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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to label a shapefile layer (polygons) and then take those labels and export them as polygon shapefile features mimicking the labels In other words, each individual letter is actually a ...
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QGIS map tip / label showing a table

I have a MSSQQL Spatiatal layer with Point data (borehole locations, pointID) and a joint table lithology (soil info per borehole, pointID, depth from, depth to, constituent) Is there a way to use ...
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Exporting PDF from QGIS with print composer without destroying fonts

So I'm making this nice map with a lot of labels which are going to end up in a book. Since the labels doesn't end up exactly where I want them I'd like to move them some in Illustrator after ...
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Are unicode symbols supported in QGIS labels?

I want to use unicode symbols in a QGIS label - is this supported? I.e. I have this expression for labelling a line: case when xat(-1) - xat(0) > 0 then 'GF ->' else '<- GF' end and ...
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How to display a layer's label source column?

I have a CSV layer that displays points on the map. I use one of the columns as the Label. In Print Composer I would like to display the name of the column used to generate layer Labels. Is this ...
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Is there a way to get create label classes similar to symbology classes?

Is there any way to get the same classes of label size as by the symbols? For example: i devided towns according to their population to 5 classes (as graduate symbolology), and want to label each ...
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QGIS Labels: letter or word spacing ignored after export

My line label have letter spacing of 3px (Layer Properties -> Labels -> Text -> Spacing -> Letter). In print composer everything is drawn like I want it but after export to svg, pdf, or image the ...
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How do I label my map with attributes?

help is always appreciated. I have a state map in QGIS 2.0 with all of the county names and some other info listed in the attributes table. I would like to have the name of the counties and one of ...
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data defined labeling with postgis layer

How to use the expression based (edit: data defined) labeling with postgis? I'm wondering, whats the best way to use expression based (edit: data defined) labels with postgis (I'm new to postgis). ...
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QGIS Valmiera, Labels only show for part of polygons

Using 2.2.0-Valmiera on Ubuntu 13.10 I have for Croatia 21 Counties as polygons. Labels show only for 12 counties: here I see that no labels are shown for multipart features. So I checked "Show ...
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QGIS 2.2 Data Defined Label Position on Postgis Layer Null Defaulting to 0

I just upgraded to qgis 2.2 from 2.0. In 2.2 there was a minor change to data defined label positioning at least when used with postgis layers. In Version 2.2 the labeling engine appears to be ...
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QGIS: rotatable markers with offset from point

Im wondering, if its possible (in QGIS), to set a rotatable marker with offset from point, like in my example below. Any suggestion?
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QGIS Python Labelling

i want to label a point layer with those values exceeding a set of variables attribute table as follows 'loc field'(text),'a'(float),'b'(float),'c'(float) variables as follows vara = 5, varb = 3, ...
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Label features on hover/click with QGIS?

Simple question: Is there a built in/easy way to show labels for features based on a hover or click action with QGIS 2.0.1?
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Qgis 2.0: Several symbols in one line behind a label?

Is that possible in qgis 2.0: If a city have several POIs which I can not draw at their origin location because of the scale of the map or because there are just too much symbols, can I draw them ...
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How to hide grid's labels when zooming out?

I have used polygon grid layer on my map, and I used to label the layer with ID automatically, and the result was convenient for me: But when I zoomed out, the labels didn't hide at all! and they ...
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Avoiding upside-down data-driven labels from layers when rotated in print composer

I'm making a printed map using QGIS. I have a bunch of roads in one layer. I've labeled them with one field "name" from the layer properties. I've set the placement to "curved", and the results ...
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158 views

Rendering and Labeling Shapefile with PyQGIS

I've been running into a few problems working with the QGIS API for python. I've gotten more comfortable working in the python console in QGIS but I run into problems when I try to run the code ...
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How to create halo for a text in the composer

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Thank you
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QGIS 2.0, SpatiaLite: labels disappear after setting data defined position (x,y)

I added to my SpatiaLite table (.osm-import with the "standard" QGIS-OSM-Plugin) two empty columns x and y (double) to define manually the position of my labels (data defined labeling). But after ...
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How to label only some places instead of all?

How do I turn of some place names, or rather turn on some places names but not the rest. How do I turn of or hide that? [s]I also get a red cross under the place names which I dont like to see. How do ...
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Multiple labels in QGIS [duplicate]

Is it possible to show 2 or more labels for 1 layer? For example - 1 label will show the name of a school and the 2nd label with show the number of students? I wanT to avoid having 2 layers - one for ...
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How to format labels with leading zeroes?

I'm trying to display a number next to a symbol in QGIS 2.0.1 - The numbers are from an integer-field in a postgresql database. The goal is that single digit numbers get a leading 0. Examples: 12 ...
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How to suppress spaces in labels?

I want to label some lines. The labels has spaces like "label 1". I want to suppress all spaces so that the result is like "label2" without changing the attribute table. Is that possible?
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labeling in qgis 2.0: if one letter in string is “X”

I have a shapefile and I want to label all shapes with a "B" or "A" in its name (string). All others should be ignored. Like: If [field] contains "B" draw label Im using qgis 2.0.
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How to create labels using 2 columns?

I want to label a layer with 2 columns/attributes. It´s not a problem in Mapinfo, but can it be done in QGIS as well?
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Decimal places in Style Labels QGIS [duplicate]

When I create a style for a map, and use a Graduated set of categories, the associated labels have four decimal places – all zeros. I can change each one individually – but there are 10 categories and ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the ...
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How to control road labels in Atlas QGIS 2.0?

I'm producing map books for our water assets. These books are taken out into the field by the workers so they can see where various 'things' are for the work they need to undertake. There are over 200 ...
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196 views

How to define leaders to a label in QGIS 2

In QGIS 1.8 and 1.9 I used a plugin called Easy Labels to develop leader lines that would be saved as a memory layer. I have not been able to replicate this with QGIS 2.0, I cant even find the Easy ...
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163 views

How to label vector features programmatically?

I am using python for QGIS 2.0.1 and I have a vector layer of points representing the positions of state labels. I want to display the 'state abbreviation' attribute on the corresponding point for ...
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95 views

Data defined label alignment option greyed out on new Quantum GIS Dufour

I am trying to customise the positioning of labels in relation to points in a vector file layer in the new QGIS 2.0. In QGIS 1.8 I was able to enter two customised X/Y columns in the attribute ...
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how to use “data defined override” in qgis 2.0?

How can I use the new "data defined override"-funktion in qgis 2.0? I did not find any further information about it in the handbook an somewere else. I want to label my layer with different front ...
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It is possible to use different fields for symbology and legend labeling in QGIS?

[Edit : working with Quantum GIS version 2.0.1-Dufour] I wonder if it is possible to use some field to set the symbology and some other to label the map. [Edit 1 : I mean labeling the legend in the ...
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95 views

How to make a different font and color of text in labels?

Is it possible to make a bold or italic, and change the color of individual words Label? Example: the first line is bold in red text, font 12, second row 10 green italic font
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How do I completely fill polygons with text labels on a per-feature basis?

I would like to create a map of regions, where each region is completely filled with its specific chunks of text. Think a map of Wordles in the shape of regions that are assembled together into a map. ...
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Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels?

Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels? I have a layer with a large geographical extent, which means a hell of a lot of labels. Many of them collide and it looks really bad. Is ...
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148 views

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator?

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator? QGIS 1.8 Thanks.
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59 views

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS? Everything I try leads to only one of the 2 coordinates (lat or lon) to be labeled. I cannot get both labeled at the same time.
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Can't seem to move labels manually in QGIS, 1.80 [closed]

Trying to move labels manually in QGIS. I am having the same problem when adding x,y to the attribute table. I picked (Type Decimal Number (real)), it's the only one out of the 3 choices that has ...
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How to preserve label rotation when importing DXF into QGIS?

I am in the process of importing some rather messy DXF data into QGIS. I already fixed dangeling lines thanks to GRASS, created polygons, and even translated the data to the correct position. But I ...
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119 views

Label polygons in MapInfo like QGIS?

I was wondering if there is a way to angle Polygon labels in MapInfo like it's done in QGIS (see image link below). Thanks, Alan
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How to show just some labels based on feature intersection of layers?

I'm trying to use "expression based" labeling in Qgis, but I'm stuck with a particular case. I managed to use it for a project with the help of other topics and FAQ but I'm not enough skilled to ...
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How does manual Label Placement in QGIS 1.9 work?

There are a bunch of questions here related to labeling in QGIS, but it's not clear which version they are referring to, and I know this is something that has changed recently. Hopefully it makes ...
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Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name?

Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name (if I'd change it in Layers window TOC)? I tried some functions but I'm not good on that. I have lots of shapes (lines) and it would ...
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Using an image file as a placemark in qgis

I am making a map of sports clubs in London. I have each club's crest as image files (tiff) and want to make the placemark symbol using these images. I know it's possible to upload images in the SVG ...
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Specify formatting of floating point numbers in QGIS labels?

Is there a way to specify the format used with floating point numbers used as labels in QGIS? By default they print with a large number of digits after the decimal place but I would like to specify ...
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How to avoid cutting labels along the map border?

I am labeling areas on a map (for example, forest (coniferous, deciduous trees), swampland, and so on). A cartographer has criticized it because labels which extend beyond the boundaries of the ...
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Labels disappear under diagrams

I try to insert labels over piecharts diagrams, but I am not able to make labels visible. I try with a new shape file (copy of the first one) and put it up but the labels are not visible, I can only ...
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Multiple text formats in a qgis label

Is there any way to have multiple text formats in a single qgis label? I am making a map that shows mountain summits. Many of these summits have more than one name and I would like to show each name ...