Feature request #13136

Atlas Page Navigation

Added by Ernest Johnson almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:07/21/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:Nathan Woodrow % Done:


Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:-
Platform:Windows 7 Resolution:
Platform version:2.8.2 Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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I would like to be able to jump to any page in the atlas. Right now the only buttons available to scroll through atlas pages are arrows that correspond to 'First, Back, Forward, and Last' pages. At the bottom of the atlas in the composer, there is text telling me what page I am on (ie: Atlas feature 35 of 53), but I can't jump directly to any page in the atlas. I must scroll through pages one by one. This is frustrating as some of my atlases have many pages and it takes a lot of time to have to scroll through page after page to get to where I want to be.

Data_Driven_Pages.JPG - Data Driven Pages Toolbar (12.4 kB) Ernest Johnson, 07/22/2015 07:09 pm

qgis_atlas_filter_with.png - QGIS Atlas "Filter With" option (614.2 kB) Andreas Neumann, 07/22/2015 11:46 pm

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Revision d07dadf3336590d85b4bdef41391eb8b7224974f
Added by Nyall Dawson almost 2 years ago

[FEATURE][composer] Add page number combo box to atlas toolbar
(fix #13136)


Updated by Andreas Neumann almost 2 years ago

Hi Ernest,

I agree that it would be a useful feature to directly jump to a page - however, often you don't know the number ...

A better way is to use the "Run Feature Action" combined with the "Set as Atlas Feature ..." action. It is the button next to the identify tool - where you can select an action in the drop-down list and then pick the feature in the map.

Does this address your need?


Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 2 years ago

Note that the "set as atlas feature" is also in the right click menu from the attributes table too

Updated by Ernest Johnson almost 2 years ago


Thanks for letting me know of the "set as atlas feature" tool. That will help a lot, however it is not ideal. The atlas project I have is large and ongoing over the course of several months. Often I need to create pdfs of only certain pages when updates are made. I have an atlas order field in my coverage data layer, so I know what page they are on. Being able to open the atlas composer and jump to the individual page I want to export, rather than moving around the canvas and selecting the feature, would be best.

Also, my atlas uses inverted polygon symbology to mask out the not current atlas features, since some of the atlas features are close together but can't be shown together. When I use the "Set as Atlas Feature" tool, all my other atlas features in the canvas get masked out. So, if I have 2 or 3 pages to export I have toggle on and off layers to make my coverage layer show up.

Having the ability to choose a page in the atlas composer would be the best option for me. ArcMap has that capability on its Data Driven Pages toolbar (screen shot attached).

Thanks again.


Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Updated by Andreas Neumann almost 2 years ago

Ernest - your feature request is now implemented in QGIS master by Nyall. It will be released with QGIS 2.12.

Meanwhile you can also use the filter option to quickly get to your desired individual atlas page - or filtered series of atlas pages. See red rectangle in screenshot which I just uploaded.

In the "Atlas generation" tab just enable the "Filter with" checkbox and enter your desired filter.

Updated by Ernest Johnson almost 2 years ago

Excellent! I look forward to the release. Thank you.

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