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Print composer provides growing layout and printing capabilities in QGIS.

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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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Map is not shown in Print Composer or in PDF (QGIS 2.18.3)

I already saw the other questions concerning the same problem, but after trying everything described in the answers there, I still have the problem that my saved print compositions do not show the ...
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Do the elements in Print Composer have any identifiers in QGIS 2.18.14?

In QGIS 2:18:14, it is possible to refer to elements in the Print Composer? How do I name and identify an element in another element? E.g., on a label, call the contents of another label and use its ...
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How to set a custom position for Atlas pages in QGIS 2.18.14

I want to set a position for each page/feature in the Atlas. For scale and rotation I resolved here: Set a custom maps rotations for specific pages in the print composer in QGIS But now, I can´t ...
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How to display inches in the Print Composer margin guide [duplicate]

I can't figure out how to change the margin guides in Print Composer to inches rather than metric. In the "Composition" tab, under "Page size" I have ANSI A (8.5 x 11 in) selected. However, the "...
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Using qgis python to create a PDF output with print composer to only show the attribute table

I'm attempting to show the information of a given vector layer that I have by creating a PDF file that shows the attribute table of that same vector layer. The problem I have is that currently I get ...
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Using print composer in QGIS?

I have been having repeated issues with QGIS 2.18 print composer for OSX High Sierra. The composer seems to continuously stop working correctly, after inserting my map frame red guide lines will ...
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Save to PNG changes colors

I am trying to save this print composer as PNG When I open the saved file, this is the result The same thing happens if I save to pdf. Any idea what's going on?
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QGIS print composer preview atlas combo box limited to 499 features

Yes, really. I generate an atlas with a coverage layer with 883 features, and the combo box from which to select the current preview list only the first 499 features as shown in the screenshot below (...
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QGIS map composer changing legend position when exporting atlas as images

I am having an issue when exporting atlas map series to image. In each map the position of the legend is jumping around by a few cm. I have the position referenced under item properties to the bottom ...
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Multiple Overview Indicators in QGIS

I am creating an atlas with multiple maps in QGIS. Each map is at a scale of roughly 1:12,000 and also includes an overview map at a scale of 1:200,000 in the corner which shows the entire region of ...
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North arrow not syncing with map QGIS 2.18

I read about clicking on the 'sync with map' option after adding a north arrow (Layout -add image)(in Print composer), and I've done that, but when I rotate the map, the north arrow does not rotate ...
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When I duplicate a print composer, item properties is blank

I need to have several, identically placed and scaled, print composers. One with a grid, and the others without. Each showing different layers. I set up one, added layers, then used duplicate to ...
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Calculated sum of visible areas in print composer

I want to view the sum of area of each habitat displayed in the layout. Only the displayed habitats in the viewport. Which expression do I have to use in the textbox? Now I have calculated them manual....
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Visual connection between two linked frames in QGis Print composer

I am still a beginner. I created a printing preview in Print composer, with a general map on the background and several small frames on top, containing zoomed-in portions of the general map. With ...
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Copy print composer grid to other map?

Let's say I have a print composer with two maps. On one I define a grid. Can I copy/paste this grid over to the other map in any way?
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QGIS Composer Legend Filter by Map Content Not Showing Item

I'm trying to filter a composer using the Filter by Map Content Button. It works for the most part. There is a line layer that doesn't fit completely in the map window that gets filtered out, I'm ...
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Qgis is not exporting vector PDF at larger scales

Context We're now in the process of transferring our systems to Qgis. what needs to be done I need to export a DXF based map from Qgis into vector pdfs, in order to import into the program we use ...
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Composer screenshot in QGIS

Is there a way to do a screenshot of the composer in QGIS? I am regularly doing maps in a rush to insert in reports or presentation and it could save time if I would not have to save them and then ...
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How to highlight a road segment in my map?

I have a table in QGIS that has 2 columns that I use to create road segments, StreetID and SegmntID. This creates a unique ID for each road segment. For example, for a road named Maine St, which I ...
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QGIS an PDF templates: getComposerItemById is changed with the QGis version?

In a QGis python plugin i have this code to fill in the fields of a PDF template (.qpt): myComposition = QgsComposition(myMapRenderer) myFile = path + "template.qpt" myTemplateFile = file(...
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QGIS Print Composer HTML standard

Which HTML standard supports the print composer of QGIS?
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Adding text label with currently joined field name in QGIS?

I want to add text label in "print composer" with that column's name. Is there any expression to return that field name?
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How to change page size in QGIS Composer

I've made a few maps in QGIS Composer and set them up initially as 8.5x11 page size. I want to begin with that layout and apply it to 11x17 page size. However when I change this in the Page Layout, ...
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Feature counts and rule-based styling for overlapping points of diff. height with one height class per map

I have a set of 700 points within the footprint of a 16-storey building. The points have a building floor attribute (e.g. "Floor" = 12), and another attribute relevant to my presentation (call it "...
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Multipage atlas with different maps in every page

I have to print 2 pages with different maps on every page. Every map represents a city as polygone and the scale in every map is the same. The setting of the zoom and the scale is not a problem: I ...
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Boundless Suite - Composer Security Permissions [closed]

I’m having trouble getting users-roles-data access rules correctly configured in the Boundless Suite 4.9.1.  The issue appears to be with Composer, not Geoserver. BLUF:  I want 2 separate editors for ...
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QGIS include action (hyperlink) in composer output

Is there a way to include the action "open url" in my map created in composer? I'm open to the final export being either a pdf or an image, but I'd like the end user to be able to click on different ...
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Automatically Show the Page Number of Atlas QGIS

How can i show the page number of a atlas on QGIS? I don't want to use an attribute, i just want to QGIS to automatically show de page number. I believe that is a simple tool, but i Can find a way ...
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How make a overview with related scale?

I make map with a overview in QGIS. I try to adjust my overview scale in relation with the first map scale. I explain : I want adjust overview scale with a factor 5 or 50, not fixed scale. When my ...
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QGIS write in attribut table while mouse clicking [closed]

I want to draw a track in QGIS with mouse-click to use it inside the print composer(atlas generation). The best way to do this for me is too click on the screen and the python script in the ...
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Automated QGIS print composer does not show layers with rule based style

I am using QGIS 2.18.13 and inside my plugin, I call a templet which the should create a new map as a PDF. The code I use for that is as follows: from PyQt4.QtXml import * templet = "C:\\my_templet\\...
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Creating multiple line grid frames in QGIS Print Composer?

I've found an older map with a nice-looking grid frame. How can I create this with the QGIS Print Composer (also programmatically with Python)? I didn't found anything to control the line style of ...
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Pyqgis - Removing a layer from the composer legend [closed]

I am developing a script to print different map views of a QGIS project. I want to print all the vector layers in the canvas but I don´t want one of them to appear in the legend. I can`t figure out ...
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Custom label color in QGIS atlas

I'm trying to make an atlas with qgis with a map generating 2 pages (north and south) N and S corresponding to the coverage layer where a field contains the values "N", "S". Every page is formed by ...
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How to print Large map in QGIS in normal paper size(A4,LEGAL)?

How to print large map in A4 size like "Tile printing"method where you can automatically divide large map into equal parts(A4) then join it later by pasting, i tried ATLAS plugin but it gives me ...
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Don't render X when pictures don't exist QGIS Atlas

I have a shape with 2 features and 2 fields: each field represents the path of a picture. The first feature has both field (so 2 pictures) while the second one has just one picture (the second field ...