Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Video: QGIS Print Composer - Side-by-Side Maps and Atlas

QGIS has a powerful print composer that allows users to create complex maps very quickly.  Two common practical examples include creating: 1) side-by-side (or multiple maps) on the same canvas/layout and 2) a map book or atlas. This week's video looks at these cases:

In the video, we will create side-by-side maps of different band combinations of remote sensing imagery of the Salton Sea.  For a related blog post, visit:

We will also use the atlas to take a closer look a battleground states during the 2012 presidential election.

Lastly, I searched high and low, but I could not find any guidance or cartographic reference on creating side-by-side maps. So, I looked through several dozen examples, found a couple of themes, and drafted some suggestions --which you can find towards the introduction--and below.
A few suggestions for creating multiple maps on the same canvas/layout.
In the coming months, we will also re-visit the atlas function in print composer and look at more complex examples.

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