[gdal-dev] GeoPDF

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Thu May 19 05:11:36 PDT 2016

On 19 May 2016 at 01:10, Even Rouault <even.rouault at spatialys.com> wrote:
> Le mercredi 18 mai 2016 16:50:03, Frank Broniewski a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I want to turn my QGIS map composer PDF into a GeoPDF or a geospatial
>> PDF. Unfortunately that is not supported, just on a per layer basis from
>> within the main program. I could export my map to TIFF with a world file
>> and use GDAL on that, but I'd like to maintain the vectors and text in
>> the output.
>> Since GDAL supports the creation of GeoPDF, I'd like to ask if there is
>> some kind of documentation on the web where the standard is described

> The GDAL PDF driver supports update of an existing PDF to add georeferencing
> to it. You can do that for example with the -a_ullr and -a_srs flags of the
> gdal_edit.py script. You can also look at the pdf_update_gt() test in
> https://svn.osgeo.org/gdal/trunk/autotest/gdrivers/pdf.py
> This is also documented in the "Update of existing files" section of
> http://gdal.org/frmt_pdf.html

Nice - I didn't realise this was possible!... let me see if I've got
time to implement this in QGIS 2.16 during the Girona hackfest next


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