Feature request #3375

print composer: create mapbooks

Added by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago. Updated about 12 years ago.

Assignee:Marco Hugentobler
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:13435


I don't know if the following suggestion is better suited for a composer enhancement or a for a plugin suggestion, I'll leave this to you (Marco), in case close this ticket and I'll open a "plugin idea" one on the plugin trac.

Regularly it pops out the question/request by someone asking about if QGIS can create mapbooks.

I used to create mapbooks years ago (on proprietary software), when working on the field, and I know that this feature can be really useful.

The idea is the following: create a layout then choose a scale, a paper size and orientation and a % of overlapping.

A mapbook tool will then create many layouts (pdf files, or directly to the printer) by fitting the layout into the page size. Each layout will show a portion at the chosen scale of the original layout map and each layout map will overlap the near ones with the chosen %.

A "overview" sheet should be also produced to show all the mapbook "pieces" (usually numbered).


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed

This feature has been added to the "easyprint" plugin. Thanks!

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 12 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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