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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 layer without being in 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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Rotating Feature-Linked Annotation to MapLogic map book 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 MapLogic 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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Converting Map to graphics and annotations in ArcGIS for Desktop?

i want to export a map for later editing before print, so i thought about converting all the annotations and and graphics and save them in the .mxd map. when i export graphics after exporting labels ...
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Converting labels to points using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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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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Exporting and editing annotation feature class using ArcPy?

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10.
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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 ...
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Using annotation layer inside group layer without getting error adding element?

How do you get an annotation layer working inside a group layer? When I try, I get the error message "error adding element". I have a project that requires several annotation layer to be organised ...
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Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to move ...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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Why is the Edit Vertices button (Draw Toolbar) enabled for some annotations but disabled for others?

I keep running into this: Export Labels in Layer A & B to annotations (In Map, In current extent only) Enable Focus Data frame Click on annotation exported from Layer A Click the Edit Vertices ...
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Why do these annotations appear stacked/overlapping?

I've encountered a strange problem while trying to populate an annotation feature class programmatically (ArcObjects, C#). As you can see in the image below, the characters in each text string seem to ...
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What's wrong with my label formatting?

I have some formatting issues with my labels. I am using a fairly straight forward expression (see below). It sort of works fine but some formatting is being ignored, namely the ALL CAPS ACP tags. ...
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How to retrieve the per-feature value rendered when IGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation is true (ArcObjects with C#)?

In another area of my application I'd like to display the per-feature label value rendered when Labeling is turned on in ArcMap, i.e. when IGeoFeatureLayer.DisplayAnnotation becomes true. I have a ...
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Can I alter font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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How to duplicate feature-linked annotation linked to the same feature class in 9.31?

I am trying to make many feature-linked annotation feature classes linked to the same (point) Feature Class, the symbology is exactly the same, but I need separate anno's for users so they can create ...
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Annotation boxes not drawing correctly in ArcMap 10.0 SP2

I have about 400 annotation features in ArcMap 10. The style is a simple text box with an arrow. The annotation draws correctly when viewed up close on screen but the arrow detaches from the text ...
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How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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When creating annotation from labels is it possible to feature-link another annotation layer?

I have an annotation layer that is currently being used in the flex viewer and I would like to add a secondary annotation layer/line so that it sits directly underneath the first. I am able to link ...
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When editing feature-linked annotation with font color white, the annotation disappears

When moving or editing the annotation, the annotation disappears. We are editing on a black background, so the text isn't just blending in to the background. The attribute table does not show any ...
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When using feature-linked annotation in ArcGIS 10, can I create multiple annotations from one feature?

I have a road that I want to create multiple annotations for. Is it possible to attach more than one annotation to the same feature?
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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How do I control the ZOrder of annotation classes in a geodatabase annotation feature class?

Let's say I have an annotation feature class with three annotation classes--anno1, anno2, and anno3--and I want to have anno1 on top, anno2 in the middle, and anno3 on the bottom. Can I and where do ...
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How do I programmatically create non-feature-linked, simple line callout annotation and set the anchor point?

Vitals: ArcGIS-ArcView 10.0, Python 2.6.5, PythonWin, comtypes I'll start with my main questions: How, using ArcObjects, do I go about creating non-feature-linked geodatabase annotation features ...
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ArcObjects: How to make non-feature-linked annotation features with a simple line callout that remains functional?

I would like to make simple line callout annotation that is not feature-linked but remains functional when it is manually moved, i.e. the anchor point remains on the feature while the text moves. I ...
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Annotation in ArcGIS Desktop 10

Question: How do I change the display of my annotation feature class from the field titled 'TextString' to 'OBJECTID' or any other field? Background: I have produced an extensive set of annotation in ...
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Get geometry of a Line Callout

How can I extract the geometry of a line callout and the border of an annotation featureclass in ArcGIS desktop. I want to transfert those to a separate featureclass. I'm able to get the Anchor point ...
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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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ArcObjects: How to get from IFeatureClass on annotation feature class to IAnnoClass?

I am working in Python 2.6 and ArcGIS 10.0 through comtypes, so I have full ArcObjects access. (See the answer I tacked onto the related question "How do I access arcobjects from python?") That ...
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ArcGlobe annotation?

I want to put some labels on a globe in ArcGlobe. I've spent time looking here : http://resources.arcgis.com and here http://help.arcgis.com/en/sdk/10.0/arcobjects_net/conceptualhelp/index.html ...
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Can you create new annotation feature classes with Python in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on a project that needs to create file geodatabases from scratch and I cannot find any information about how to make new feature classes as annotation with Python. Does anyone have any ...
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Stacking labels in ArcMap without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...