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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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Offsetting Atlas Generated Maps

My aim is to generate maps of polling stations to helps electors find their local polling stations for elections in 2019 and onwards. I've plotted and labelled 80 polling stations on a 'Polling ...
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Setting up Print Composer to Output Paper Map at Right Scale in QGIS?

How does one set up print composer to output a real world map paper map that is scaled properly so that a manual (real world) scale rule that one places on a paper map is scaled properly in a scale ...
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Exporting map from composer in QGIS - text labels have moved in output?

I am exporting a map from QGIS. I have some text labels for the title of my map, rendered with html. All looks good before I export but when I open my exported map (I have tried exporting to both ...
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how print very high resolution image (deleting white background) in QGIS

I would like to print something like this .TIFF image : but I need to do it with a high resolution,so I have been told to use QGIS and especially the print composer to create an object that can be ...
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What does the extent mean when the map is rotated?

QGIS 2.18. I have put a map into print composer and rotated the map clockwise by 45 degrees by setting "Map rotation" to 45 (it's what the client wants!). I'm struggling to get the region I want ...
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QGIS Composer: Fixed Coordinates Distance

I am working on QGIS 3 project defined to UTM 34S EPSG: 32734 with some layers on WGS84 EPSG 4326. I need to create a printable map on print composer with grids with DMS coordinates. The grid values (...
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How to export a PDF from composer when I use the Google Physical layer as a basemap in QGIS

I am unable to open a new map I've just made in print composer if I use the Google Physical basemap layer. After I export the map I've made and try to open it on my desktop, it reads that the PDF is ...
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Where are the page setting for the composer in QGIS 3? [duplicate]

When I open the composer I can't see any obvious means of changing the page setup (size or orientation). QGIS 2 had a tab for this.
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Import a print template from AutoCad into QGIS Print Composer

I use QGIS (version 2.18.19) and my consulting colleagues use AutoCAD. A lot of our clients ask me to put my QGIS maps into AutoCAD format. Is there a way to simply import the print composer template ...
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QGIS 3.01 (Mac) Can not filter legend items in Atlas

I am not sure if this is a bug or if I have missed something that has changed in 3.0. The issue is that in the composer/atlas when I display the item properties of the legend all of the 'tools' are ...
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Default settings for composition and item properties in print composer

Is it possible to make some default settings or save the settings for composition and item properties? Im adding a bunch of different maps to print composer. I want the same settings for every map f....
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filter out atlas pages with no data in QGIS 3

I am printing maps using the atlas to display layers with point data. Some of the areas have no points in them. Is it possible to suppress these using the filter options. I could not figure out how....
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Problem with grid labels in grid composer

I am having some trouble with the print composer. First I set a fixed scale the proper scale for my map. Second, I set the width and height. Third I set the fixed X and Y minimum for my map. For ...
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QGIS Composer - Inserting OS Grid Reference [duplicate]

I would like to add an OS grid reference to QGIS Composer, i just need to show the figures. Running on QGIS 2.18.3.
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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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Adding short CRS description to composer template?

How can I add CRS description as automated text for composer template? so anytime someone open a project, it uses the project CRS to print description of CRS like: WGS84 / Mercator 1 @project_crs ...
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Multiple pages with different in QGIS print composer / layouts?

Is it possible to make multiple pages with different size in qgis print composer?. so that when i want to print different maps in qgis i will just do it in one print composer.
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Formatting scale bar text with thousands separator in QGIS

I wonder if this is possible. I want to show the text (numbers) of the scale bar in Print Composer with a thousand separator in order to make the labels more readable. All I can do for now is change ...
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Intersection between two layers in Atlas Print Composer

For making an atlas I'd like to show different city districts, each with enclosed water bodies - one district per map (see picture). I try to show only the part of the matching water geometry which ...
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In QGIS print composer, pdf in CMY/RGB, dosen't show correct colore after print [duplicate]

By color setting in QGIS, I can only set RGB color but not CMY, so I've taken the cmy color from FreeHand, converted to RGB in Adobe Photoshop. Then exported the map as PDF (in QGIS). Before printing ...
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Why is the QGIS print composer scale bar not right? [closed]

I went to re-do a map (of quite a large area of the globe) that I had already created, yet when I added the scale bar in the values were different and they definitely don't look correct, whereas ...
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Retrieving Map Composer Items using PyQGIS?

In a QgsComposition i would like to retrieve the list of all Composer Items. I don't want to specify item type. The function should have been composerItems() but the help says it isn't available in ...
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Why XY coordinates offset when output to PDF/PNG in Print Composer of QGIS 2.10.1 Pisa? [closed]

Here's my image when i output to PNG.Same result when output to PDF. Whats the problem?
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Maps in Print Composers disappearing

Does anyone know if this is a bug? It's been happening to me very often lately. I finish I map and export it and it's all good. Save the map and then when I open it again a few days later to make a ...
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Layer length statistics in print composer QGIS

In a QGIS composer, I would like to add a text label with the calculation of % of length of the total layer with a specific feature value. My layer is composed of roads lines and I would like to ...
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Import of print compositions in QGIS 3.0

I installed QGIS 3.0 last week and would like to edit my projects with it. However when I try to import my saved print compositions the following message appears (see picture below). Can you tell my ...
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Problem deleting elements in map composer

I would like to make a query about the use of the map composer. Sometimes, when I add elements to the map, for example the scale bar, I have realized that I can delete it by pressing only the Delete ...
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Statistics in print composer Qgis

I would like to add a table with some statistics in the print composer. I want to show the rate of feature for a specific value. Let say I have a "Existing" field with 'Yes' or 'No' properties. I ...
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Setting map up to print to scale in QGIS?

I am having a problem trying to get maps to print to a specified scale. Goal: to print a map to scale so that an engineer's scale (ruler) can be used to measure features on the printed map. Problem:...
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Qgis composer attribute table

I'am trying to make an atlas composer to get export for each line of a specific layer. Those lines are portions or roads. In the print composer I have 2 maps, a picture frame and 3 attribute tables ...
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Setting source for HTML frame in Print Composer using PyQGIS?

I have defined an HTML Frame in my composer using: html_frame = composition.getComposerItemById('html_frame') How can I set its source using PyQGIS?
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Make the QGIS Print Composer take WMS maps from a specific zoom level - .png AND georeferenced image

I want to create a .png print with a world projection file from a specific WMS. The WMS in question is Polish national Geoportal service containing hypsometric data. Here's the WMS adress: http://mapy....
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Force expression-based map item position onto second page in Atlas setup?

I created an atlas with two pages for each atlas feature, the first being for a map and the second page being for a table. I need to separate pages as the map is using all the paper space and the ...
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Changing The coverage Atlas layer

I created a coverage layer ( polygon) for an atlas. It contains rectangle polygons which define the boundary of sheets (somehow irregular indexing along my layer). when I print the atlas without ...
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Setting name for composer template using PyQGIS?

This scripts works fine for me, but every time its called, a new composer-template is created (Composer 1, Composer2 etc). If the user saves the project, also the composers are saved and the list ...
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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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Label background color depending on expression in QGIS print layout

I have a problem with the background color in a label in print layout in QGIS. I would like to set the color of the label to be dependent on the data from the attribute table. For example, when ...
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Controlling line width in QGIS Print Composer output

I am printing a 36" x 48" map (ARCH E size) and looking to have line width consistency for my contour lines. I want to be able to define the line width as it is printed on a 36" x 48" paper at 300 ...
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Load frequency histogram in Print composer

I'm a QGIS-user and I'm looking for a way to add a frequency histogram in the print composer. The aim of it would be to visualize the distribution of values around the defined class borders of a given ...
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Attribute table trailing zeroes missing in Print Composer

I have QGIS 2.18.3 installed. I'm trying to create a printable .pdf map with QGIS Print Composer. It needs to have X & Y coordinates listed in an attribute table, with 3 decimals accuracy. Print ...
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Problem with QGIS print composer PDF export in CorelDraw X7

I'm having a recurring problem with exporting raster imagery in QGIS's print composer for use in CorelDraw X7 (for map styling). The problem has persisted for some time, through many releases of QGIS ...
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Composer, shapes and geometry generator

I wanted to change the way shapes are rendered in QGIS composer. I tried for example to add an ellipse in the composer and choosed geometry generator in the styling options. I let Polygon/...
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Both 1st and 2nd map insert layers render properly on Print Composer screen but not on PDF

I am developing a local trail map in QGIS and I want to produce a PDF with a map insert. Map 0 has USGS layers with the hiking trails. I then add Map 1 at a larger scale with a new OSM layer as the ...
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Grouping and sorting a list of equipment using an aggregate function in the print composer

I'm using QGIS as a spatial database for a construction site and we are now checking the installed equipment. The inspection requires us to have a list of the equipment ID to inspect for each type of ...
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Print composer layout without opening project in GUI (no iface solution)

I would like to print some composers without open the files that contains them in QGIS. without using templates not using iface using, app = QgsApplication(sys.argv, gui_flag) app.initQgis() ...
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Combining two layer symbologies into single legend item using QGIS?

In QGIS 2.18.13 on Windows 10, I have symbolized a polygon with two layers on top of either other; the bottom layer is a solid fill color, and the top layer is a BDiagonal (hash). The two layers ...
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Add composition variables?

Is there any 'easy' way to alter or add custom variables in a QGIS Composition in a Python script? Setting a project variable can be done with QgsExpressionContextUtils.setProjectVariable, but is ...
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Get and Set Lat/Long Extent of Map View in QGIS

I am new to QGIS, and assume this question is a basic one and can be easily answered. However, I was not able to find the answer by trying things out, searching the web, or reading QGIS tutorials. I ...
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QGIS - How do you keep a map fixed to a template?

I am creating templates within print composer for people within my company to use. I would like them to include a map of the county in the top left corner that can then be used as an overview for ...
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QGIS Print Composer - Set Map Frame to Map Extent

How do I fit the Frame (A) of the Map Item exactly to the extent of the Map Canvas (B)? I have done all of the following: In Project View, I clicked "Zoom to layer" (specifically, the widest raster ...

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