Feature request #16796

export geopdf and geotiff form print composer

Added by Donovan Cameron over 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:duplicate
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:24695


Trying to export first to a PDF from Print Composer and there is no coordinate reference system in the output.

Then tried to export to a TIF with World File option and again there's no spatial reference data in the output.

When I load the TIF into qgis, it doesn't line up correctly and then crashes with a core dump.

Might be relevant, but in the print composer, under Export Settings the Reference Map pull down menu is blank with nothing to select there.

https://gis.stackexchange.com/q/246390/1297 also has the same issue reported there.

Output from gdalinfo utility.

[email protected] ~ % gdalinfo map_out.pdf
Driver: PDF/Geospatial PDF
Files: map_out.pdf
Size is 2550, 1650
Coordinate System is `'
  PRODUCER=Qt 4.8.7
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0, 1650.0)
Upper Right ( 2550.0,    0.0)
Lower Right ( 2550.0, 1650.0)
Center      ( 1275.0,  825.0)
Band 1 Block=2550x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Red
Band 2 Block=2550x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Green
Band 3 Block=2550x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Blue

[email protected] ~ % gdalinfo out_map.tif
Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF
Files: out_map.tif
Size is 5100, 3300
Coordinate System is `'
Image Structure Metadata:
Corner Coordinates:
Upper Left  (    0.0,    0.0)
Lower Left  (    0.0, 3300.0)
Upper Right ( 5100.0,    0.0)
Lower Right ( 5100.0, 3300.0)
Center      ( 2550.0, 1650.0)
Band 1 Block=5100x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Red
Band 2 Block=5100x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Green
Band 3 Block=5100x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Blue
Band 4 Block=5100x1 Type=Byte, ColorInterp=Undefined


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from cannot output print composer with spatial information to export geopdf and geotiff form print composer
  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

The print composer never exported geopdf or geotiff. You can export as tif with world file, so this is not a bug but rather a feature request.

The " Reference Map" pull down is empty if you don't have more than 1 map object in the layout, you probably misunderstand how the "reference map" work in the context of th qgis print composer.

#2 Updated by Nyall Dawson about 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Duplicate of #16924

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