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QGIS By Example by Daria Svidzinska, Alexander Bruy

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Adding and customizing a legend

A legend is a necessary element in any map. It provides explanations of the layers' symbology and helps us read and understand the map. To add a legend, click on the Add a new legend Adding and customizing a legend button in the Composer Items toolbar, and drag the mouse arrow diagonally over the page while holding down the left mouse button. You will see a rectangle drawn on the page and a legend inside it. By default, all layers in the project will be included in the legend, so it may look too big to fit the layout. With the legend item selected, you can use the Item properties tab to customize its content and appearance. There are several legend-specific ...

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