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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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QGIS Map Composers missing

I am working with a project that resulted in the composition of five(5) Map composers, then suddenly when I transfer my whole project in a different computer all the Map Composers made was lost. what ...
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QGIS- how to prevent layers from appearing in legend on composer

My laptop (Lenovo x1) usually crashes When I add legend to a map composer in QGIS (QGIS 3.2 BONN). Problem is that all layers in the project will be "auto-updated" to the legend and this will get my ...
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QGIS change legend symbol size independent of map

I'm using QGIS 2.18. The screenshot below shows the print composer. At the moment, the only way I can reduce the size of symbols in the print composer is to reduce the size of the symbol on the map. ...
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QGIS 3.4 - Print composer export to image error

In QGIS 3.4.4.1 when exporting Print composer layout to image (.png, .jpeg) I get the following error message: "Cannot write to C:\xxxxx.png. This file may be open in another application". This file ...
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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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QGIS Print Composer align poly extents to page edges

Is there a posibility to align the edges of an polygon (in my case these edges are also the total extents of the layer) to the edges of the map item? I want to keep the specific page dimensions. edit:...
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using multiple mapbox wmts baselayers with dififerent labels in QGIS composer

I have created two basemap layers in mapbox. https://api.mapbox.com/styles/v1/akrystos/cjr1epzf905a32sqhkwvjl5i7.html?fresh=true&title=true&access_token=pk....
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QGIS 3 Scale Bar Should Print at 1" But Does Not

In QGIS 3.4, I am using the Print Layout to print some UTM lines with scale bars. My goal is to make a PDF of a map that is at 1:63360 or 1 inch to the mile. When I print the PDF, the mile Scale Bar ...
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Rule-Based: filter test is not working on QGIS 3.4

I made one Atlas Map based on this exercise (https://anitagraser.com/2016/10/15/qgis-atlas-tutorial-material-design/) and I had good results working with QGIS 2.18. But when I use QGIS 3.4 I can not ...
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How to print automatically Map themes in Label's Map Composer?

This expression [%@project_path%] prints the path of the qgis project. How the Map Theme used in the layout can also be printed automatically ? According to QGIS documentation, a Map Theme is a ...
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How to update map canvas in QGIS 3.4 Print Composer

I'm using QGIS 3.4. Print Composer. I created a print composer template with a map canvas. I want the map extend to be refreshed every time I open the template and also update it manually with a ...
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Can I programmatically output the same map with different shp files?

I have 39 different .shp files of the same locations but different data values and I need to output a map for each of them. Is there a way to build a map template and then run a process that will ...
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QGIS Print composer using margin and scale

When using the Atlas feature in the print composer is there any way of using both the Margin around feature and a defined scale?
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Change suffix label on decimal grid in print composer

I want to change my suffix label on decimal grid/measured grid coordinates for a map canvas in the print composer from "N" or "E" to "m.N" and "m.E". How can I achieve this?
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QGIS print composer does not export high res details from Spatialite layer

I downloaded OSM.pbf data from Geofabrik, and I followed https://anitagraser.com/2014/05/31/a-guide-to-googlemaps-like-maps-with-osm-in-qgis/ this example to import pbf file to SpatiaLite layer for ...
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Scale-dependent rendering in QGIS PDF output

If I export my QGIS layout to PDF with "Always export as vectors" checked the resulting PDF appears to render vector data as expected. Line work appears crisp at any zoom level. Given that the PDF is ...
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Changing legend spacing to be further away from map border in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 3.2.3 I am creating a map in which I have added a legend to (see figure below). My issue is that I am trying to create a legend which has spacing between the two columns. I have ...
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Setting attribute table cell heights in print composer in QGIS

Is it possible (and how) to set the attribute table cell heights in print composer in QGIS?
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How to remove legend items with PyQGIS without removing the layer?

I am trying to generate maps in pdf files by using a pre-defined .qgz layout. I am already able to load layers and adjust color scale, etc. Since the legend is synchronized with the map layers, all ...
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Layers disappearing in QGIS print composer?

I am using QGIS 2.18.26. I have problems with a layer disappearing on map in my composer. First I thought it is a scale based visibility problem, it is a layer with some rectangles and titles on ...
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QGIS startup - slow loading composers

I'm using QGIS 2.18.16 and notice that every time I open a project I sit and wait while it pre-loads composers. Is there any way to turn off the pre-loading of composers? There's quite often when ...
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QGIS 3.2 Layout Map render/cache/rectangle no longer available

In previous version of QGIS when using the print composer there was an option to have the map displayed as a rectangle, cached or render. This was particularly useful when the map showed lots of ...
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How do you turn coordinates vertical in Map composer?

When using map composer in QGIS, there is the option to `Draw coordinates'. once selected, the coordinates are situated in the horizontal position (as seen below). Does anyone know how to align the ...
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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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QGIS - label placement in print composer

I have managed to do manual placement of labels in QGIS 2.18 so that they are all showing without overlapping. However, when I create the map in print composer the labels do not stay in their same ...
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Data-defined size legend QGIS and Map Unit symbol

In QGIS, I am making maps of the same project in different scale (global and local). To make my symbol looks alike in all scales, I've choose to use proportional symbol with a size in "map unit". ...
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Using QGIS print composer control?

I'm using QGIS 3.4.1, and I used Openlayers plugin to download several maps of my interest, and downloaded SRTM data and added as a raster layer. They are all aligned based on same CRS reference. Now, ...
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What does the 'Field' selection do in QGIS report composer?

In QGIS 3.4 report composer, when making a field group section, there is a selection under 'layer' labelled 'field'. Here, one seems to be able to select from all the fields in the layer. But as far ...
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Using only distinct values to iterate as atlas features in QGIS?

I want to iterate several maps using the atlas feature of the print composer in QGIS 3.4. The field I want the maps to iterate over has several duplicate values (ie several features belong to the same ...
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Print composer will not show maps when reopened

I completed a print composer project, locked layer and layer style files and locked the map, then saved the print composer, then saved the complete project. I closed QGIS and when I opened the ...
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Change main properties of map composer from cache to render from Python Console

I'm trying to print out a map from Python console. The issue is that when I add a layer to the map composer, the property of the map is set to cache. However, I want to change it to render so that the ...
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Proportional Circles QGIS 3

In QGIS 3 there is the possibility to illustrate proportional data like population with circle of proportional size with the "assistant" option. But once in the print composer section, there is an ...
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Layout Composer Text Box Expression - isolating names from project file path

In QGIS 3.X, I'm attempting to use an expression in layout composer to automatically input the client and project name into a text box. The details are always present in the file path to the project ...
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Composer map needs to reset extents each time

I have several maps that are regularly updated and am now having a problem that has only recently begun - each time I reopen a composer to re-PDF my maps, I have to reset the map extents. All of my ...
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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Re-using QGIS Atlas on similar projects?

I recently started using the Atlas feature on QGIS 2.18 and have a problem making it work as I want. More precisely I need to be able to easily reuse an atlas for a 100% similar project (same layer ...
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Create an attribute table with coordinates vertices in QGIS

I need to create, in a map layout, an Attribute Table item containing the Map Sheet vertices values in different coordinate reference systems, controlled by the atlas (Coverage Layer = Map sheet), as ...
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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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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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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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