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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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How can I update only one map out of two maps in QGIS Print-Composer without updating the other map?

I have two maps within the map composer in qgis. Whenever I want to update one map it updates both maps. How can I prevent QGIS from updating the other map?
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How to insert multiple images in the Atlas in QGIS?

I have a layer of CROSS SECTIONS (34) and the same number of IMAGES correspondent of each section. In the cross sections layer I have a column named PHOTOS where I defined this field as "ATTACHMENTS > ...
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Auto update QGIS Legend

I have a project with many layers. Some layers are objects of interest while other layers are custom layers. Simplified example: Streets (polygon) Buildings (polygon) Street names (point) I created ...
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QGIS Map Composers missing

I am working with a project that resulted in the composition of five(5) Map composers, then suddenly when I transfer my whole project in a different computer all the Map Composers made was lost. what ...
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Proportional Circles QGIS 3

In QGIS 3 there is the possibility to illustrate proportional data like population with circle of proportional size with the "assistant" option. But once in the print composer section, there is an ...
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QGIS- how to prevent layers from appearing in legend on composer

My laptop (Lenovo x1) usually crashes When I add legend to a map composer in QGIS (QGIS 3.2 BONN). Problem is that all layers in the project will be "auto-updated" to the legend and this will get my ...
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How make a overview with related scale?

I make map with a overview in QGIS. I try to adjust my overview scale in relation with the first map scale. I explain : I want adjust overview scale with a factor 5 or 50, not fixed scale. When my ...
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Getting legend label on multiple lines in QGIS?

This question was posted in 2011, and someone has said that QGIS now allows multiple lines for legend entries, but no one mentioned how to do this. I am running wein 2.8.1 and I cannot figure out how ...
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QGIS 3 Scale Bar Should Print at 1" But Does Not

In QGIS 3.4, I am using the Print Layout to print some UTM lines with scale bars. My goal is to make a PDF of a map that is at 1:63360 or 1 inch to the mile. When I print the PDF, the mile Scale Bar ...
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Why is there Big Red X in QGIS Composer?

I am working with QGIS version 2.01. I created a print composer to export the map with legend, scale bar and title to an image or pdf. When I opened my QGIS project again and went to my print ...
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Setting attribute table cell heights in print composer in QGIS

Is it possible (and how) to set the attribute table cell heights in print composer in QGIS?
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QGIS change legend symbol size independent of map

I'm using QGIS 2.18. The screenshot below shows the print composer. At the moment, the only way I can reduce the size of symbols in the print composer is to reduce the size of the symbol on the map. ...
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QGIS Print Composer align poly extents to page edges

Is there a posibility to align the edges of an polygon (in my case these edges are also the total extents of the layer) to the edges of the map item? I want to keep the specific page dimensions. edit:...
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QGIS 3.4.4 Attribute table expression not working anymore

After uptdating Qgis to 3.4.4 the following expression doesn't working anymore: "art" LIKE '%' || attribute ( @atlas_feature , 'artere') || '%' We're using it in the printcomposer, specifically on ...
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using multiple mapbox wmts baselayers with dififerent labels in QGIS composer

I have created two basemap layers in mapbox. https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/akrystos/cjr1epzf905a32sqhkwvjl5i7.html?fresh=true&title=true&access_token=pk....
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Export map without white background

I'm trying to save an Image in QGIS Composer by polygon borders as seen in the right figure. But when I try to save it, I get a white rectangle box around my figure as seen in the left figure. Is ...
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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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Rule-Based: filter test is not working on QGIS 3.4

I made one Atlas Map based on this exercise (https://anitagraser.com/2016/10/15/qgis-atlas-tutorial-material-design/) and I had good results working with QGIS 2.18. But when I use QGIS 3.4 I can not ...
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How to update map canvas in QGIS 3.4 Print Composer

I'm using QGIS 3.4. Print Composer. I created a print composer template with a map canvas. I want the map extend to be refreshed every time I open the template and also update it manually with a ...
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Attribute table width and line breaks

When the cell's width of an attribute table containing text/string is modified to a number of mm, it automatically adds a line break on the last word. Example The red ellipse shows the last word ...
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QGIS Print composer using margin and scale

When using the Atlas feature in the print composer is there any way of using both the Margin around feature and a defined scale?
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Change suffix label on decimal grid in print composer

I want to change my suffix label on decimal grid/measured grid coordinates for a map canvas in the print composer from "N" or "E" to "m.N" and "m.E". How can I achieve this?
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QGIS print composer does not export high res details from Spatialite layer

I downloaded OSM.pbf data from Geofabrik, and I followed https://anitagraser.com/2014/05/31/a-guide-to-googlemaps-like-maps-with-osm-in-qgis/ this example to import pbf file to SpatiaLite layer for ...
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Scale-dependent rendering in QGIS PDF output

If I export my QGIS layout to PDF with "Always export as vectors" checked the resulting PDF appears to render vector data as expected. Line work appears crisp at any zoom level. Given that the PDF is ...
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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 remove legend items with PyQGIS without removing the layer?

I am trying to generate maps in pdf files by using a pre-defined .qgz layout. I am already able to load layers and adjust color scale, etc. Since the legend is synchronized with the map layers, all ...
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How to print/export QGIS map composition as PDF with Google baselayer in it without spatial shift?

I encountered a problem in QGIS 2.18.21 with printing or exporting my Map Composition into PDF. The layer composition has: one vector polygon layer (either 4326 or 3857) one baselayer (either Google ...
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Change an existing QGIS v2.18 print composer extent to create atlas series focused on one location

I have a QGIS v2.18 project that includes a print composer layout. In the print composer I can alter the exent to match the canvas extent using the Set to Map Canvas extent button. I would like to ...
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QGIS startup - slow loading composers

I'm using QGIS 2.18.16 and notice that every time I open a project I sit and wait while it pre-loads composers. Is there any way to turn off the pre-loading of composers? There's quite often when ...
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QGIS - automatically export multiple maps varying only the symbology source column

I have a polygon shapefile where each row represents a sampling grid cell, and each column represents a species, which may be either present or absent in each cell. I need to export one map for each ...
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How do you turn coordinates vertical in Map composer?

When using map composer in QGIS, there is the option to `Draw coordinates'. once selected, the coordinates are situated in the horizontal position (as seen below). Does anyone know how to align the ...
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QGIS - label placement in print composer

I have managed to do manual placement of labels in QGIS 2.18 so that they are all showing without overlapping. However, when I create the map in print composer the labels do not stay in their same ...
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Is there any way to use only distict values to iterate as atlas features in QGIS?

I want to iterate several maps using the atlas feature of the print composer in QGIS 3.4. The field I want the maps to iterate over has several duplicate values (ie several features belong to the same ...
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Using QGIS print composer control?

I'm using QGIS 3.4.1, and I used Openlayers plugin to download several maps of my interest, and downloaded SRTM data and added as a raster layer. They are all aligned based on same CRS reference. Now, ...
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Qgis Print Composer Could zoom and maintain scale

I am trying to make Qgis Print Composer zoom to feature and maintain a scale of 2500. However, the scale could not be maintained. It is showing a different scale for different page sizes. Below is ...
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Print composer will not show maps when reopened

I completed a print composer project, locked layer and layer style files and locked the map, then saved the print composer, then saved the complete project. I closed QGIS and when I opened the ...
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Layout Composer Text Box Expression - isolating names from project file path

In QGIS 3.X, I'm attempting to use an expression in layout composer to automatically input the client and project name into a text box. The details are always present in the file path to the project ...
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Attribute Table Print composer columns

I'm using QGIS 2.18.3 (Las Palmas). I added the attribute Table in my print composer and would like to display it in 2 column (I have around 50 Cities I would like to display. Instead of having one ...
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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Exporting maps in QGIS 3.4 with different proportion than A1 [duplicate]

As a default, in the 3.4 QGIS print composer the maps are made with an A1 proportion. The A1 relation is 841 mm Height to 594 mm Width. Is it possible exporting a map with some other relation?
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Composer map needs to reset extents each time

I have several maps that are regularly updated and am now having a problem that has only recently begun - each time I reopen a composer to re-PDF my maps, I have to reset the map extents. All of my ...
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Create an attribute table with coordinates vertices in QGIS

I need to create, in a map layout, an Attribute Table item containing the Map Sheet vertices values in different coordinate reference systems, controlled by the atlas (Coverage Layer = Map sheet), as ...
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Adding coordinate system to layout in QGIS composer?

I would like to know if there is a way to add a dynamic coordinate system field into a QGIS composer layout. I can use an expression to add many items such as document name, file path, etc but I can;...
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How to export a map with a transparent background in QGIS?

I have gone into Composer and specified the page background to be transparent. It still comes out white. Is there a solution?
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QGIS - Legend Columns - Uneven distribution of legend items

I'm working on a legend in QGIS 3.2 but cannot figure out how to get a set of legend items to distribute across 3 columns, but with an uneven number of rows. For example I have 9 items that display ...
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Using atlas in QGIS?

Running on Mac OS. I am using a composer template that I have used in the past with this version of QGIS (3.2) that uses an atlas. Now it does not display the Atlas tab in the composer. The generate ...
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How is scale for print composer calculated?

Not really an issue, more of a theoretical/technical question. I'm doing regional maps with over 1500 km difference (~10 degrees of latitude) between lower/upper border of the map, and I noticed ...
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How to place a feature form in a composer on QGIS 3.x

Is there a way of displaying the form of a feature inside a print composer instead of a table atribute? ideally what I need is to show on the side of a atlas map the forms of the features inside the ...
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How to change page size in QGIS Composer

I've made a few maps in QGIS Composer and set them up initially as 8.5x11 page size. I want to begin with that layout and apply it to 11x17 page size. However when I change this in the Page Layout, ...
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Label background color depending on expression in QGIS print layout

I have a problem with the background color in a label in print layout in QGIS. I would like to set the color of the label to be dependent on the data from the attribute table. For example, when ...