and SegmntID. This creates a unique ID for each road segment. For example, for a road named Maine St, which I ...
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Why is the legend symbol alignment in Print Composer worse than in the main window layer list?

I created a point layer where point-symbols' size depends on a column of the attribute table. When they appear in Layers Panel, symbols look like this (every circle's centroid has the same "X-value" ...
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Export QGIS Print Composer PDF with searchable text labels

I have point features with text labels on my map. When I export as PDF, I can search elements that were constructed in the print composer, like the legend, scale bar, etc. However, labels of features ...
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fit a wrap column in the print composer QGIS 2.4

i have an attribute table in the map composer, and the field i want to see is quite long...so i wrap it. but the field width is not fitting this new length. how can i do that. is qgis prepared to do ...
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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 ...
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Is there any extension to “optimize” the creation of maps in QGIS?

is there any extension to "optimize" the creation of maps in QGIS? i searched the repository, but found nothing useful, maybe i searched in a wrong way.. there are some things i am really missing: ...
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Using print composer name in a label

I want the title (a label) of my map in print composer to automatically contain the name I've given the print composer and also the date that it was created. For example I want it to say 'Really cool ...
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Proportional Circles QGIS 3

In QGIS 3 there is the possibility to illustrate proportional data like population with circle of proportional size with the "assistant" option. But once in the print composer section, there is an ...
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Controlling line width in QGIS Print Composer output

I am printing a 36" x 48" map (ARCH E size) and looking to have line width consistency for my contour lines. I want to be able to define the line width as it is printed on a 36" x 48" paper at 300 ...
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How to export a map into a low resolution image in QGIS?

The only way I know how to export a map view into an image is to resize the window and from there export it. But I want a separate ocean layer included in the image, so I click Zoom Full before making ...
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Add Plugin button to Print Composer

I wonder if it's possible to add an plugin button (QAction) to the print composer toolbar. I only know options to add the plugin-buttons to the plugin,vector or database menu or to own toolbars in ...
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How can I export the current map composer extent to a layer?

In QGIS, I am trying to use the Create Grid for Indexing plugin more efficiently. I would like to know if it is possible to export a map composer extent to a layer (a layer with one rectangle polygon) ...
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Printing centered map from a QGIS project for each point in shapefile?

I need to produce on the order of 100 maps that are centered on each point of interest in a shapefile. I would like to prepare all the layers in a master QGIS project, and set up the composition for ...
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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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Adding more than one legend in QGIS Print Composer?

I'm using QGIS 2.8.4 and I can't seem to figure out adding more than one legend to my Print Composer. Say I want a larger map and then an inset map -- showing perhaps a different classification/color ...
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pyqgis add a picture

I am looking for a way to add a picture to my map using pyqgis. Are there any examples of how to do this. I know it can be done using the classQgsComposerPicture. I am not much of a programmer so I ...
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Setting correct options for displaying grid in QGIS composer?

I am using q. 2.5 4291337 in Windows 7 64 bits. I am working with raster and vector layers in EPSG::26714 (UTM NAD27 14N). In this version of QGIS, you are able to put a grid in a different CRS of the ...
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Programmatically exporting composition as image from QGIS?

QGIS Print Composer has tool "Save As Image" and I found appropriate function in QGIS source code exportCompositionAsImage. Is it possible to get access to existing Print Composer from Python console ...
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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Unintended offset when printing atlas

I'm printing a series of maps using the Atlas feature in QGIS. Everything is working fine, except when I print the atlas all of the elements are offset from where they are in the composer. I can work ...
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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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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 online content in QGIS print composer into static formats for offline use (eg: PNG, PDF)

I have a print composer layout which, amongst other things, has a HTML frame with the following code: <script src="https://use.fontawesome.com/27c6690f63.js"></script> <ul class="fa-...
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QGIS export vector PDF/SVG and import to Scribus: suspect map frame size

I would like to prepress my maps in Scribus (I need to convert them in to CMYK-Colorspace for my printing agency). So I need to export my maps as vector file from QGIS and import it into Scribus. So ...
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Showing differents label's position for the same vector object in two different view maps in the QGIS Print Composer?

I´m trying to do a "detail map" (one window with a bigger scale of one part of the map) over my "main map" in the print composer. But in this detail map I need to change the position of the labels in ...
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Print Composer pdf export: map as raster, just text as vector

Is it possible, to export a print composer map as PDF with all shapes as raster and just the text (embedded) as vector? My maps use transparency and blending, so I'm forced to export them as raster. ...
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QGIS printcomposer add reference to preset

When I make a visibility preset, I can use it in the template composer to 'lock' the layer styles. I was wondering if I could use it as a variable in a textbox to display the name of the preset?
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Print composer: Draw coordinates in right format and language

When drawing the coordinates of a map in WGS84 in decimal format, they appear in "German", which means they look like 81.3°O (O for "Ost" which means "East" in German). I am using a German version, ...
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Dynamic grid with Atlas generation

I have ticked grid maps in Atlas composer. The problem is my maps don't have same scale to represent. Then, I would like to configure grid in such way that lines of grid in different maps change ...
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Create street map with A-10 type grid & index

I need to create a printed map using QGIS with an arbitrary grid superimposed, such as is usually found on street maps.. say A to K on one axis and 1 to 10 on the other. Then I will need to create an ...
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Why is the map frame suddenly empty in QGIS-print composer?

Often when working in QGIS print-composer (2.14 and prior), at a certain point the map content disappears and only the empty map frame remains. This happens mostly after closing and re-opening my ...
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Is it possible to change orientation of specific pages in QGIS print composer?

I noticed I can add multiple pages to a print composer - cool! Can I use an expression to set the orientation of specific pages? (I know a little python so if a function is more appropriate I'd be ...
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How to export an image from Print Composer with transparent background QGIS

I am trying to export a map with a transparent background in QGIS (Using a slightly older version). I looked all around in the print composer but I couldn't find a place to set the background to ...
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QGIS Map Composer goes blank, outputs corrupt PDF

I am using 64bit 2.10.1-Pisa on Windows 10. When I set up my composer to print, everything looks fine until I try to print or export. The composer goes completely blank and outputs a corrupted PDF ...
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Grouping and sorting a list of equipment using an aggregate function in the print composer

I'm using QGIS as a spatial database for a construction site and we are now checking the installed equipment. The inspection requires us to have a list of the equipment ID to inspect for each type of ...
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QGIS create atlas Overviewmap with a bufferzone for surrounding points around the atlasobject

My goal is to create a zone of visibilty around an atlasobject to show surrounding points and display them in a different style as they aren't the main focus just a little extra. the bufferzone should ...
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Layers not locking and exporting incorrect maps in QGIS composer?

I have a map of the US, with insets for Alaska and Hawaii. All 3 are different projections. In composer view, this is what I see: However, what's exported is this: When composing, the "Lock layers", ...
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Categorizing & Legend with two attributes in QGIS

On a Layer, preferably a point, I categorized its style. So after categorizing using attribute1, I would like to show the legends using attribute2. How can I do that?
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Q-GIS Print Composer: underline in HTML (<u>) is almost invisible (too thin)

I am using HTML code to format text in a text box in print composer trying hard to underline just one word of a paragraph. Of course I could create a new text field just for one word but that screws ...
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Exporting Map from Composer to PDF/PRINT, but all the work disapears

All my work in QGIS is missing when i tried to export via pdf, jpg or impress (including scales, legends, maps, layers, georeferenced photos). I'm not using any "OpenLayers Plugin". I had already ...
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Print composer changing orientation when saved to a template

I am having an issue while creating a template. When I save my Print composer to a template for my peers to use, the orientation is not saved. I have changed the orientation from landscape to portrait,...
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Why doesn't the item properties and command history window not open up in QGIS print composer?

When I open a print composer in QGIS, all I see is my map. I do not see the item properties or command history. I can add a legend, scale bar, etc., but I can't edit them. I have not had this problem ...
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Creating set of maps (PDF) using QGIS and Python with WMS Data

For a scientific project I am trying to create a set of PDFs in QGIS with a fix layout (in the print composer) but per PDF a) different map item attributes (extents) and b) a QR-code to identify this ...
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Close composer window with Pyqgis?

I would like to load new composers from template files (*.pqt) when I open my plugin. I managed to do it using this helpful post Programmatically import new composer from template to project using ...
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QGIS 2.8.1 print composer won't export all OpenCycleMap base layer tiles [duplicate]

My set-up is Linux Mint 17.1, 32- bit system, QGIS 2.8.1-Wien. I have a map with few layers including OpenCycleMap as a basemap. In Print Composer the extent of the map is 32.5km x 22km square and ...
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Why I cannot export OSM map as a .pdf/.jpeg in QGIS 2.4? [duplicate]

I have installed on my Mac OSX 10.9.5 the version QGIS 2.4. My problem is that I cannot export any OpenStreetMap with the Composer and I do not understand why. The thing is that I imported the OSM ...
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Print composer in QGIS 2.4: Grid interval settings crash before changing values

I am using QGIS 2.4 in Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite. Just trying to produce a map with cartographic symbology in the print composer. Map data: polygon and line shapefiles projected in SAD69 / UTM zone 23S/ ...
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How to bring feature selection into Printing Composer?

I'd like to make maps of Finland's municipalities. Our National Land Survey provides data I can make into a Shapefile, and when a municipality is selected in QGIS/Identify Features, three different ...