[Qgis-developer] Re: [Qgis-user] change point symbol size in map composer legend

Otto Dassau otto.dassau at gmx.de
Tue Feb 2 09:19:53 EST 2010


some notes about defining point symbol size in map composer legend:

finally I found a solution using a combination of "point symbol size",
activating checkbox "in map units" and using an attribute column for "area

First I selected a point symbol size which looks ok in the legend then
I altered the attribute data column I used for the "area scale" by a factor
to make it draw to the correct size on the printed map. But here I realized
that what looks right in the map composer does not come out right in the pdf,
jpeg etc. (see attached image)

Is it possible to improve this behavior or procedure? I mean a) make it
easier to define point symbol size in a map composer legend and b) make 
the symbol size look the same in the map composer and in the pdf/jpg?

Should this go into the bugtacker as an enhancement proposal? 

I added an image where you can see the difference between the map composer
and an pdf export.


> Hi,
> just found it works well in QGIS 1.4 (I used 1.3 yesterday).
> http://www.gbd-consult.de/dassau/muell/map3.pdf
> thanks
>  Otto
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:36:30 +0100
> Otto Dassau <otto.dassau at gmx.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I want to compose a map with circles of different size showing
> > settlement populations. For the map it works, but now I have the
> > problem, that the circles in the legend are very small - does anybody
> > know how to make them bigger? See PDF below.
> > 
> > http://www.gbd-consult.de/dassau/muell/map.pdf
> > 
> > thanks a lot
> >   Otto
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