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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook
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Adding a table to the map

QGIS composer provides an object to add a table to a composition, representing either the attributes of a vector layer or an arbitrary text table you create. In this recipe, we'll add a table to the composition with the attributes of our map layer shapefile.

Getting ready

Download the shapefile for this map from and extract it to your qgis_data directory, to a subdirectory named ms.

As with the previous recipes in this chapter, we will use the MapComposer library from to simplify the creation of the map composition.

Place the file in the .qgis2/python directory within your home directory.

How to do it...

The following steps will create a map composition, add the table, and output the composition to an image:

  1. First, we import our GUI libraries and the MapComposer library:

    from PyQt4.QtCore import *
    from PyQt4.QtGui import *
    from qgisfromqgis.core import...