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QGIS By Example by Daria Svidzinska, Alexander Bruy

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Working with multiple maps and overviews

Sometimes, there is a need to combine multiple maps within a single layout. For example, suppose you need to combine a few different maps on one page, or show the location of an area of interest within a general region. While these tasks look similar, they require slightly different solutions, which we will explore in the following sections.

Combining several maps within a single print composer

For our example, we will combine two maps—relief and hurricane evacuation zones—and do this within a single print layout:

  1. In the main window, activate the layers that will be used in the relief map—Brooklyn borough boundaries, NY borough boundaries, water area (to show the shoreline and water bodies properly), and finally, ...

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