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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Indenting subitems in QGIS Composer legend?

My legend looks like this: I would like the items under "Roads & Trails" to be indented to the right. Likewise for the items under "Streams". The spacing controls don't affect this. I could add ...
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Making world grid with angle in QGIS?

I need to make a world map with a grid that have a angle like in this map I look into it and find that I can add a grid in the print composer I have succeeded to change the grid distance in the ...
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How can I use relative paths in print composer for images?

I'm sharing an entire map project with a client so they can eventually print off an atlas. I've managed to get all the layers and icons to work correctly with relative paths, but the atlas contains ...
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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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Putting scale bar labels below scale bar in QGIS?

I added two scale elements to my map composition. For layout harmonisation, I want the ticks and the label text below the scale bar. Standard is this: What I want is this (manually changed in the ...
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How to put North Arrow and Scale on map in COMPOSER in QGIS 2.2.0

I am new to QGIS and the questions asked and answered here about the North Arrow do not seem to help me solve my problem below. In the main mapping pane of QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera, I can add the scale ...
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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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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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How to rotate QGIS composer map frame to North when using Atlas?

In QGIS, I'd like to use Atlas in the Print composer to generate a series of maps. However, I'd like each map to be printed with "north up". For example, using the classic projection of the United ...
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How to add pages in print composer

Is it possible to add more than one page to a QGIS print composer project? For example one sheet for the map and another sheet for the legend and some other information.
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Altering composer label items in QGIS with Python

I'm only new to QGIS and Python so this may exists already, and hopefully be easy to do. What I'm hoping to do sometime in the future is build a map book generator using QGIS as the base. In order ...
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QGIS Print Composer Grid Draw Coordinates line offset

I have had a good google about this and can't find anything on it. is it possible to offset grid labels from the grid basically trying to move the label to where the red lines are on this crude ...
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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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Display numeric scale in two different units, eg 1 inch = 1000 feet

How do I display a numeric scale for a map in two units, for example 1 in = 1000 ft ? I know it's possible to display a scale bar as "Numeric," which provides only a ratio, in this example 1:12,000. ...
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How to print Bing Aerial maps in QGIS?

I need to create a big number of maps in QGIS for a breeding bird monitoring scheme. The Bing Aerial maps would be perfect as underlying layer as they have sufficient resolution and very nice ...
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Automating citation of data source in QGIS print composer?

I have 20 thematic maps with different sources like CITY PLANNING OFFICE, ENVIRONMENT OFFICE, AGRICULTURE OFFICE etc. Since I have many maps, I want to automate the data source citation of my ...
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How to align QGIS legend items to the right?

Is there a way to align QGIS map composer legend items to the right, for right-to-left languages? There is only a title alignment option. Furthermore, I found this ticket from 4 years ago regarding ...
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Manage space in legend print composer QGIS

I am struggling to figure out how to manage space in the legend. I have extra space between some items in my legend, which I would like to remove: How can I manage these spaces? I built my legend ...
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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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QGIS composer svg wrong rendering

When I export a svg file I get some wrong rendering, like maps exceeding their frame, grid lines that are supposed to be disabled, and inconsistent line styles. This happens only when exporting in ...
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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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Show attributes of area of interest by using Atlas

I use the "Atlas" tool of QGIS 2.18 to generate maps of different districts of my "city" layer. The information shown inside every district are the name, a value for power, and a pie chart. When I ...
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In QGIS Composer, is it possible to draw coordinates next to grid cross markers?

I know how to add coordinates to the border of the map, both inside and outside. But I was wondering if there's a way to add coordinates next to grid markers, such that when I choose the option to ...
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Sorting string column in QGIS Print Composer?

Previously asked a the same generic question (Sorting string column Qgis), but would need to know a solution in Print Composer. A added an atribute table in my print composer, and I need to sort the ...
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How to show a QgsComposition created in the QGIS Python console?

I'm trying to develop a similar script to How to make serial maps from template?. I'd like to modify elements in the composition programmatically for each map that I want to print. In developing this ...
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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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How can i add a north arrow in QgsComposition?

I'm trying to add an svg image of north arrow in QgsComposition using this code: mapRenderer = iface.mapCanvas().mapRenderer() theComposition = QgsComposition(mapRenderer) theComposition.setPlotStyle(...
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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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Current field of view specific legends in QGIS

Is it possible to make QGIS generate a legend that is based only on the field visible in composer? There was a ticket marked as resolved five months ago with this question but it doesn't divulge the ...
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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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Automatic map rotation in map composer QGIS

The thing is that I wonder to make it possible to calculate automatically the map rotation in map composer. I have many maps in one file with their own projection parameters, and I would like to ...
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Integrating numeric scales into a text or HTML box in QGIS print composer. [duplicate]

I am trying to embed the scale of a map in the print composer expression builder or HTML frame. Effectively the value of the scale in the map item properties would come through into the text and be ...
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Go through items in a composer legend (QGIS 2.6)

I'm trying to develop a plugin in QGIS 2.6, which opens a composer, add a map and a legend, and (among other things) adjusts the legend. Is there a way to go through items in a composer legend with ...
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Why is the map content not displayed when I reopen Print Composer? [duplicate]

I just updated from QGIS 1.7 to 2.0 on Mac. When I now open a project and create a map in the print composer the content of the map is lost when I open the project again later. The settings of the ...
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How to make my programmatically added map items show up in the composer items list?

I try to make a composer via python. I add item, make a composer view and open, but i can't see item in "Items" dock. Also, when i select it, i don't see item properties in "Item properties" dock. ...
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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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Printing a 1" scale from 2.8.2 Print Composer

I'm working on a small-scale site survey in qGIS, and for engineering purposes I need to print physical copies of the map that can be used with an engineering ruler. Basically, I need a way to print ...
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Text color in the legend of the print composer

Can I use different colors on the legend text for the title, group and object? If yes, how do you do it? My QGIS version is 2.14.12-Essen.
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How to set the default values for the ScaleBar in QGIS?

I often insert scalebars (that's quite common) in my maps, but the one set by default doesn't suit me at all. Example : Reference point : default is up and left i need it down and right Segments are ...
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QGIS Composer thematic map : one (png, pdf, etc.) map per feature type

I've got a shapefile that contains thousands of features that can be group by categories. These features are sometime located in the same place so they overlap. An example of the content of my ...
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Blank Base Map when exporting from Print Composer

When exporting from composer in QGIS to either an image or PDF the map does not print. I get a white page with only the shapefiles showing up. This happens when the map is rotated 90 degrees. This ...
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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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Including two different maps in one QGIS Print Composer?

How do I use print composer in QGIS 2.0.1 to produce a final product with two different maps on the same sheet? I can't figure out how to use the 'add a map' button to add anything other than a ...
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QGIS Nautical Chart Symbols for sector lights [duplicate]

This is I know going to be of limited interest to many of you but I teach navigation and I am working on producing test questions and charts for assessing learners knowledge. My problem is solvable ...
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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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How to rotate labels by the same angle as the map in the composer?

Does someone know if it is possible to make the labels rotate the same angle as the map in the composer? I'm trying using the expression attribute( $map, rotation) in the data defining placement, but ...
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Is it possible to focus on different (but related) features on the same Atlas page?

I have a map showing a city and its divisons. I have then several features in other layer with the style set to show only the feature designed by the atlas by $id = $atlasid So far so good. Then I ...
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Ordnance Survey grid reference in QGIS print composer

Is there a way of inserting Ordnance Survey grid reference in a print composer? I know that a grid can be created but I don't wish to insert a grid, I just to need to include the eastings and ...
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Calling and showing photo from layer shown in composer?

What I'm trying to do is to see images from photo-layer that are shown in the composer. There will be 6 images in each map. There will be a datatable from the point layer that contains the path and ...
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How can I change the frame in the print composer in QGIS?

I made a map based on a raster from Natural Earth web site with some vector layers with the Qgis software. When I compose this map I cannot get the right size: there are too big or to small as you can ...