# How do you make map styles NOT appear in a legend?

I am using GeoServer to serve up OSM data. I am making use of the GetLegendGraphic command, but I do not want some of my styles to appear in the legend (for example, the styles that are ONLY for text labels should not get a line).

Is there any way to specify that a style NOT appear in a legend?

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In case it helps the use-case any, here is the situation. Using the OSM styles, there are styles defined for each road type for multiple scales [ex. 0-10k, 10k-40k, 40k-100k]. There are separate rules for the text labels on those roads for two scales [0-20k, 20k-50k]. The un-usable solution to this is to basically multiply those two and merge them [0-10k, 10k-20k, 20k-40k, 40k-50k], but that does not make the code maintainable and adds a lot of redundancy. –  Zach Jun 4 '12 at 14:01

Zach, correct, there is no way to hide a rule from the GetLegendGraphics call. The SLD standard does not provide a way either, so someone would have to come up with an extension to the standard and then code to implement it at the Geotools and GeoServer level.

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did you check GetLegendGraphic parameters in here. i didnt try something about your needs but i have used SCALE parameter eliminating internal rules that are out-of-scope.

&SCALE= 10000


maybe defining some rules give you what you want...

Rule of style to produce legend graphic for, if applicable. In the case that a style has multiple rules but no specific rule is selected, then the map server is obligated to produce a graphic that is representative of all of the rules of the style.

and you can check out this too..

i hope it helps you...

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I was familiar with scale, but not with the rule command. Still, it doesn't quite fix the problem [unless, I guess, we have a GetLegendGraphic call for each of the non-text styles]. I'm pretty sure this is one of those things that just isn't supported. –  Zach Jun 4 '12 at 14:01