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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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 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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Reset canvas match print composer QGIS 3

Is there a way to reset the map canvas to match the layers, or layers and styling from a "locked" print composer window? The lock layers, and lock layer styling buttons in QGIS Print Composer are ...
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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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QGIS Print Composer Templates

Whenever I launch QGIS 2.18.23 all my template print composers launch in the background without any prompting and I'm unable to close them How can I switch them off or close them?
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QGIS composer changing legend position when exporting

I'm observing the same issue seen in QGIS map composer changing legend position when exporting atlas as images It is happening when the checkbox "Main properties > Resize to fit contents" is checked. ...
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Shaping map inside QGIS layout?

I'm composing a print layout with a map on QGIS, and I'm trying to shape the map based on a layer. I have a layer that sets the limit of the study area, and I need to put on the layout only the ...
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Opening QGIS layout manager without opening QGIS

Is there as way to open the layout manager without opening QGIS interface for a certain project file?
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Linking maps in QGIS composer?

I have three maps (data frames) in my QGIS composer and would like to link the size, rotation and extents of the maps so that when I 'move item content' or change the rotation in one of the maps it ...
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Mapbox WMTS layer in QGIS poor print quality

I've added a Mapbox WMTS layer to my QGIS project. However when I use the print composer and export my map the result is blurry / not sharp. The image in the print composer itself is sharp, it is ...
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Hiding polygons outside of current atlas feature in QGIS? [duplicate]

Within the above image, I would like to ideally hide the polygons outside the current atlas feature (some to the east and also to the west - these are part of other atlas features) They are currently ...
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Atlas map generation in QGIS using point layer only

I am trying to automate generating maps with Atlas using points only. As the snapshot shows the data points for each village is shown by a color. Every four villages fall under one health area. There ...
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Making long labels visible in a legend

How do I handle map legend with tens of classes using QGIS? I searched for instructional videos and previous post relating to the question but could not find any helpful material. The legend text in ...
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How to generate multiple maps for each feature using same scale and displaying only the one feature?

I am using QGIS 2.18. I've got a layer consisting of 40+ features (lines of movement per day). And I'd like to automatically create maps that always show exactly the same area. But the difference is ...
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Colour Gradient as background colour in textbox for map in QGIS

I'm trying to make a map in QGIS which of course contains the title of the map within a textbox. As background colourscheme for this textbox, I want to use two colors with one color beginning at the ...
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Map orientation in print composer in QGIS

I need to create a layout in which the vertices of the map in the layout coincide with the vertices of a rectangle of a grid that is oriented differently from the map on which it is overlayed: what ...
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Is it possible to cache QgsProject and QgsComposition?

I'm developing an application to automate reports that include several QGIS maps. The main drag on the application, as noted below, is the time required to instantiate the QgsProject and to load the ...
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Atlas layout - blank 2nd page in QGIS 3.2 / 2.18

I've got an atlas in QGIS 3.2 and also 2.18. There is a main frame showing a map with points. Underneath there is a table with further information about the points. If there are many points, the ...
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Listing features and their respective map grid in QGIS

I am trying to list map features and the Reference Grid they fall into. The grid is setup in the Print Composer as a 50mmx50mm grid over a 400mmx400mm map with Cells Labeled as 1A, 1B, etc.. I didn't ...
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How do you create a text-buffer in QGIS' print composer? [duplicate]

When creating a label you can create a buffer of another color around your text. Is there any way to do so in the print composer?
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QGIS - Problem with Print Layout - blacked out sections on map (QQIS 3.2.1-Bonn)

I am experiencing a problem with Print Layout. When importing my map, random blacked out sections are appearing.
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How to filter legend by map content in composer with raster layers?

Does the "Filter Legend by Map Content" button in composer of QGIs 3.2 version work only for vector layers? It seems it's a bug reported in 2.18.x version and should be fixed for 3.x versions (https://...
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Make legend in QGIS only show features in the view extent?

I am trying to create a legend in QGIS 2.18.22 so that it only shows the features that are in the current map extent in the print composer. I have been selecting the 'only show items inside current ...
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How to create a polygon from a Print Composer or Print Layout map extent in QGIS?

How do you create a polygon from a QGIS Print Composer or Print Layout map extent (i.e. a polygon that is the exact area shown in a map within a print composer/layout)? Ultimately I would like to do ...
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Displaying length of feature on page in print composer?

I'm making a map for a walking trail in QGIS. In the below screenshot, the red line is the trail. The trail is about 60km in length in total, but on this page of the map, the trail is about 23km long ...
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How to get WYSIWYG of raster layer in print composer in QGIS? [duplicate]

I currently have a base raster layer from OSM Standard used in my project. In the regular editing platform for QGIS, the place identifiers for cities are easily readable. However, once I enter layout ...
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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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Creating and manipulating an HTML frame in QGIS 3.2.0 Print Composer using PyQGIS

I'm trying to create, reposition and resize an HTML frame in a QGIS 3.2.0 Print Composer layout using PyQGIS: proj = QgsProject.instance() comp = QgsPrintLayout(proj) blockStats = QgsLayoutItemHtml....
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QgsVariableEditorWidget does not save changes

I would like to edit the variables of a composer item in QGIS 2.18.x. The widget itself is working so far. In my example, I am selecting a QgsComposerLabel called "Plankopf" to show its variables. ...
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How to open saved QGIS layout in layout designer with Python?

Is it possible to open saved layout in layout designer(print composer) with Python? QGIS Python API: openLayoutDesigner(self, layout: QgsMasterLayoutInterface) → QgsLayoutDesignerInterface ...
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Filtering elements of layer with active element of QGIS atlas with geometry functions?

I'm working with QGIS 2.18 In a print composer I can filter the elements of a layer based on the attribute of the active element of an atlas. For example, show only the cities (points) of a state (...
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QGIS : how to get selected feature “state” to filter data in QGIS Composer

In a QGIS layer, I have selected some entities. Is it possible to show these in a particular way using style definition using a "state" like $currentfeature or @atlas_featureid ? The goal is to ...
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Forcing legend entry to display markers in QGIS

Is there a way to force the patch in the legend to include a loosely spaced marker symbol in QGIS print composer? I'm using a large, loosely spaced marker symbol to represent wetlands in a map I'm ...
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Print to PDF in QGIS 3.0 from layout cuts off a strip of the bottom and right hand sides

As per the title. It happens every time I export it through print to pdf. Doesn't matter if I choose "microsoft print to pdf" or "adobe pdf". My map is within the canvas dimensions. When I select ...
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OSM XYZ Tile rendering incomplete

I'm not sure if there is a fix for this, or if I am encountering a bug. I have 2 layers. The base layer is the XYZ Tile for OpenStreetMap and the top layer is a 1-channel raster, set to 50% ...
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Printed map has different scales for raster and vector layers in QGIS?

I am trying to help a friend in another part of the country diagnose this problem. She has a background layer from google and has a vector layer overlaid on it. It looks fine in the composer but ...
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How to specify projection in print composer instead of in project properties for QGIS?

I am using two map objects in QGIS print composer. One of them should be in WGS 84, being an overview of North America. The other should be in MTM 5 (close-up of a region). I can specify the ...
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How to create relative hyperlinks in QGIS PDF output

I am attempting to add text labels in the composer that will result in clickable relative hyperlinks in the PDF output. Adding a text label, ticking "Render as HTML" and adding www.google.com results ...
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Is it possible to put the projection of a map of a layout in a text label in a layout in QGIS?

I would like to be able to have a text label in a print designer with the information of the projection of a map in QGIS. That way, if I change the projection of a project, I would change that ...
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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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Using QGIS Expression String Builder to display selected multiple layers in a map in print composer

In QGIS, in a Map's item properties, inside print composer, there is an option to "lock layers" (display layers) based on an expression, by using QGIS "expression string builder". I can use as ...
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Adding date to label in QGIS Atlas composer?

I'm trying to add the current date into a label for use in a composer for colleagues to run on a daily basis. The label is currently; Bins to be delivered: [% "Count" %] All I need to add is the ...
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Why are size-scaled symbols missing from map layout legend?

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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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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Unintended offset when printing atlas

I'm printing a series of maps using the Atlas feature in QGIS. Everything is working fine, except when I print the atlas all of the elements are offset from where they are in the composer. I can work ...
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Filtering a map in print composer

Is it possible to filter a map's layer inside Print Composer, like it is possible to filter a layer in Qgis main window? I have a layer with several points, and I'd like to create several layouts ...
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Remember Save location for image created in composer?

QGIS remembers the last saved location for the image that was last created. Is it possible to change a setting so that this last saved location is remembered per QGIS project file?
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Freezing legend on map composer so that it stops updating when changing symbols on map?

This seems like a counter intuitive question, but is there a way to freeze the legend so that it stops updating itself in the print composer? My auto-update box is unticked for the legend, but the ...
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Using a custom font with the QGIS Composer

I have an issue with changing the font of a text zone in the QGIS composer. I have downloaded Roboto font and want to use it in my composer instead of Arial black. After installation I quitted QGIS ...