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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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How to change a point of an arrow on Print Composer?

To create an arrow on the Print Composer I've used this: qC = QgsComposition(iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer()) arw = QgsComposerArrow(QPointF(0, 0),QPointF(10,10),qC) However, I can't find an ...
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Which expression are working in the HTML frame in QGIS print composer

I'm using the HTML frame in the print composer. I would like to automatically insert data like $scale and the name field of the Atlas layer. Till now I only got the date working [%day($now)||'.'||...
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OSM printing in QGIS-Web-Client

Printing in QGIS-Web-Client generates pdf with only QGIS project layers. I tried to add osm map in QGIS Composer but it doesn't work. It still prints only overlays. Is there any other way to print a ...
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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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Messed up frame annotation in map composer

I am trying to create a nice map figure with lat/lon frame annotation with the map composer. I tried following several tutorials on this and technically it works, however my problem is, that the frame ...
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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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Distributing maps at same distante in one axe

I have many maps to put into print composer. I would like to align them at the same distance each other throw vertical axe. Is there tool that align them at the same distance automatically?
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QGIS Print composer Label Icon in Legend

In a legend of a map I want to label the icon with a number, just as it appears in the map. As example, I have different parcels and every parcel has a number. In the map, the parcels are labelled. In ...
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python - Composer plugin menu catch-22

a plugin for the Print Composer checks if the current project has at least one Composer when loading to avoid the error when creating the menu on a Composer that doesn't exist. However, once the ...
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QGIS Print Composer: Make grid lines around single layer?

Using QGIS 2.12, I´d like to know if it´s possible to make grid lines only around a certain map layer instead of the whole worksheet? I prefer having legends and scale bars outside the map, which ...
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QGIS Print Composer: Adjust layer size

I´m using QGIS Lyon 2.12 and am trying to make a map in the print composer with the scale 1:25000 in A4 size. I have drawn the map layer, but the map only covers a small part of the A4 space in the ...
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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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How to filter the legend according to the current Atlas page?

I filter the legend by map in the map composer. Some symbols must be used for two legend entries, as you can see below. When I start the atlas tool, the legend displays - if the symbol contained by ...
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Labelling Issue Red Matrix around Label

I use QGIS 2.12 64-Bit Version on Win7. I have a problem with red matrix wich show up around every label. I want to delete them or make them invisible. It looks like in the following screenshot Does ...
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Attribute data different for duplicated layer? [closed]

I have a layer that I want to style in different ways for different print composers. When I duplicate the layer it uses the parent shapefile, but changes made to the attribute tables aren't reflected ...
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In QGIS, in the print composer screen if you save you work as 'Save as template' how do you reload it?

I have various data that I am using in the print composer to create images and putting them into word. They will be marked soon by my assessor and I will likely go back and improve them, how do I re-...
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Can you set a QGIS print composer to render the map as default?

I have set up a number of templates for the print composer in QGIS. In the Print Composer, there is the option to have the map image displayed in 3 ways: as a blank rectangle with no updates until ...
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Large number of distribution maps - Batch maps / Atlas

I try to make distribution maps for about 500 species. In the orginal file all species / points are in one shapefile, via the tombio productivity tool-pluging I separated the species and created ...
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Locking annotations to base map in Pisa Composer?

In Pisa Composer: I am creating a complex geologic map. I created geologic base map and then added annotations (notes, arrows) in Composer. I need to lock the annotations to the base map in ...
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Centrally stored QGIS print templates

In my organisation we would like to have a set of organisation configured print templates. It would be convinient to stores these at some central location so we only have one copy of the templates. ...
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Duplicate print composer or use template?

I want to duplicate a print composer in a project to use with a different atlas coverage layer but I am having problems generating the atlas. I have tried to both duplicate the print composer in the ...
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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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How to create a customizabe table in QGIS Print Composer?

I would like to add a custom table to a map layout created in QGIS. I would like a fair bit of control over the look of the table (borders, background colours of the cells, etc.), and it appears that ...
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QGis / Scale & scalebar wrong [closed]

First, I would like to apologize for the mistakes. My English is not very good. I read a lot but I don´t find the answer. I'm trying to put a scalebar in a very simple map but the measurement is not ...
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Metric grid annotation truncation In QGIS Print Composer

I'm recreating a map using an old x/y meter grid. I need to truncate the grid cooridinates annotations to the thousands. So that 200000 will be displayed as 200. 220000 as 220 etc. Is there a way to ...
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QGIS problem with exporting from print composer

I am using QGIS (version 2.10.1-Pisa) on a Mac (Yosemite). I am trying to export a map in the print composer as jpg or pdf and whenever I do try, the page in the print composer goes blank. when trying ...
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Problem with print composer when exporting a map with Google Maps Plugin in the background [duplicate]

Whenever I try to export a map with the Google Maps plugin in the background, it exports but just exports to a blank document. When I turn the Plugin off so it is not in the background, it prints fine....
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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 use item id in print composer for relations

i'm trying to use the item id in the print composer of QGIS to build relations. for example: i have a label with the text "test" in it and it has the ID=label1 -> now i have a second label in my print ...
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Adding label to QGIS map composer through Python script?

I need help in adding a label to QGIS map composer through python script. I could add a label but it is incomplete. The label is like this: 27-02-15 11-25. It only shows the first part: 27-02-15. I ...
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How do you create either a geotiff or a .tfw in QGIS using python?

Probably I just don't understand the API documentation, I don't use object oriented programming to its full capability. I do see this has to be done from a composer object in order to automatically ...
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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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Text box with automated coordinate reference system in use on Qgis

Using an expression, is it possible to automatically fill a text box placed on the map (in the composer) showing the reference coordinate system of the project? If possible, how would that expression ...
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Are there limitations for QGIS Composer images larger than 32768 pixels?

We are outputting a map file with composer : size 45,312 pixels width and 4,352 pixels height in TIFF and PNG format. The map is calculated but in the file we have only 32,768 pixels width show, the ...
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Legend disappears in QGIS 2.8 composer

I would like to keep my legend on as I export a multipage map set to PDF, but the legend appears to lose any layer items and just keep the title ("Legend"), which is what appears in my PDF document. ...
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QGIS Print composer dynamic labels

I have created an Atlas. One of my layer contain height restriction for bridges. I wish to create a label that show the lowest height restriction. I need to get the height values from my table that ...
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How to create a zoomed in portion of a map in print composer?

I posted a question yesterday about troubles I was having with labeling (which are still plaguing me), but it hit me today that it would probably be easier for me to just create zoomed in sections of ...
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Toggle layers on print composition

I want to use QGIS to make several views of bold colors for one same map. I've been using the layers in order to keep one on top of another. How could i make a composition on the print composition ...
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QGIS print composer and label with svg background error

I have a problem with labels in QGIS. I'm using a background svg for some labels (street numbers). In QGIS, it's all ok but when I use the composer there is a bug (I suppose), because I see some ...
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How to “output to a raster file” in a standalone app based on a composition?

In a standalone app I want to create a print composer with the map, a legend and a scale bar. I try with different codes but without success. I search in several foruns but I didn't find an answer. ...
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How can I add grid lines to a print composition using pyqgis?

I'm writing a qgis plugin to create an image in the print composer of the current map. I can get the map rendered in the proper place with a frame of the right width, and I can get grid annotations ...
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Change page setup in composer window using the QGIS API

Is it possible to use the QGIS API to change the orientation within page setup in the composer window. We have a plugin that builds a map template based on user defined options. When they choose to ...
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Masking Labeles in the Compositor in QGIS 2.8.1

I am looking for a way to remove/mask out Labels that are under a composer Element (Overview Map), which I moved in front of my main map. Is there no way to do this? Maybe using the ItemID? I tried ...
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How to define map extents based on a feature's geometry?

There is a polygon geometry in my QGIS project which represents the extents of my map. Does anybody know how to use the data defined override to get the X/Y min and X/Y max coordinates of the polygon ...
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Why is the vector style in the PDF export different than in print composer? [closed]

I'm exporting a map to PDF in the print composer. See the map in the print composer As you can see, the top map is different from the bottom; the top has 10 tracts shaded in, the bottom has 6. Now ...
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How to save QGIS composer template with image - e.g. company logo?

I can't figure out how to save QGIS Print composer template with image. In our map compositions we always have company logo in one place. It is easy to add image (logo) to composer and place it to ...
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Is it possible to display irregular values in the scale bar in QGIS 2.8?

Is it possible to display irregular - increasing values in scale bar in print composer? For example: 5, 20, 100, 250.
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QGIS 2.8 (openSuse 13.1) pdf export with print composer not working

I'm using QGIS 2.8 with a openSuse 13.1 system. If I try to export a map (with openlayers-plugin active) with 120 dpi it works fine, but if I change the dpi setting to something higher (like 130 dpi) ...