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    The Scale Printing tool in MapThat is creating an output PDF and the job is completed, but the PDF shows a blank map - what is the reason for this?

     

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    If the Scale Print tool successfully runs the Print job and the Job Status reads Job Completed, but when you open the output the map is blank:pic2.pngThe likely reason for this will be a mismatch between the value used for the chosen basemap in the MT_MAP_COLOURSETS table and the corresponding value used in the MTLayers.py script file. To resolve this, ensure that for each basemap references in your MT_MAP_COLOURSETS table, the value used in the DESCRIPTION field e.g. OS MASTERMAP BW:

    pic3.pngMatches the corresponding value as referenced 4 times (use a Find and Replace to ensure you find all 4 values) in the MTLayers.py file:pic4.pngSo for example, when printing using OS MasterMap Black and White as a basemap, both the MT_MAP_COLOURSETS.description value and the references in the MTLayers.py file must be the same – in this case ‘OS MASTERMAP BW’.

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