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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Setting a theme in the QGIS Print Composer via python?

I'm using python to command the print composer and export images/pdf (https://opensourceoptions.com/blog/pyqgis-create-and-print-a-map-layout-with-python/) I'm looping through layers by name to ...
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QGIS Print Layout ID

I want to add layout number to each layout in the print composer. I've cant find a variable with that information in it that I can access from the expression builder. Generally our projects are ...
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Map eastings in QGIS 2:18 Print Composer alternate between correct values, then negative values

Using CRS OSGB 1936 (ESPG 4277) at various map scales in Composer, I find that the northings are all correct, but the eastings alternate between two or three correct values, then two negative ones. I ...
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Changing WMS layer CRS/URI in a layout

My project uses a public WMS basemap to fill in data outside my ROI, with the WMS CRS chosen to be suitable given my project CRS. Now I'm creating an (alternate) layout in my project which outputs in ...
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How to convert a QGIS Composer Grid to polygons

I really like the cartographic aesthetics of the QGIS 3.10 Composer Grid, especially the border created by using the "Zebra" style and "Fit Segment Length" option. Because of its design, I'd like to ...
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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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Updating only one of two maps in QGIS Print-Composer without updating 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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Manually moving layers in QGIS legend in print composer

I have a legend in my QGIS print composer and would like to manually move a layer to position them where I want them to be. In the following example I would like to move the layer "area" down to the ...
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Dynamic grid with Atlas generation

I have ticked grid maps in Atlas composer. The problem is my maps don't have same scale to represent. Then, I would like to configure grid in such way that lines of grid in different maps change ...
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Why are size-scaled symbols missing from map layout legend? [closed]

I have a designed a map using a scaled simple marker symbol. It is a rule-based design and symbol scaling is done by the siye assistant based on a field value for any of the rules in the same way. ...
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Is it possible to wrap the heading of a column of an attribut table within the print composer?

The "wrap text on" function seems not to work for the heading of the columns, only for the rows. I'm using QGIS 2.14.4
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Is it possible to wrap text in column headers in print composer tables using QGIS 3.x? [duplicate]

Is it possible to wrap text in the header of an attribute table in print composer in QGIS 3.x? There are options for wrapping text in the cells within the body, but they don't seem to work for the ...
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QGIS 3 Atlas: text box expression for automatically displaying names of all visible features?

I am currently working with the QGIS (3.6) map composer using the atlas tool; it's quite handy, but I've come across a small problem and I'm wondering if there is a solution to this. The coverage ...
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Make lots of maps at once using QGIS print composer

I have around 1250 maps of species distributions. Each species is a different shapefile projected on one base-map. I can use the TomBio addon to export everything as a single map (PNG) without too ...
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QGIS3 Separately rotate the orientation of individual composer atlas maps?

Is it possible to rotate each individual atlas detail map separately? In creating an atlas for a long linear feature (rivers) to be output in engineering-style pages (11 x 17), it is nice to include ...
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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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Editing Layout-Items after loading a QPT-Template in QGIS 3 with Python

I am facing a problem with the new Layout API while implementing a plugin for QGIS 3. Starting point is a layout template in qpt-Format, which contains different elements like (attribute) tables, map, ...
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QGIS 3.4 Layout manager, attribute table, scale of map

I am trying to produce maps faster than I currently do. I was thinking to use the "show only features visible within a map" option. I already use it for the coordinates table and I am trying to add ...
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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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Center generated atlas map to features of different layer

I got a problem with setting an Atlas. I have a polygon layer with around 100 polygons, and a line layer. What i need to do is to generate a map for each polygon and show on the fixed scale (1:500) ...
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Change Legend Right to Left Reading in QGIS

I am a new QGIS user and i have a challenge to convert legend from right to left reading in QGIS like ArcGIS.
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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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Inserting C-ordinates (LAT. and LONG.) in map composer of QGIS

In QGIS 2.8, how do I insert co-ordinates (degree, minute and second) in map composer? When I did it, the the X and Y intervals value were showing on the frame instead of actual lat. & long of ...
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Accessing QGIS element variables in Composer

Is there a way to access "other" composer element variables in QGIS? I can "print" a variable in a text element by inputing for example: [% @project_title %], but is there a way to use the map_scale ...
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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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Using Symbology Scaling when printing to PDF using QGIS

I am using QGIS 3.4. When I go to print my map as a PDF the orange diagonals I added, which show up nicely in print composer, are scaled to the point of invisibility. How can I fix this so that ...
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Creating groups in single layer legend

I am finishing a geologic map. I have all geologic polygons in a single layer. I want that the legend shows the geologic polygons separated by age and that each group to have a header stating the age....
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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 Size with PyQGIS [closed]

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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QGIS atlas: make only current polygon visible [duplicate]

I have a layer with lots of polygons and want an atlas that goes through each polygon. However, the atlas page should only show the current polygon and not its neighbors. In the following image only ...
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QGIS: basemap only in overview not in mapatlas

I have a map Atlas and a small overview map. In the project I have a basemap and I want that the basemap is only visible in the overview map but not in the individual maps of the Atlas. Is that ...
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Set layout template paths with PyQGIS

Under Settings>Options>Layout>Layout Paths we can define Path(s) to search for extra print templates like shown here: I intend to deploy an organization-wide standard path for print templates using ...
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Setting composer layout units to inches in QGIS

I open a new composer and select ANSI A for my paper. The notation after the name is "Letter; 8.5inx11in", but the width and height are displayed in mm, and the units selection is grayed out, so I can'...
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Styling plot items by category in QGIS print layout

I am making a sensitivity atlas which gives me gridded sensitivity values (A to E) for a given area. I am using the atlas functionality in QGIS 3.10 to create several maps showing these sensitivity ...
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Previewing pages of field group section in report layout

I used the report layout in QGIS 3.0 to re-create two atlases I made using 2.18. I'm using these two tutorials from North Road and Anita Graser. Atlases seem to work the same way in the regular ...
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Grid interval settings crash before changing values in print composer of QGIS

I am using QGIS 2.4 in Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite. Just trying to produce a map with cartographic symbology in the print composer. Map data: polygon and line shapefiles projected in SAD69 / UTM zone 23S/ ...
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PyQGIS - Print Layout Legend. setLegendFilterByMapEnabled()

I'm creating a legend in my print composer and only want "visible", or active, layers shown in the legend. This means I want only layers with the box checked in my layers panel. Here is how I create ...
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Producing a print layout using 2nd map view in QGIS

I am trying to produce a map like this completely in QGIS: I can generate each half of the map in the main program by using View->New Map View but I can't then find a way to make a map in the ...
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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 3.4.5 print composer: doesn't print DIN A0

I want to find a way to print a map with a raster layer in greyscale (GeoTIFF) and two vector layers in shp-format. I created a map layout and went to the page properties (right-click on the canvas) ...
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QGIS Atlas generation for multiple map extents?

I'm trying to create 5 maps in composer showing the same layer features but different extents of a map (attached an image to give everyone an example). I've opted to use atlas to save me manually ...
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Using continuous color band for raster legend in QGIS composer legend?

I'm looking for a way to insert continuous colour legend for a raster layer. I managed to create discrete symbols with values along the bar, but I would like to have a continuous bar with some values ...
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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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QGIS 3.4.12 print composer, cm distance

In print composer, I would like to syncronize the scale of the map with the Grid scale. For example, in print composer I am making a map in 1/1000 scale, so I go to grid,and insert "map units" x=100 y=...
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QGIS styling a legend

I am a newbie working on QGIS 3.6 / Windows 10 I need to style a legend for map with headings and sub headings The main divisions of the legend item need to be subdivided into sub-classes i.e. The ...
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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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Set default style for QGIS Composer Items

When creating a Composer Layout in QGIS, it is useful to add multiple items such as text boxes, shapes and arrows. Once I have formatted an item (eg an arrow line) is it possible to set it as a ...

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