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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 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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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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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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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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Annotation features containing both GraphicElement and TextElement objects not drawing in 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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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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Using Geodatabase 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 ...
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Dynamically Change Annotation Font Size According To Parcel Area

I'm looking for a solution to change annotation font size in an automated/dynamic way. The annotation data represents civic addresses and are displayed over a parcel fabric. What we would like to do ...
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Multiple leader lines on one annotation (non feature-linked)

Is it possible to link multiple leaders lines to one piece of annotation? I'm working in ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop Advanced with non-feature linked geodatabase annotation. I have hundreds of numbers ...
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Is there a layer type that supports just labels?

Is there an OpenLayers layer type that supports just labels on a map without an underlying feature? I think this is called an annotations layer in GIS? If not, I'm not sure how to approach this and ...
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How to bulk change annotation locations?

I'm working with a large number of labels that I've converted to annotation (using ArcMap 10.1). All of them need to fit within the parcel borders that they correspond to. Is there a way to do it all ...
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ArcObjects 10.0: Adding Annotation Feature Class To Map

ArcObjects 10.0, SDE on MS Sql Server, Visual Studio 2010, C#.Net Using ArcObjects, I am able to add feature classes to the map with no problem. However, when adding an annotation feature class to ...
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Getting Annotation Text Geometry as Polygon Using Arcobjects

How can i get the rectangle boundary of an annotation object using ArcObjects? Once we select an object on the map, there is a boundary as shown in the first picture. Also is there an option to get ...
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Create annotation features programatically

I am using the ESRI Silverlight API for my application. For points, polylines and polygons the Editor class combined with feature layers works great. But it looks like I have encountered a problem. My ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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Annotation Published to my ArcGIS Server is being displayed as a point

Annotation Published to my ArcGIS Server is being displayed as a point when I build my application with ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight. How do I get the annotation to display as text and not a point ...
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Feature linked annotation subtype removal in migrating to ArcGIS 10

I have a question about emergent properties of deleting an annotation subtype. If we delete an annotation subtype how will this effect the annotation feature class, will there be any changes to the ...
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Change SQL Query of an Annotation Class in an existing Annotation Feature Class

I have an annotation feature class containing several annotation classes. There are SQL queries set on the annotation classes. They act as a definition query, determining which features are part of a ...
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How to have different annotations for the same feature?

I've been given a dataset that has two different annotations set for a single feature which I can flip between. See below screenshot which allows me to set either a blue or red leader line for the ...
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km2 or sqkm - which is more correct?

What is more correct, km2 or sqkm? I'd prefer to use km with a superscript 2, but it's not always possible to format text that way so I was just wondering if there is a convention that should be ...
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Moving an Annotation Layer inside a Group Layer Crashes ArcMap [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ArcGIS: How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? When I move it inside a group ...