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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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How to print automatically Map themes in Label's Map Composer?

This expression [%@project_path%] prints the path of the qgis project. How the Map Theme used in the layout can also be printed automatically ? According to QGIS documentation, a Map Theme is a ...
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Creating text buffer in 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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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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Programmatically removing layer from QGIS composer legend without removing it from 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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QGIS Layout: Expressing name of the map theme in a label

I am looking for the exact expression/code to make sure I can express the name of the map theme in label in my QGIS layout manager. The reason why is because I have a template with some variables that ...
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Showing labels as they will be printed/exported in my print layout?

I set up a print layout for a map I want to print in QGIS. Some of my layers have labels on them. When I zoom in and out in the screen, without changing anything else on the print layout, some labels ...
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Exporting QGIS Atlas using PyQGIS (qgis.core)

Windows 10, PyCharm, QGIS 3.10 installed via osgeo4w (64bit). I set up a simple QGIS composer layout with a vector layer and a WMS base map on the map layout. The vector layer contains about 10 ...
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Styling the legend in QGIS with line layer

Working on QGIS 3.4.13. I have a vector line layer, there are rivers. I put a rule based symbology with two categories and different scale max / min for each category. I want to put style for the ...
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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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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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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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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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Numeric scalebars don't (always) update when changing the map's extent in QGIS

If you change your map's extent but maintain the scale in a QGIS Layout, the scalebar's width will be updated proportionally with the CRS's distortion for the new extent. E.g. if your map (crs 3857) ...
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Different distance when using “Measure Line” tool and manually with scale in QGIS 3

Using QGIS's "Measure Line" tool I get a distance of 1.22km between two points. But if I use the scale indicated at the bottom of the screen, 1:50000, and measure with a ruler, the distance is 2.5km (...
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Changing legend spacing to be further away from map border in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 3.2.3 I am creating a map in which I have added a legend to (see figure below). My issue is that I am trying to create a legend which has spacing between the two columns. I have ...
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How to add Projection name, Ellipsoid, and Datum in QGIS 3 layouts

I am trying to add the map CRS information to text boxes in a layout in QGIS 3 automatically so if the project crs changes the text in the map will also change. I can add the EPSG code to a text ...
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Remember Save location for image created in composer?

QGIS remembers the last saved location for the image that was last created. Is it possible to change a setting so that this last saved location is remembered per QGIS project file?
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Duplicate a print composer item

Is it possible to duplicate an item in the print composer? I have two maps, and I'd like to add an attribute table to each map. It took me quite a while to set up the attribute table for the first ...
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QGIS clip grid frame to shape?

I am working in QGIS and would like the grid frame to align with the edges of my conic projection region. Is there a way to do this? In arc it is very straightforward but I have yet to find a method ...
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Setting compression method when exporting composer from QGIS to PDF

I see that export of the composer to PDF in QGIS uses JPEG compression by deafult (my estimate maybe 75-80%, which is not good enough for my maps). Where can I change this? Can I set somewhere ...
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Print Composer Atlas multiple feature select in one page

I am trying to select multiple features on Print Composer in QGIS 2.18 (Las Palmas) in the atlas filter: for instance, I have one layer whose atributte "name"=2 has 4 features as a result; the ...
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Legend and Attribute Table change throughout map composer

I'm using QGIS 2.18.3 (Las Palmas) For a project I have about 15 maps with the same extent, where each map displays a different attribute. I have followed Automating Atlas to create maps for all ...
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QGIS Print Composer Legend: Polygon symbol not closed

The legend of my map doesnt't match the symbology of my polygon layer, the polygons are not closed. Here a screenshot of the layer windows: And here one of the legend from the print composer: If I ...
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Rotate map in print composer does not work with QuickMapServices plugin

I was very excited when I figured out that printing as pdf was actually possible with the plugin QuickMapServices after a lot of trying and pain with the old OpenLayers Plugin. However, if I try to ...
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Append dynamic stats on attribute table in QGIS Composer

I have an attribute table containing records like Town, inhabitants, N° male, N° Female like this: When I compose a map in QGIS I use "Show only visible feature" command resulting in a view with only ...
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Can the qgis print composer memory limitation be overridden?

I'm trying to export large images from the QGIS 2.16.3 print composer. As far as I can tell, whenever the calculation of dpi and export size exceeds ~1615MB, QGIS will show the message: "Trying to ...
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How to keep basemap high res detail when printing large resolution in QGIS?

I need to print a map with a0 resolution and I need it zoomed over a large area. Problem when zooming out is that the basemap also gets zoomed out and loses labels and important details. Basemap is ...
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Joined table fields don't work in print composer?

I am trying to use the attributes of the current atlas feature, which is from a joined table. In the expression builder it shows the correct value, but the result is blank when I actually try to ...
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Large File Sizes and Print Composer not printing

I have been working on a heavily detailed map using qgis for the last two years. I am runnig QGIS Essen 2.14.1 on a windows 7 home premium 64 bit with 4gb ram. The file size of the map is around 150mb....
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Set minimum scale on QGis Print composer (atlas)

I have a template ready to be printed on Print composer tool of Qgis. I need to fix a minimum scale while figures are represented one by one (1:10000) I would like to combine the scale tool controled ...
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How to set more than one font sizes for a legend item in a QGIS?

I am looking for a possibility to set a second font size for one legend item in QGIS (2.8.1) Printcomposer. For every item (name of a plant) I need a smaler expression in brackets (name in latin). Is ...
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QGIS 2.8 PrintComposer, no coordinates shown

I tested under MacOS 10.10.3 and 10.9.5 now: In the QGIS v2.8 Print Composer I don´t get coordinates shown when I want to create a map sheet and activate "Draw coordinates". I can do all settings ...
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QGIS - Exporting a raster layer without smearing individual rasters (so you can zoom)

I've been working with a raster map in QGIS (a shape file made up from squares) and now I'm trying to export it. I want to create an overview map for Germany that allows some magnification to look at ...
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Cannot change legend shape in print layout of QGIS

I am using QGIS 3.x. I would like to customize the legend in my print layout. Unfortunately I am quite restricted, as I can't change my shape appearance. According to the link below: https://docs.qgis....
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QGIS Layout: Putting all your maps in your layouts on one favorite location at once

Currently I am making a project template that is meant to have a lot of map layouts. Potentialy this will lead to more than 30 maps that can be created (not all will be used) but they are focused on ...
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Search and replace in print composer of QGIS

I made a print layout with servales pages with the QGIS print composer and added some text to the layout, like the project name etc. Is there a fast way to change the project name in all pages? Like a ...
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QGIS: attribute table in print-composer, format numbers and sort according to same field

In the print layout of QGIS (I use 3.12.2 on Win) you can add an attribute table. I have a list of towns I want to display ordered according to their size (population). That's quite easy: in the ...
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Printing layer name using label element in Print Composer in QGIS 3.12?

I'm trying to print the layer name using a label in print composer in QGIS 3.12. It's not responding to layer_property(@layer_id, 'name'), or [%layer_property( @layer_id, 'name')%] or [%@layer_name%]....
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Categorized symbology with transparency including raster basemap?

I'd like to include the background map in legend symbols, rendered under transparent fill. For matters of better representation and easier orientation, it would be helpful if the symbols in the ...
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Atlas export using Python: AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'atlas'

I'm trying to export my atlas layout named "Atlas_png", but are getting the error: AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'atlas' (line 27). I have tried to use this examples: Exporting ...
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How to solve this problem with proportional size data in qgis print composer

I would like to export a map with proportional circle representation for the number of inhabitant of each city. I've used the assistant size of QGIS and created a proportional legend within qgis ...
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How do you link QGIS legends in different print composers?

I have a long linear QGIS project with about 20 separate print composer layouts. I'd like to link each legend to the original one, so I don't have to copy and paste 20 times every time I need to ...
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Bad positions of items in saved template

I work with QGIS 3.8 I saved project with print layout which looks good even if I open it again. Also I saved template of it - but when I create a new layout and open that saved template - it is all ...
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Change the colors of the pie chart in compouse (plot) in QGIS 3.10

When using the new plot command available in QGIS 3.10 for compouse pie chart generation, I didn't find any option to change colors. Is there any way to choose colors?
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Print composer too many row in attribute table how to split in multiple frame?

In the print composer, I've only added an attribute table and different attribute columns. As I have too many row to display in a single page, I would like to split the table between different pages ...

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