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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Print composer - legend - graduated

I have a map with graduated symbology, with 328 unique values. I would like add a legend to my map (as in the picture), illustrating that light blue indicates low values and dark blue high values. I ...
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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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QGIS Madeira: crash when export map [closed]

After install QGIS Madeira on a new Win10 PC, QGIS crashes when exporting a PNG file, the crashlog: QGIS Info QGIS Version: 3.4.10-Madeira QGIS code revision: 3d97aaae88 Compiled against Qt: 5.11.2 ...
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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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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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Automatically wrapping labels to fit in print composer window of QGIS?

I am creating a set of hiking maps for the Continental Divide Trail. The trail is nearly 3000 miles, so I have about 200 individual maps and over 1000 information labels. I have a shapefile of ...
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Exporting aerial imagery from QGIS?

Looked around but couldn't find the answer to my question, so here goes. I am trying to export some decent quality (300dpi) aerial images from QGIS using the OpenLayers plugin. Sometimes it works, and ...
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Creating LAT / LONG grid labels with Northing/Southing and Easting/Westing suffix in QGIS?

I´m using QGIS 3.6. I have my map as you can see below: I would like to have the labels in LAT / LONG coordinates like (40E ; -10S). Can you please tell me how can I do this? I saw: https://...
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Resizing the map item in QGIS print composer without changing scale?

Is it possible to lock the scale in the QGIS 2.0.1 print composer? Every time I resize the map, the scale is adjusted. This makes trying out different map layouts really annoying.
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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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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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Display checkbox in QGIS composer

I created an atlas in composer with my results from site visit forms. I would like to display a checkbox with ticked or unticked state depending on my field value. I am thinking as a workaround to ...
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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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Print composer forgets layers and puts them in wrong order

I have a project that mainly consist of PostGIS tables, but also some shapefiles. All in all I have some 50 layers in use in the project. The last days, I have had problems with the print composer. ...
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Parts of WMS layer are missing in layout export

I am having problems with the print composer. A successful printing do not always occur. In particular, if the scale is high (e.g. 1:1.300.000), it always fails. As you can see some parts of the map ...
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Layers disappearing in QGIS print composer?

I am using QGIS 2.18.26. I have problems with a layer disappearing on map in my composer. First I thought it is a scale based visibility problem, it is a layer with some rectangles and titles on ...
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How to select a specific print layout (by name) in QGIS 3?

I'm a real beginner in Python. I'm using a Python script to produce maps automatically. This script is working but it is failing in the last part: saving the current map with a specific print layout. ...
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Writing plugin to develop composer attribute tables?

I have no experience of plugin development, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to write a plugin that solved the issue of multi-line tables in print composer http://hub.qgis.org/issues/10273 I ...
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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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QGIS 3.2 Layout Map render/cache/rectangle no longer available

In previous version of QGIS when using the print composer there was an option to have the map displayed as a rectangle, cached or render. This was particularly useful when the map showed lots of ...
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Why do quickmapservices basemap labels shrink when printed?

I am using QGIS with quickmapservices for my basemaps. In the composer the image looks good, with labels appropriately sized. When I go to print the PDF however, the scales on everything is much ...
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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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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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Find orientation of rectangle in PostGIS for QGIS composer

I am storing rectangle in my DB in order to automatize the creation of technical maps of a networks. I am creating these maps in QGIS using the print composer. Many of these rectangles are oriented (...
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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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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 3.4, Why doesn't MapBox look the same ion Map canvas as in Layout? [duplicate]

When I export, the basemap looks completely different. And then Exported as .jpeg: Have asked MapBox and they don't know.
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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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Grid for atlas plugin

Any alternative for the plugin Grids for Atlas in Qgis 3?. I use it a lot because I always create atlas in my works but currently I have to create the coverage layer in qgis 2.18 and the continue my ...
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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 ...