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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Inset map in print composer shifts when saved as pdf [duplicate]

I'm working on a map in the print composer window of QGIS, with an inset map showing a larger extent and highlighting the area of my main map as an overview. Everything looks good in the print ...
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QGIS: Legend with more columns in one row

I have two layers (water_supply_design, water_supply_condition). I'd like to create new map with Map Composer in QGIS. In this map, I'd like to have a legend with one row and two columns (Water supply,...
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How to import a Composer Template into QGIS Print Composer?

How can I import a .qpt file into Print Composer (Composer Manager) in QGIS. I've tried saving it in the composer_templates folder but to no avail.
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Qgis select distinct by default on Print Composer

I have a filter on Print Composer that selects "id_mov" and shows figures one by one into the map. This "id_mov" is not unique so different id can have the same "id_mov". Qgis select distinct by ...
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Is it possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?

Does anybody know if it's possible to create a round map frame in QGIS Map Composer to create circumpolar maps?
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Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer?

Is there any other option to display DMS grid and graticule in QGIS Print Composer, since there is no plugins available yet?
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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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How to set the paper size to A4 for a PDF export with pyQGIS?

I have been developing this code, based on the official documentation of QGIS and some codes in gis.stackexchange. But my problem is that I don't know where to establish my height and width to make a ...
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Loading print composer template and nothing turns up

I am with Qgis 2.14.1 Essen, I had stored several templates on print composer, but today trying to load again those templates and the working area turns up totally blank, and the computer seems ...
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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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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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QGIS Composer keep reference after reloading layers

I have written a plugin which loads a bunch of geojson data via REST for a specific region, which is selected by the user, afterwards generates some vector grids over the extend and styles all the ...
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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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Polygon rendering issue in map composer, QGIS 2.8

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, let's go straight to the point. This is what I get in QGIS main window (and what I'd like to get in QGIS' map composer): And this is what I actually get in ...
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How to print a large map easily from QGIS where I can later zoom in on minute details?

I have a cadastral map with more than 20000 plots. For a ground survey, we need to use this map to capture details of each plot. I want to make a pdf file that can opened on mobile phones for the ...
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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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Getting the layer path into Print Composer?

I'm looking to get the file paths for the various layers into the QGIS print composer. This is so I can produce a block of copyright statements automatically as we use data from a wide range of ...
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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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Inconsistent map exporting using the composer tool in QGIS [duplicate]

I am using QGIS Desktop 2.8.5 on a windows machine and I am using the composer tool to create images with a scalebar and legend. The following is a screenshot of the my working environment: The ...
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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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Print composer custom grid label problem

In answer to this question Klas Karlsson puts forward a solution to the problem of formatting print composer grid labels for projected maps. I'm very weak on scripting, but in QGIS 2.14 I've tried to ...
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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 control layer visibility in the Map Composer Overview map? [duplicate]

I wonder if it is possible to choose which layers would be visible in the Overview Map loaded in the Map Composer. Note that this is already possible for the Overview Panel in the QGIS Desktop: for ...
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Cannot get correct Lat & Long scales on outside of OS UK map

Using OS data and CRS of EPSG : 27700 on QGIS, on the new Print Composer how do I get the correct Longitude and latitude scale on the outside of the map? at the moment both scales on the X:Y axis ...
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QGIS print composer atlas shortcut next feature

I have 25 features in the atlas of the print composer and I need to check every feature before exporting. It's quite annoying to always click the field in the status bar, so I wanted to use the ...
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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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Is it possible to make a multiple line coordinates in QGIS 2.12.1 map comsposer?

I'm trying to display a 2 line coordinates, where the thousands are on the top row, and the units are on the lower row. I've tried to custom coordinates using the following expression: left(@...
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Is it possible to export a PDF/SVG as raster with vector labels?

Is it possible (or will it be possible in the future) to export a PDF/SVG as raster with vector labels? I'm using effects (blending, transparency etc.) which I can not export as vector. So I have to ...
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Exporting to pdf in QGIS 2.8 composer does not respect line styles

I'm using QGIS 2.8. When I export a map using "export to pdf" in Composer, the style of lines of my vector data in the resulting pdf file is not what is seen on the screen. When I export to jpeg it ...
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Can preset name be used in QGIS expression?

Does anyone know if it is possible to use a Preset name in the expression builder in the Print Layout? I was hoping to use the present name as the Map Title in a text box, but can't find a variable ...
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Wrong Scale Bar in Map Composer

I am attempting to add a scale bar into QGIS Map Composer for a single layer showing a map of Jervis Bay, NSW Australia. I have changed both the project and layer CRS to 'MGA56 (EPSG:28356)' and have ...
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Print composer layout [closed]

I am new to QGIS and am trying to use the print composer. My questions are: How to change from vertical to horizontal orientation. How to zoom in on a map that I've added. How stop a black box ...
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QGIS composer paper presets

How can I add custom paper sizes to the presets under the Composition tab? If I save and reuse a template, only the Item properties are saved, not the Composition items, so I have to change the ...
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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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Way to Shrink Alaska and Hawaii for “Stereotypical View”

Is there anyway to shrink Alaska and Hawaii to create a map that looks like the stereotypical map with AK in the corner, etc.? I thought about trying to isolate AK and HI in their own layers and then ...
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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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Clickable markers on PDF generated by qGis

I have created a map in the qGis print-composer with point-data. I would like to display the label of each specific point if a user clicks on it. What's the best way to achieve this?
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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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Print composer layout changes when converting to PDF

I have the problem of the layout/formatting of my QGIS 2.13.2 in the print converter changing whenever I try to print to PDF Form. In the print converter my layout looks good and the shapefile is at ...
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Rendering layer properties consistently in Print Composer in QGIS

I have created a layer of lat-long coordinates in the map I am working with that. On the map, I can appropriately size the "simple marker" representing each point for a given zoom. However, when I ...
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Exporting to PDF from print composer in QGIS with two maps on layout?

I'm using QGIS Desktop 2.10.1, and I created a print composer with two different maps. The maps are based on the same shapefile, but each has a different variable and thus a different color scheme (...
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In QGis, why do parts of the OpenLayers layer export in a different scale and position?

I have a problem printing with google satellite maps in QGIS. In the composer it's all right, but in the pdf file some portions of the image are in a different scale and in a different position. An ...
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How can I prevent the scale bar in print composer from bunching up in QGIS?

I'm creating a series of maps in print composer from the same basemap (from the quickmapservices plugin) in QGIS 2.12.2. Sometimes this works, though it only allows the scale to be in metres, feet or ...
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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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How can I ensure the image exported from Print Composer is accurate?

I'm using QGIS version 2.12.2, and using print composer to export my map to an image file (I've tried pdf as well). In the print composer it displays fine - just a basemap overlayed with land type ...
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Measuring in Print composer and main layer window in QGIS 2.12.3 does not match

I work on the municipality level and I am composing print maps with scalebar. I noticed, that length (or scale of my maps) is presented different when items are measured in my main QGIS 2.12.3 layer ...
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Map composer issue

I am using QGis (latest version, OS X) and whan I create a map on map composer everything works fine. I export the map to pdf file and also goes fine. But when I save and close it and then close the ...
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Creating an Atlas where polygons have the same attribute

I am struggling to create the following Atlas : I have a coverage layer containing polygons. I want to create an atlas where each map contains polygons that have the same attribute vale (blockname). ...
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scripted new items don't show up in the “items” panel on Print Composer

I'm working on a plugin to put items (pictures, arrows, labels) on the Print Composer layout. Everything is fine with the exception that once they are drawn, none of these show up in the "items" panel ...
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how to add grid coordinates in QGIS 2.12.0-Lyon in the print composer canvas?

The attached image is the municipal basmap created using QGIS. I was not able to add the grid coordinates in the print composer canvas. How do I add those coordinates?