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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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QGIS print composer layout with several data frames: is it possible? [duplicate]

I have to create a several data frame print composer layout: is there a command or a plugin in QGIS 2.4.0 Chugiak that allows to insert several data frame? I dont't know if QGIS can manage more than ...
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QGIS 2.6 Where did “Open from template” go?

In QGIS 2.4 there was a menu-point in "Composer" (Composer > Open template) where I could open a saved template, see the map I was printing and move the map in the frame to the exact position that I ...
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Print with different settings of layer view?

Using QGIS is it possible to print on the same paper two windows with different settings of layer? I mean: window1: layer1 ON - layer2 OFF window2: layer1 OFF - layer2 ON
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How to convert WMS layers to raster layers QGIS 1.8.0

I need to export a series of maps for a report. The layers imported into QGIS are all WMS files provided by the GeoBC website. As I have now discovered, I cannot export these maps using the print ...
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QGIS print composer won't export map with base layer [closed]

I have a map that when I try and export it from the print composer to a jpeg, I get the map but the base layer has tiles with "map data not yet available". If I print from composer, it prints ...
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How can I configure composer to update all the elements when the project is opened?

I have designed standard layout to display a map, multiple tables, images, etc. Every time I open this project I have to update/refresh all the elements in the composer even if the layers have the ...
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QGIS atlas generation to make company expansion slideshow/video

I need to create ~98 maps each showing the locations of customers as a company expands over a time series. These will be made into a slideshow/video showcase so all maps need to have the exact same ...
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How to refresh the view in QGIS Print Composer using Python?

I am trying to automate the printing of maps based on different attribute classifications using Python in QGIS. Everything is okay except for when I open the printed image, the labels are blurry. ...
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Cannot save map from composer as image or pdf

I have created a map and made a nice lay-out in the printer composer (in QGIS 2.4), the weird thing is, that if I try to save my map as an image or as a pdf immediately after entering the name in the "...
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Is there a way to use old Print composer templates in 2.0?

As the title says, the old templates do not work in 2.0. It started with having to redraw boxes, now it causes it to crash completely. Is there an easy fix. Can i download templates for use??
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Printing High Resolution Open Maps?

I hope my question does not silly but I am QGIS rookie and am really struggling to find a solution. I have the added the Google Street Layer to my project on top of which I worked with my points and ...
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QGIS view selected layers, manage views

I have a QGIS project with a large number of layers. Is it (without using Postgis) possible to define "Views" which include different subsets of the layers? For example: View 1: Layers WMS ...
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Displaying Grid line on QGIS Print composer?

I am using QGIS 1.8.0 Lisboa. I am making a print composer map that displays the grid lines as reference for the coordinates. But it doesnt display anything (gridlines) on the print composer map. ...
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How to style graduated using size-scale field

Is it possible to style based on size-scale field using graduated symbol but instead of using color ramp, I would like to display its size. I would also like to display this in the legend in the map ...
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The scale in Qgis is not setting to feet

I am working in QGIS 2.4. I have changed the CRS of all the layers and in the project properties to EPSG:102739 - NAD_1983_StatePlane_Texas_Central_FIPS_4203_Feet. I am in print composer trying to ...
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Is there a maximum length of pdf file QGIS composer can plot?

In QGIS 2.4 is there a maximum dimension in milimeters composer can produce while exporting to pdf? Trying to produce a 3000 x 900 mm or 2800 x 900 mm map. The QGIS composer displays all the map area ...
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How to test for multiple map items in Composer using python?

I am building a QGIS plugin and I need to check for multiple maps items in Composer that works on all platforms. Currently I am getting the first map in the composition using the code below, but ...
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Draw Vertical Line QGIS Composer

Is there a way to draw a perfectly vertical line in QGIS's Composer. I wanted to created a visual separator between two elements for aesthetic reasons. I've tried the arrow tool, removing the arrow ...
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Is there a way to define the relative position of items in print composer?

Is there any chance to make the items in print composer relative to the margins. Let's say for example the legend. I normally align it to the corner on the right bottom where the legend is 10 px away ...
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qgis printcomposer: can I wrap text in attr table?

I have some longish text attributes and when I try and put these on the map using the attribute table they get truncated. Is there a way to get these long lines wrapped.
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How to rotate (svg) symbols in QGIS map composer to match map rotation?

Because of my thesis layout requirements, I have to rotate 270° some of my maps in composer. There are (many) svg smbols (icons), and they are rotated as well. I would like to (non-)rotate them in ...
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How to use a .qpt made in another project?

I'm trying to make maps in print composer of several different projects. I would like the maps to look the same, just for different areas, so I tried to use the .qpt that I made in the first project ...
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draw extend of print composer map as rectangle in canvas

After defining the extend of my printed map in the printcomposer I can show the map center in the canvas by hitting "view extend in map canvas". So far so good. But is it also possible to show the ...
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How to add a large inset svg or pdf in QGIS 2.3 print composer?

I have a 48x36 wall map that will include 5 large inset maps, the largest of which is almost 11x17. Due to a bug with html annotations, I need to export each inset individually then include them as ...
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Labels disappear zooming IN in Qgis 2.2 Composer?

I have a simple map with a polygon Layer of 2 Polygons. Labeling is turned on, so is the option of "Show all labels for this layer, even if they collide". In the print composer the labels keep ...
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Where do I find additional instructions for QGIS print composer?

QGIS Print Composer has numerous complex interacting features. Scale vs paper size vs map extent vs QGIS main window map extent - locked layers - resolution - map rendering level (i.e. the scale used ...
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How to cycle thru items in print composer?

In print composer I have many items placed on the "paper". These items include borders, one map, bar scale, logo and an arrow. When the items overlap each other I am only able to select the item on ...
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qgis2 composer - non-rectangular inset map?

I'd like to have a near-full-page rectangular map object, then add a non-rectangular inset map object with 6 vertices. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this, other than making two actual maps ...
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Alternating ESRI scale bars in QGIS

I'm a recent convert to QGIS from arc and think it's amazing, so much more efficient and usable. It also doesn't crash constantly which helps me keep some of my sanity. I was having issues finding ...
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How to define the symbology used in QGIS print composer without using separate styles for screen and print

I use scale-dependent symbols for mapping (rendering Openstreetmap vectors as it happens). For instance paths show up when zoomed closer than 1:50000, but only roads show when zoomed out. The rules ...
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Techniques for Filtering the Attribute Table in QGIS's Print Composer

For the legend of a trail map I'm working on I'd like to show the trails and their lengths. I have this data in the table. The problem is that not all of the features (lines) have a name or length. ...
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how to put a cropped selection of a map into the composer

I have a map canvas and I want to have a portion of that canvas printed. I adjust the canvas window in QGIS to show what I want to print and then add the map to the composer. The results are very ...
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QGIS - Atlas. Outputs missing

This really teases me. Somehow the Atlas-function in Print Composer are missing some of my polygons from my layer, when doing a print. I´ve looked at them once again,- they are there, and the geometry ...
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QGIS - Changing Legend Size with Python

In QGIS, I use the python console to generate image files through the composer. In particular, I am creating a map with a legend. The legend is too big. It occupies about 1/8 of the image. I would ...
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Highlight specific area in a box in print composer

My problem can be easily illustrated by the first picture on this site: http://bitmedia.dk/rentegning-af-kommunekort-til-faktaillustration/ I already have the overall map, but I want to make a box in ...
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Atlas - How to set in rows from table linked to polygonlayer?

I have polygonlayer and a textlayer. The polygons have unique ID´numbers. The textfile also have unique ID-numbers (and therefore possible to join together, yes), but it contains several rows with the ...
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How do I control rendering order of items in composer?

Alternative formulation of the question is: Is there any other way apart from the order of adding items to the canvas of setting the rendering order> The problem is that I want to change the map ...
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How can I set a specific meter scale in the print map composer?

I am making a map for an orienteering class at the environmental education center that I work at. In order for us to easily calculate the distance between orienteering points, I need the scale to be ...
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How to change QGIS project color space

Is it possible to change the color model of an entire QGIS project from RGB to CYMK? I know that it's possible to change the color models of individual symbols/features (through the style manager), ...
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Why do Print composer templates not save my maps in their entirety?

I have been using QGIS and its various updates in a limited way to make maps for a few years now, but I have always had the same problem with the Print Composer. I make my layered maps with grouped ...
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Why does QGIS 2.0 print composer not render the legend names?

I made a map using the print composer in QGIS 2.0. However, in the legend it does not display the name of all the items listed. I have updated the legend items, removed the items and added them again ...
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qgis print composer: more then one “overviews” to show overlap of more then two maps

I have a map composition with 3 pages (maps). I would like to draw the overlapping on every map. So the first map is overlapping the second, and the second is overlapped by the first an the third. ...
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How to export a map to a single page pdf? [closed]

I want to export my 900 x 800 mm map to a PDF file and all I'm getting is a file with 31 page of parts of my map. How do I create a single page - whole map pdf?
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How can I display a spatialLite view in a custom data sheet with print composer

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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How to control road labels in Atlas QGIS 2.0?

I'm producing map books for our water assets. These books are taken out into the field by the workers so they can see where various 'things' are for the work they need to undertake. There are over 200 ...
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Creating a custom attribute table in qgis print composer

is it possible to arrange header and content of an inserted attribute table in qgis print composer? I want to create a custom datasheet with a small map and listed feature information as follows: I ...
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How to create a printable data sheet when using edit widget “value realtion” in QGIS 2.0?

I created a spatiaLite Database with a point layer (every point is a tree). Additional I created several tables to fill the columns of the spatial layer with attributes using the editing widget “value ...
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Can I offset the map frame in the composer?

I have a map frame in a layout in which the map fills the frame. If I check the frame property checkbox, there is no whitespace between the contents and the frame. Is there a way to offset the frame? ...
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How to change the aspect ratio of a map without the scale changing? [duplicate]

The aspect ratio of the map frame doesn't match the contents, leaving a lot of white space inside the frame, even after I've scaled the contents to fill one dimension. When I drag one edge of the ...
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QGIS Composer Prints Blank Page [closed]

I am trying to print a map that I have made in QGIS print Composer. When I try to print the map or export it to a PDF (or any other format) as a raster all I get is a blank page. When I try to print ...