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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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how to add text labels on a 3d globe in arcGis 10.1 sdk for java

can anyone of you provide me a link to the pages, which shows the code to how can we add text on a 3d globe. TextElement is apparently not supported by java. i know, i have to use Text3Delemnt, but ...
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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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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How to hide annotation in QGIS in a organized way?

I don't understand how to hide (text) annotation in QGIS. I know I can do it simply with control+T but because many annotations are related with a specific layer I would like to organize them in a ...
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Create annotation layer with follow feature option set as default

I would like to create an annotation layer that has the "follow feature" option as the default. I've looked all over and can't seem to figure out how to do this from the initial annotation layer ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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change symbolid in an annotation feature class

I am trying to combine two annotation feature classes in ArcGIS 10.0 by copying and pasting one into the other. Unfortunately the two feature classes have the same symbols but the symbolids are ...
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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): ...
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Is there a way of changing reference scale of existing dimension feature class?

I have an existing dimension feature class that I would like to change a reference scale of. Is that possible at all? Or do I have to always create a new one, with desired reference scale, and then ...
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Why is it possible to annotate a layer without being in an edit session?

My colleague discovered that you don't have to be in an edit session to annotate a layer. Are the annotations still saved to the database? If, yes: HOW without an edit sesstion??? If no: Where are ...
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How to rotate Feature-Linked Annotation to map book (MapLogic) data frame rotation?

Once creating a feature-linked Annotation feature class, how do I set the rotation for the annotations to be horizontal with the data frame's rotation in a map book?
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Is there a way to force leader lines to polyline centroids in ArcGIS Desktop 10?

I'm making a pretty standardized set of maps that include alphabetical labels for specific stream segments. As it stands, all my label leader lines snap to the downstream end of my polylines. My ...
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Annotation in ArcView 3.2

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label to ...
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How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels

ArcMap 10.1: Labels on tiles I have set up for data driven pages randomly locate around the page instead of in the centre or in the corner where I want them to be despite allowing overlapping labels ...