18. Layout Manager

  1. Click on Project -> Layout Manager …



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  2. Choose empty layout and click create.



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  3. Enter the name of the map and click OK.



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  4. The layout manager.



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  5. Right click on the canvas -> Page Properties … to make edits to the properties of the page.



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  6. You can change the page size etc. in this window.



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  7. Click on “Add a New Map to the Layout” icon.



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  8. Specify where and the extent of the map on the canvas.



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  9. You can adjust the map at the Item Properties window. For e.g. change the scale of the map.



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  10. Adds a scale bar to the canvas by clicking on the “Adds a new Scale Bar to the Layout” icon.



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  11. Specify where and the extent of the scale bar on the canvas.



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  12. You can make changes to the scale bar at the Item Properties window. For e.g. we can add a white background to the scale bar by ticking the Background parameter.



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  13. Adds the legend to the canvas by clicking on the “add a new Legend to the layout” icon.



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  14. Specify where and the extent of the legend.



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  15. You can make changes to the legend at the Item Properties window. For e.g. we can delete some of the legends that are not informative. Untick the Auto-update.



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  16. You can delete certain legends that are not useful. Select those legend and click on the minus icon to remove them.



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  17. The unwanted legend removed.



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  18. You can edit the name of the legend too. Select the legend you want to edit, and click on the edit button (beside the minus button).



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  19. The final map.



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  20. Go to Layout -> Export as Image …. to export the map as an image.



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