In cartography, text or graphics on a map that provide information for the map reader.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
0answers
19 views

ArcFM Electrical - Transformer Annotations Location Removed on Field Calculate

I am working with ArcFM and I have done a mass update to a textfield that was being used for the kVA field in the Transformers Table. The annotation script itself was looking for a text string that ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Moving map-embedded annotation to a different annotation group

I'm working with an annotation group that was generated by converting labels to annotation and storing it in the map instead of a database. After this conversion, the scale of the map was changed, ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Annotation stored in a database is not showing my leader lines

I am using 10.2.2, I initially tried to use just plain annotation to label my features. This however was not useful as it was very laggy and took at least 30 sec or more to choose each individual ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Callout box labels converted to annotation justifying strangely

I am helping a co-worker out and she had some callout box labels that she converted to annotation. Most of them look normal - they were originally right justified and maintained that justification - ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

Does QGIS Recognize Annotation Feature Classes from File Geodatabase?

My work has recently set up QGIS to access an Esri file geodatabase on a shared drive for my co-workers. I have not used QGIS much, but I have encountered an issue where the annotation feature ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Annotation class empty after export

I need to use one annotation layer for different purposes (change positions, erase, add...) I need the old one as well so I wanted to export it and work on the new one. But every time either I use ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

qgis html annotation does not respect 'Lock layers for map item' in print composer

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, html annotation objects do not seem to respect the 'Lock layers for map item' checkbox. Unless an explanation / solution surfaces, I think this is a qgis bug and I'll ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

qgis html annotation - scale dependent rendering?

In the QGIS 2.2 map composer, I have a large map at a certain scale (let's say 1:25000) and an inset map that is an enlargement of part of the main map (let's say 1:12500). When adding html ...
5
votes
3answers
115 views

Uniform Annotation Font Size in Multiple Data Frames

I'm making a map that has five inset maps that display a smaller map scale where point features are more dense. I have exported my labels to annotations in the geodatabase so that I could fit the ...
1
vote
2answers
59 views

TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
-3
votes
1answer
46 views

Is there a function when using Select by attributes, to select only the continents' annotations?

Annotations beginning with character "C" refers to continents and I want to select only these annotations.
0
votes
0answers
28 views

HTML Annotations

I am trying to insert html annotations into my map. I was hoping they would be interactive and pop up as you move over or click on a feature, but they don't seem to function this way (that I can ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

How to replace data source of annotation feature classes using ArcPy?

I want to batch replace paths in a series of .mxd files using Python. Many of the layers have moved and in some cases the name has changed or its dataset is different. I've written this code which ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
2
votes
1answer
57 views

CAD annotation guide lines do not show in Arcmap

When I open a CAD file in Arcmap the annotation's guid lines and arrows linking to feature do not appear. see snapshots below. how can I show thses guides in armap?
0
votes
0answers
45 views

How do I use Arcpy to label based on two different expressions, then convert to annotation?

I am trying to open an mxd and turn on labels before converting them to annotation. I would like to turn on labels with 2 different classes, based on 2 different expressions, then convert them to 1 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Why my annotation markers are printed smaller?

I annotated one of my maps, for every annotation I set an svg marker whose dimension is either 6 or 8 mm. Everything looks fine in the main window. The problem arises when I try to print my map using ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

How to split/explode ArcGIS annotation of multiple words into single word annotation?

We have transfer the labels of a certain layer to annotation, and it seems that the single feature of the annotation is polygon, for example there is a label for a road named "Pennsylvania Avenue ...
6
votes
1answer
138 views

Handle annotation layers with arcpy

I want to access annotation layers using arcpy (the purpose is to verify few text strings in text annotations). By annotation I mean draw tool annotations, not dynamic labels. These annotation layers ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

qgis2 html annotation problem - follow-up

Referring to this question, I can't find out how to 'attach' an html annotation to an existing object, to take data from that object and use it in the placeholders in that annotation object. A test ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

qgis2 html annotation docs?

The HTML annotations in qgis2 seem to fit the bill of what I'd like to do: have a full-custom data-based drawing in a callout. Problem: I can't find documentation anywhere on how to write the html ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

Convert Labels to Annotation greyed out

This is probably easy, but haven't found a solution. Convert Labels to Annotation is greyed out on right clicking a feature in the TOC. I have no reference scales set. Thanks.
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Export ArcGIS labels to CAD - need help troubleshooting [duplicate]

I know this question has been answered before on various forums (also here1), but I have followed the instructions step by step and understand them completely yet still can not seem to get labels to ...
2
votes
2answers
113 views

Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
4
votes
1answer
115 views

Can I create a reusable text annotation style in QGIS?

I want to create a fairly simple map with a few locations emphasized using annotations. I don't like the default annotation formatting: So, I've reformatted the annotation background color, ...
1
vote
0answers
170 views

Coverting annotation into a shapefile

I have created an annotation feature class in Arc10 and when viewed within the database, looks great. However, whenever I go into catalog and export the annotation feature class to a shapefile, it ...
0
votes
4answers
219 views

How to change dimension annotation style in ArcMap 10.1?

For some reason, the option to add a "New" or "Import" style is grayed out. I tried creating a different dimension annotation feature class with the style I want, and then copy and pasting the ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
2
votes
0answers
287 views

Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

Is it possible to move/shift an annotation to a new XY using Python?

Real quick question, I was wondering if it is possible to move/shift an annotation to a new XY using Python.
1
vote
1answer
272 views

ArcMap Text Annotations Display in Proportion to Map Scale

My question is probably of an 'easy fix' however I've been struggling with it for a while! I'm trying to set up an annotation labels for several feature classess in a map and would like them to ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

Feature-linked Annotation Angle field error: ArcGIS 10.1

After running the "tiled labels to annotation" tool to get feature-linked annotations with the correct rotation angle for each label per frame, a small handful of the annotations will not take updates ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Problem with ArcGIS annotation

i have a problem with annotation (ok i will explain) : in database i have : parcelle : a geometry table that contain polygons personne : a table contain parcel's owners pll_personne : is the ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

How to speed up map display performance?

I was wondering if there is any trick I can use to speed up zooming in/ out or panning through my maps in Arcmap. I usually work on county-wide studies in which I have lots of base layers, imagery and ...
0
votes
0answers
290 views

Problem importing annotation feature class into file geodatabase

While using ArcGIS 10.1, I had an issue importing annotation feature classes into a file geodatabase. Using Import Feature Class (Single) or Import Feature Class (Multiple) on an annotation feature ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale?

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
0
votes
1answer
119 views

Generate annotation for features in ArcObjects

I need to programmatically generate annotations for features. I don't need the actual annotation feature, just the text placement, size, angle, etc. properties that are generated. Those attributes ...
0
votes
0answers
122 views

Why does Append on large annotation layer give WARNING 000594: Input feature falls outside of output geometry domains?

I am trying to Append about 3,000,000 records in an annotation layer to another, empty annotation layer. I'm using ArcCatalog and I get the following error messages: WARNING 000594: Input feature ...
1
vote
0answers
155 views

Esri ArcGIS server: Errors rendering annotation features

We have a ArcGIS Server 10 site based in Map Services that has some annotation feature classes. Most of the time the annotation text displays correctly. However, sometimes the rendering of annotation ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

examples for Text3dElement

i am working in arcgis10. in java. can you all provide me with links to some sample program of Text3dElement. til now what i have implemented is given below Text3DElement td=new ...
2
votes
1answer
320 views

Can one convert text annotations to a layer in Qgis?

I know text annotations can be turned on & off with Ctrl+T... but is there any way to export them as a layer? Thanks!
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to convert CAD Annotation to Shapefile with attributes?

How to add AutoCAD Mtext to GIS attribute table using FME? What transformer I should use? The reader file in CAD and I want to transform it to GIS Shapefile. In this case I want to expose the ...
6
votes
1answer
133 views

Is there a way to dynamically hide annotations that intersect map extent border?

I have a feature linked annotation feature class with a number of annotations displayed only partially on the edges of the visible extent of the layout data frame. The link annotation class will be ...
1
vote
1answer
290 views

Annotation doesn't update when features are inserted via FME

What I'm trying to accomplish is take two Feature Classes - one the current FC, the second with updated data. I want to merge the changes into the original FC so its updated. I want to update vs. ...
2
votes
1answer
636 views

Picture Labels with leader line from point without annotation?

The closest thing I have is using a line call out in the text background, then placing the picture in the line call out border. But the picture tiles throughout. Is what I am trying to do even ...
3
votes
0answers
256 views

Create easy Annotations from point features with python in ArcGIS 10.0

Because in ArcGIS 10.0 there is still no simple toolbox function to convert labels to Annotation, I try to go a substitude way with the callable Toolbox function [TiledLabelsToAnnotation][1] on a ...
6
votes
1answer
393 views

Why are annotation features containing both GraphicElement and TextElement objects not drawing in an ArcGIS Server map service?

I am building annotation features with Python/comtypes/ArcObjects. The annotation works great in ArcMap (10.1), but it is does not draw when published to a map service in ArcGIS Server. Each piece ...
2
votes
2answers
324 views

Using arcpy.Describe Method on Annotation layers

I'm testing layers in the current document using the Describe function. My code is: for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(df): if(lyr.isGroupLayer == False and lyr.isRasterLayer == False): ...