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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Why do pdf/image exports fail with OpenLayers Bing layers? [duplicate]

When I try to export a print composition it generates a 0kb file. Is not possible to open this file. It happened the same with export as image option. The print composition model is coming from a ....
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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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How to customize the visibility of buttons in QGIS?

The built-in toolbar named "Composer" has an icon "Duplicate Composer". I wish to toggle the visibility of this button in the toolbar. How do I achieve this using pyqgis?
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Writing plugin to develop composer attribute tables?

I have no experience of plugin development, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to write a plugin that solved the issue of multi-line tables in print composer http://hub.qgis.org/issues/10273 I ...
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Print large land area using QGIS 2.6.1 Brighton

I have a rectangular area of approximately 10km x 20km and I wish to print this to A0. (I will select a scaled portion of this area - most of it - that matches the A0 page size) I have a few layers ...
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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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Print Composer: Finder window disappearing when pressing save button?

I recently updated to 2.6.1 (using mac OS 10.10.1). When I'm in print composer, and I try to save my map (or open a new file, or do anything that brings up a finder window), the window disappears ...
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Is it possible to export a PDF/SVG as raster with vector labels?

Is it possible (or will it be possible in the future) to export a PDF/SVG as raster with vector labels? I'm using effects (blending, transparency etc.) which I can not export as vector. So I have to ...
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Exporting aerial imagery from QGIS?

Looked around but couldn't find the answer to my question, so here goes. I am trying to export some decent quality (300dpi) aerial images from QGIS using the OpenLayers plugin. Sometimes it works, and ...
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Automatically wrapping labels to fit in print composer window of QGIS?

I am creating a set of hiking maps for the Continental Divide Trail. The trail is nearly 3000 miles, so I have about 200 individual maps and over 1000 information labels. I have a shapefile of ...
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I am looking for an alternative solution to openlayers for satellite imagery in QGIS? [closed]

Does anyone have any other suggestions for sources of satellite imagery on QGIS? Openlayers is becoming extremely temperamental in QGIS 2.6 (Google imagery not bothering to work anymore, Can't zoom in ...
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QGIS 2.4 print composer map extent does not sync with main window

I'm using QGIS 2.4 and got some issues with the print composer. First thing is that the "update preview" button reloads the map, but does not change the view when I move to another place in the main ...
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Label size changes when exporting or printing WMTS layers [duplicate]

I am using QGIS2.4.0 on a Windows computer. When I export a map containing OSM landscape, the labels in the output map are smaller then in the view in the composer. (even if the view in the composer ...
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Is it possible to subdivide scale bar segments in QGIS?

How can I subdivide the scale bar segments in smaller subsegments? I want to style my scale bar like this: To make the question clear I edited the posting.
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Why is the QGIS map composer grid showing unreasonable lat/lon?

I need to print a map with coordinates in the format of Degree, Minute and second. CRS is set to WGS 84 (EPSG 3857) for both layers and on the project properties it is set to enable transformation on ...
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Labels with buffers creates bloated PDF file in Composer

I know this question has appeared before, but the earlier questions appear to be linked to the old labeling engine. I'm running qgis 2.0, which I thought uses the new-generation labeling engine. In my ...
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How to load all items from a template with pyQGIS in QGIS 2.6 [closed]

Since QGIS 2.6, the LoadFromTemplate method seems not work any more (or works differently?) This is my code to add items in my composer from a template : self.composition = self.composerView....
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Removing red cross in print composer? [duplicate]

My problem is with the print composer: it shows a huge red cross. I thought it is because of a wrong image format, because there was a smaller cross on one of the images. So I deleted it, then deleted ...
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Print Composer QGIS 2.6, how to export image?

When I finish map in print composer and click on Export to an image format and after I go to folder where I saved it there is no image. If do same with Export as PDF ,I get PDF file but can't open it ...
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QGIS Print Composer producing angled graticule lines that look like rectangles instead of squares?

I just tried to create an extremely simple map made of one layer loaded as WMS layer from Croatia's geoportal (http://geoportal.dgu.hr/wms). I successfully loaded the necessary layer and created ...
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QGIS graticule coordinates in print composer starting from 0?

I am not sure how to explain the problem correctly as my English isn't as great as it should be - but let me try anyway. I just tried to create an extremely simple map made of one layer loaded as ...
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DMS grid when SRC is not in decimal degrees using QGIS print composer

I have a QGIS project where the layers are in projected SRC, and when I go to the print composer to draw the grid, the units are in millons of meters, and I want them in decimal degrees. Is it ...
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fit a wrap column in the print composer QGIS 2.4

i have an attribute table in the map composer, and the field i want to see is quite long...so i wrap it. but the field width is not fitting this new length. how can i do that. is qgis prepared to do ...
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How do I show the file path on a map?

Can anyone tell me how to show the file path of a map when I'm composing my final map figure. Kinda of like in excel in the headers and footers options where you can show the file path of the excel ...
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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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Why I cannot export OSM map as a .pdf/.jpeg in QGIS 2.4? [duplicate]

I have installed on my Mac OSX 10.9.5 the version QGIS 2.4. My problem is that I cannot export any OpenStreetMap with the Composer and I do not understand why. The thing is that I imported the OSM ...
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How can I programmatically remove a layer from the QGIS composer legend without removing it from the 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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Are there any options/plugins to allow labels in busy screens to be visible in QGIS?

I have quite a busy screen, showing a large number of polygons in a small area. I would like each of these to be labelled neatly, without the 'crowded' feel of overlapping labels, as suggested in the ...
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Zebra grid is not displayed in map composer

in Qgis 2.6, in Map composer, while selecting grid frame style as Zebra, it does not works. Also while drawing coordinates points as exterior in map convas, it is not displayed. Actually I am facing ...
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Print composer in QGIS 2.4: Grid interval settings crash before changing values

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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How to show different attributes in print composer

we have shape file with different attributes wich we want to show in the print composer. The goal is that we open 1 vector layer and the print composer shows 4 different maps (4 attributes). Is there ...
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QGIS Atlas web layer rendering - how can I slow it down?

I cannot get Atlas to export maps with web layers correctly. When I look at the preview within composer everything works fine. When I export an atlas the first page renders ok but for subsequent ...
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QGIS 2.4 Print Composer Will Not Export Image [closed]

I am running QGIS 2.4 on a Macbook Pro (Mavericks) and am having problems with the print composer. Recently, my composer window goes totally white when trying to export images or pdfs and nothing ...
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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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Problem with print composer when exporting a map with Google Maps Plugin in the background [duplicate]

Whenever I try to export a map with the Google Maps plugin in the background, it exports but just exports to a blank document. When I turn the Plugin off so it is not in the background, it prints fine....
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In QGis, why do parts of the OpenLayers layer export in a different scale and position?

I have a problem printing with google satellite maps in QGIS. In the composer it's all right, but in the pdf file some portions of the image are in a different scale and in a different position. An ...
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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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How to divide attribute table in map composer between 2 or more pages?

Does anyone know how to divide attribute table between 2 or more pages? In exported PDF it's unfortunately clipped.
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QGIS 2.4 mapRenderer.extent() does not equal mapRenderer.setExtent()

Could anyone help explain this QGIS 2.4 python console code? I would expect the return value of .extent() to be the same as the bounding box given to .setExtent(): mapRenderer = iface.mapCanvas()....
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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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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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How do you create either a geotiff or a .tfw in QGIS using python?

Probably I just don't understand the API documentation, I don't use object oriented programming to its full capability. I do see this has to be done from a composer object in order to automatically ...
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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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Is it possible to pan the map in QGIS composer?

I am relatively new to the composer feature of QGIS, and often have difficulty getting the map centred exactly where I want it. In particular the area of interest often moves when I set the scale. Is ...