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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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Create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties

ArcGIS 10.1 with VB.NET I have been trying to figure this out for days but can't seem to make the connection. For a layer I am trying to create a label. I create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties ...
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how i can replace annotation?

I have a lot of feature layers with annotation in geodatabase. I need put all layers to a new place (another coord system). Firstly I export all layers to .SHP and then put it to new place. But I ...
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Partial Text String replace for Standard Annotation Feature Class Inconsistent

We have several hundred mxd maps that contain standard annotation feature classes. Each map is of different municipalities and each annotation file includes municipal boundary labels. Depending on the ...
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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale? [closed]

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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Dynamic Label or Annotation in QGIS canvas

I'm creating an animation from several Raster images, and I'd like to add a label or an annotation to the map canvas, not the print composer, that will enable me to show the layer's name, which holds ...
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Annotating images on QGIS or using widgets?

I've georeferenced an old map on qgis and layered it on top of OSM, I want to do a class project and for it I would like to pinpoint certain areas on the map of which I have old photographs. I would ...
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Selecting multiple feature classes in ModelBuilder without merging them gives ERROR 000210?

In a model builder in ArcMap i use an iterator "feature classes" to iterate through a feature dataset with a lot of feature classes, but the model stops, when it reaches an annotation and gives an ...
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Annotation classes - Resizing text without editing permission

I have a layer with placenames over a large area and I want to resize the text so that it is readable. However, I do not have editing permission on this file as it comes from a postGIS database. One ...
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How to create colour-coded permanent labels in ArcGIS Online

I am new to ArcGIS Online and trying to label different polygons (representing protected areas) within a shapefile based on the status of a monitoring tool used. This information is stored for each ...
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Labeling features and converting 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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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales? [duplicate]

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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using arcpy to convert labels to annotation [duplicate]

I am trying to use ArcPy to convert a specific shapefile in my TOC to annotation in the map. I am not so much in the need for the tiled annotation tool that I've seen talked about as this is going 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 change default annotation properties in ArcMap 10.4?

I am trying to figure out how to change the default properties of an annotation feature class in ArcMap 10.4. I see the "Text Symbol" box when I double-click on the "Default" category under my ...
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Altering 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 assign annotations to polylines

I imported polylines and annotations from DGN file. Polylines are pipelines. Annotation layer contains pipe diameters. There is no common ID's. The goal is to assign diameters from annotation to ...
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Change Text Labels to Fit New Size Paper

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I am trying to create a new map based on a previous map which was in paper size Arch D. The new map is sized 11 by 17. I have fit the layers into the new maps, ...
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Feature linked annotations not updating when editing attributes in features?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3. I have a copy of an original SDE database with feature classes, annotations, and relationship classes for those annotations. The copied geodatabase is an exact replica of an ...
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Has MapInfo text objects formatting tags as ArcMap annotations?

Esri ArcMap allows to set annotations formatting via formatting tags, eg: <FNT name="Arial" size="12">Text size = 12</FNT> <FNT name="Arial" scale="200">Text scale = 200</FNT> ...
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Annotations in Print Composer- Locking when zooming and creating additional close ups

I'm new to QGIS. I have a map with a series of locations with annotations on each describing them (company name and supply routes). However, when zooming in and out these annotations get larger/...
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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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arcpy CopyFeatures_management fails when trying to copy annotation layers

I have a python code (using arcpy) trying to copy data into memory. the data is an annotation layer (which probably contains special characters and/or chars) I have the following code: arcpy....
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Problem in exporting Annotation data to shp

when transferring my .dgn file to .shp in Arcgis, I can't export the annotations to .shp !!! I do not know why the outil "export data" is disabled !!! However, when importing the file .dgn in Arcgis, ...
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Is it possible to 'unplace' annotations?

Is it possible to add or return annotations to the Unplaced Annotation list? Is there no way to put an annotation in the list once the annotation is placed? I have noticed that the Aviation Editing ...
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Get geometry of Line Callout using ArcObjects?

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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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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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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Delete (don't hide) text annotations in QGIS

I feel like this question should have a really simple answer, but I can't find it anywhere. I added an annotation to my map while experimenting with different buttons, and it wasn't at all what I ...
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Copying annotation feature and pasting within same layer?

I am having trouble executing a very basic command which is to copy and paste an annotation within the same layer in ArcGIS 10.1. First, I created an annotation class, then created one label (a ...
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Using Annotation in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have produced an extensive set of annotation in ArcMap 10. I'm working with someone who basically has the need of a spatial database but only understands printed maps, so the text has grown to the ...
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Why font size doesn't set for text in MapBasic?

I have annotations layer with that was imported from ArcGIS and want to set font in MapInfo. ArcGIS annotations contains its settings inside annotations objects (in Shape field, as I guess) but this ...
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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 records....
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HTML Annotation using pyqgis

I really like the html annotation tool in QGIS. My plan is to show a photo (web based image// jpg) on each point of my point shapefile. Unfortunately labels don't work as they do not parse HTML and ...
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Repeat annotation labels for same feature on different data driven pages

I have an mxd with 29 data driven pages all at the same scale. I have the need to label hundreds of polygon features, so I converted the labels to annotation (stored in geodatabase and feature-linked) ...
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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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Automatically create Text/HTML annotations in QGIS on a Point Layer

How would one proceed to generate an HTML annotation or a Text annotation for all points in a shapefile? They are all points. What I want to do is load up a shapefile containing coordinates and values ...
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Annotation masks disappearing

I have created annotation from the labels of a set of contour lines in ArcGIS and used Feature Outline Mask to create a mask layer in order to mask the lines using Advanced Drawing Options and make ...
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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 to update annotations from fields values to annotations objects

I have annotations feature class and need to update some field offset and alignment values When I edits them manually at attributes table in ArcMap, new values applies to objects and they changes ...
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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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Getting origin key to automatically populate foreign key while using relationship class in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop, and I am attempting to create feature linked annotations for my cable system and I have set up a relationship between the two features so that any changes made to the ...
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Appending/Updating Feature linked annotation

I have a station feature class inside a geodatabase with 25 feature linked annotation connected to this station feature class. I am trying to update all 25 annotation with new stations from this ...
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Annotation missing from Data Drive Pages export to PDF?

ArcMap 10.2 I am exporting data driven pages to PDF within ArcMap, there are 12 pages to export. Each page has been set to a specific scale in order to match up with a corresponding annotation layer (...
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Converting annotation into a line feature?

This might seem like an odd question, but the end-result will be a GPX file that is to be used in delineating areas in a Mapathon, in which the editor only uses GPX files. My question is: Does ...
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How to change expression used to determine symbology of feature-linked annotation?

I created and adjusted a large feature-linked annotation feature class in ArcMap and realize that I symbolized the annotation classes based on an incorrect field. Is there a way to change the ...
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Metric grid annotation truncation In QGIS Print Composer

I'm recreating a map using an old x/y meter grid. I need to truncate the grid cooridinates annotations to the thousands. So that 200000 will be displayed as 200. 220000 as 220 etc. Is there a way to ...
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Qgis Text/Annotation as layer

Is there a way to add text/annotation to my map in QGIS as a layer? I have a map of vegetation types an point data the text (field names/flurnamne) should be between these two layers. It there must ...
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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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How to programmatically load an annotationlayer to ArcMap

I have a geodatabase with an annotation feature class in it containing 3 subtypes. Now I load the featuredataset to the map with this code: IFeatureClass featClass = (workspace as IFeatureWorkspace)...