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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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) ...
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Problem to create composer with OpenLayers plugin in QGIS

Creating layout in composer I am facing a problem of dislocation of a shapefile and a Google Earth image (which I am using from "OpenLayers plugin") Version 2.4.0 Chugiak (Mac). In the first image ...
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How to reuse a layout in the QGIS print composer layout on different pages?

I've got a map template that I've created in the QGIS print composer on page 1. It includes various objects like text boxes, images (north arrow), scalebar and legend. I want to use the same template ...
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Adding active content to the Atlas in composer $scale

I have an Atlas of 178 pages that centers on different size villages, its all well organised through the composer and all works well. However, I can't use the scale bar as the differences between ...
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Making overview with linked detailed maps in QGIS?

i want to create 4-5 detailed maps, and then an overview map that has rectangles that markes the locations of the detailed maps. Best case would be if the rectangles were links to the detailed map. ...
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I can't print a map with QGIS 2.8.1 and Mac OS X

I'm using Mac OS X 10.7.5 and QGis 2.8.1. I want to print a map with Print Composer. But the Buttons "Print" or "Export as PDF" don't work for me. If I use these buttons, the window for choosing a ...
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Different scale of basemap after exporting to PDF/Image

After creating and exporting my map to pdf/tif obviously there are different scales of the basemap in the exported file compared to the map I created in the printcomposer. See pictures... I am using ...
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Multiple ComposerMap items not rendering properly Pyqgis

I am currently trying to put together compositions using inputs from two different map canvases. One is from a canvas built and controlled via a plugin, the other is the the main QGIS canvas (accessed ...
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Save Print/Map QGIS composer view as PNG/PDF using Python (without changing anything in visible layout)?

I have a QGIS composer/print view opened with all elements adjusted as I wish. Now I need to print/save/export this as a PNG or PDF file from Python console/Python script. I do not want to change ...
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Is it possible to create print templates in 2.6 and 2.8?

Is this possible? I can only find the option to 'Add items from template'. When using this option, the page setup defaults to A4 landscape and you must manually change these settings using the ...
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Grid and Graticule in QGIS Print Composer in QGIS 2.8

I'd like to add a grid in the print composer. The problem is there is no visible option like it was in previous version. I mean I'm looking for an option "Show grid?" like in the picture below. I can'...
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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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Is it possible to hide icons in the QGIS print composer?

Is it possible to hide icons in the QGIS print composer? I have used the Customization page in QGIS to create an ini file to simplify the QGIS interface for my users, but I can't see how to do the ...
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Exported PDF resulting in misaligned Bing Aerial and vector layer using QGIS? [duplicate]

I'm working with QGIS 2.8.1. I have a project with CRS: 3947 (Central-Western France) and several layers in the same CRS. I have not activated the 'On the fly' CRS transformation. I add the Bing ...
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QGIS 2.8 Composer - extent overview not shown

I have a print composition with three maps: a general map (1), a medium-scale map (2) and my detailed map (0). I want a box showing the extend of map0, in map2. For doing that I block the layer ...
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Parts of geometry disappearing in QGIS export to Illustrator PDF?

I'm having this issue with certain polygons when I export to PDF. Everything looks fine in QGIS, everything fine in print composer, everything fine in the PDF as viewed in Preview or Adobe Reader. ...
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Error generating pdf from QGIS web client under Windows?

If I push the print button on the toolbar, I get the menu which works fine. However, when I try to print the map, the pdf doesn't generate. That's why I look into firebug and I get following comment: ...
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Getting weird lines in Print Composer QGIS

I am working with QGis 2.8 and want to use the print composer to create a jpg image. I used this PlugIn (https://github.com/jdugge/ClipToHemisphere) to create the globe. The graticules I created the ...
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Creating several maps showing different layers but same area using QGIS?

I know about the print composer's atlas generation tool, which allows users to create multiple maps that show the same layers/features but different geographical areas. What I am looking for is a ...
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QGIS 2.8 PrintComposer, no coordinates shown

I tested under MacOS 10.10.3 and 10.9.5 now: In the QGIS v2.8 Print Composer I don´t get coordinates shown when I want to create a map sheet and activate "Draw coordinates". I can do all settings ...
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Scalebar gives error in measurement in Qgis: Different measurements of distance on OSM tiles and GoogleEarth

I've created a map of Bordeaux using the QGIS map compositor by following this procedure: Used the OSM plugin to display an OSM map and zoomed to Bordeaux Used the print composer to create a map of ...
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Wrong Scale Bar in Map Composer

I am attempting to add a scale bar into QGIS Map Composer for a single layer showing a map of Jervis Bay, NSW Australia. I have changed both the project and layer CRS to 'MGA56 (EPSG:28356)' and have ...
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Print boundaries of one layer over another [closed]

i am new to QGIS. I have a base map from google, openstreet map over which i want to show the boundaries of another layer. How can i do that? While trying to edit, is it possible that QGIS allows to ...
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How to loop through the raster layers and create a PNG for each?

In QGIS 2.8.1 I have a number of raster layers covering the same extent, but for each year 1975-2014 (times three categories). I am creating one print composer for the extent, but I need to print ...
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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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Is it possible to have a locked/different first page with QGIS Atlas printing?

It is possible set the first page of a QGIS Atlas different to the other pages? For example I want to create an Atlas document where the first page has a text introduction and a general map (not ...
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What are the wider capabilities of the QGIS atlas functionality? [closed]

Given that it is already understood that the QGIS composer atlas function makes it possible to print separate pages based on a 'coverage' layer, what basic range of functions/outputs can be achieved ...
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How can I get three different maps in one print composer?

I'm using QGIS 2.6 and am struggling to get three different maps in one print composer. Better explained, one map with the county, the 2nd closer viewed with the town and the 3rd with the actual ...
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How to insert QGIS project properties “Project Title” as field or token using an expression?

Using QGIS, the "General" project properties dialogue includes a "Project Title" area. Is it possible to use the information inserted in this dialogue in an expression (specifically including within ...
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QGIS Print Composer grid - curved latitude lines

QGIS 2.8.1 I am preparing a map of the North Atlantic and Arctic Regions in EPSG:3996 IBCAO North Polar Stereographic to display the geometries closer to their shape and size. In Print Composer, I ...
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QGIS 2.8.1 print composer won't export all OpenCycleMap base layer tiles [duplicate]

My set-up is Linux Mint 17.1, 32- bit system, QGIS 2.8.1-Wien. I have a map with few layers including OpenCycleMap as a basemap. In Print Composer the extent of the map is 32.5km x 22km square and ...
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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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Unable to change the fonts of the legend in QGIS 2.8

I'm running QGIS 2.8.0-Wien on my Ubuntu box and came across odd behaviour of print composer. When adding a legend - I'm unable to change the font size of the title and items. Bizarrely - in the ...
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Qgis 2.8 problem with font size

I'm using Debian 7 and yesterday i had an update of Qgis 2.8. Since then I can't change font size and type, at labeling and print composer, whatever i pick it returns to the default "Free sans" size ...
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Mask plugin, Atlas composer and Legend

I'm tryin' to use the mask plugin associated with atlas composer (QGIS 2.7 dev). I'd like to have in the legend of map composer only the features that belong to mask instance (inside the mask). if I ...
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Print composer and atlas feature on large dataset

This question could be very complicated, so I'll try to be as clear as I can. I have a polygon (hundreds of cells) that has a quite rich attribute table (more than 30 fields). Each field contains ...
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How to export only labels as svg in QGIS 2.6?

I'm working with a big big data set in QGIS 2.6 (but also in QGIS 2.7). I have many line layers styled with the rule rendering tool. What I want to do is to export only the labels of all these line ...
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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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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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Importing MXD and/or CAD template into QGIS print composer? [closed]

ArcGIS is used very widely in Environmental consultancy and the print/map templates used for reports are usually passed around in an MXD or CAD file format. Unfortunately we cannot afford ArcGIS and ...
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QGIS print composer export excludes one layer

I am trying to export a map from QGIS print composer but the resulting files (I've tried all image, .svg, and .pdf formats) do not appear as the map did in the composer. It is as if one of the raster ...
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How do you add North Arrow which adjusts to the map rotation in QGIS?

How do you add a working North Arrow into QGIS. One that will rotate if the map is rotated? I'm aware that in QGIS the North Arrow icon is just an image (Layout->Add Image/Arrow), what I need to know ...
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How to remove layer names from the print composer legend?

I'm creating a map in QGIS Composer that is the result of two merged layers. The legend (screenshot below) is adding two rows with the titles of the layers. The edit property sheet does not give me an ...