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Rotating labels in QGIS 2.8.2

I have a question concerning label placement in QGIS. I'd like to rotate every label by 180°. Therefore, I set the rotation value to 180 (I've tried different ones as well as different variable types) ...
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How to split name in label so only first two words appear?

The labels for my feature SSA_NAME are approximately 5 words long. I would like to shorten the labels to only 2 words. Every time I try a different code I receive either an error message or my layer ...
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Easy Custom Labeling tool: How do I remove label arrows?

I am labeling a lot of features and the Easy Custom Labeling tool is helping me to move every label to the desired position. I also like that the tool adds arrows for labels that I moved but sometimes ...
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Polygon label repeated for each tile

I'm using the standalone GeoWebCache to serv tiles from a remote GeoServer. My problem is that the polygon label is added to each one of the tiles served, instead of only once in the polygon centroid. ...
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Placing road labels only at map edges and road intersections in QGIS

I want to place road labels only near the map edges, and where roads intersect - as depicted by the red X's in the image. Background: I've seen the military do that in their topo maps, and I think ...
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How to drag label using DragFeature or ModifyFeature?

I am new to openlayer. I have seen the examples in which DragFeature is able to move my points, polygon and lines. But when it comes to test the Label moving in IE8, then the dragging functionality ...
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Graticule label orientation

I have a lat/long graticule set in my data frame. All looks good, except that the labels on the right and left read horizontally, when I'd like them vertically. I see them on other maps, so I know it ...
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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QGIS: Waypoint name (symbol label) in two rows [duplicate]

I have couple of longer waypoints names that I would like to put in two rows with center formatting but I just don't know how? I tried to put tag but it doesn't help... For example I have the ...
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QGIS 2.8.2 - Using spatial expressions in labelling

I'm creating some hard copy map output from QGIS. I want to use an expression to suppress labels for some features on a layer when another feature from another layer intersects with those features. ...
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Google maps algorıthm

I am interested in map labelling and while with that I have noticed that Google Maps has some pattern of showing the street labeling. i have noticed that at every level of detail there is a number of ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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Labeling layers with Python in QGIS. LinePlacementFlags

How could I set LinePlacementFlags with Python in QGIS? My code is something like: palyr = QgsPalLayerSettings() palyr.readFromLayer(layer) palyr.enabled = True palyr.fieldName = "attribute" Then ...
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Legend disappears in QGIS 2.8 composer

I would like to keep my legend on as I export a multipage map set to PDF, but the legend appears to lose any layer items and just keep the title ("Legend"), which is what appears in my PDF document. ...
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How to remove lines made with a PostGIS query automatically if origin is not in the map window?

I have a PostGIS point layer with labels. I moved these points because they were too close. To connect label and point, I created a line vector layer which was made with a query in the DB-Manager ...
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Expression for placement of label 'offset from point' by azimuth field using QGIS?

I need help making an expression for labelling points, such that the label is placed in one of the 8 quadrants (above point excluded), based on the azimuth field of the point. For example, if the ...
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QGIS print composer and label with svg background error

I have a problem with labels in QGIS. I'm using a background svg for some labels (street numbers). In QGIS, it's all ok but when I use the composer there is a bug (I suppose), because I see some ...
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Labeling only line vertices in QGIS?

I want to only put labels on the vertices of the polylines. I can use the data defined features to place a label at specific points, but not at multiple specific points. Is it possible to label only ...
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C++ QGIS Conditional Label Colouring

I am using QGIS and C++. When I create a layer of polygons with labels in the center I am able to use a RuleBasedRenderer to control the background colour of the polygon. How do I similarly control ...
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Add comma to number labels, multiple records in attribute table

A QGIS question: How can I insert commas in 4 digit numbers in an attribute table that has multiple records, with some numbers that are only in the hundreds? It's for an animation so multiple labels ...
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How to delete char in table attribute in QGIS 2.6.1

I need to label many items but in the table attribute field there are some char (#F) for every item that I have to delete. The length of the description are not always the same. I create a new field ...
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Displaying trailing zeros to right of decimal in label using QGIS?

is there a way I can get zeros to show up in my label when they come to the right of a decimal in a number such a s 270.00? I'm trying to display two decimals in all my numerical labels, but QGIS ...
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Quickest method to show/hide labels in QGIS 2.8

In order to show or hide labels in QGIS 2.8, I currently right click a layer, select Properties, then Labels, then click the checkbox to show/hide, then click OK. This seems like quite a long-winded ...
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Leaving out specific values from labels

I am trying to label a field using two fields. Example: "[FieldOne] / [FieldTwo]". But I don't want to show FieldOne if the value is zero. Example: 0 / 1050 should read just 1050 whereas 1/1050 should ...
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How to parse serial date in ArcGIS?

I have imported a shapefile that contains a serial date number that looks like this: 41256.260799. I would like to create a new field that shows only the hour and second like this: 06:33. I've tried ...
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How to detect densely labelled areas?

I'm trying to detect densely labelled areas for a given scale like explained below. so dense labelled area is the area having high rate of overlapping labels. I'd like to detect densely labelled ...
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ArcGIS Android labeling ArcGISFeatrureLayer

I am making ArcGIS Android app and currently I am working on adding labels to ArcGISFeatureLayer (which is retrieved from webmap and not a url). Any ideas how I could do it?
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How to display map tips only for one layer?

I'm relatively new to QGIS. I added the hover labels to my map using the Map Tips. My issue is that it makes hover labels for EVERY layer on my map. I only want it to make labels for one layer. Is ...
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A better way to do Tablular Labels (Chemboxes)

So it's been a couple years since I've looked for a new solution for this, but I recently have a newer project manager who really wants "chemboxes", basically labels/callouts with tabular data. I've ...
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Masking Labeles in the Compositor in QGIS 2.8.1

I am looking for a way to remove/mask out Labels that are under a composer Element (Overview Map), which I moved in front of my main map. Is there no way to do this? Maybe using the ItemID? I tried ...
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Putting Labels at the center or inside a polygon layer in QGIS

How can I put labels at the center or at least inside a polygon layer using QGIS Lisboa (old version). I tried options provided on Layer Properties under placements but still my label just falls ...
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QGIS: labelling with empty cells of attribute table [duplicate]

I'd like to label points in a vector layer. In my attribute table I have a .csv with a list of material for each position (it's the planning of marathon race). Some of the cells are empty, though ...
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Is it possible to position QGIS labels by clicking on polylines (and polygons)?

QGIS has now few really good options for custom labels but I can't find a way how to easily manage labels along polylines. Is there a tool which helps me place labels by clicking on a polyline so the ...
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How can I connect label and point with a line/arrow?

Is it somehow possible in QGIS to connect labels and points with a line/arrow or something? In my map it is not clear which label goes with its point. I can't bring it closer because there are many ...
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Rotating view without losing labels in QGIS?

Using QGIS 2.8 Wien and a beautiful shapefile from OpenStreetMap. When I rotate the map (either in the print composer or in the main QGIS panel) the labels with the street name disappear. I've tried ...
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Geoserver SLD text symbology

I have problem with the Geoserver. I have a layer (called "cities") which contains points with attributes. (ID, Name, Layer, etc....) I'd like to write out all the names (at now it doesn't matter if ...
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How to Remove Multiple Labels for Stacked Points? ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a point feature class, in certain areas there are stacked points. These stacked points are accurate. However, when I label the points I am getting a label for each point, which is okay for each ...
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If-Then Label Expression

I already know that more than half of you about to read this will say, "Use Python," but I'd appreciate it if you'd humor my outdated ways. I'm trying to create a VB label expression on streets such ...
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How can I display annotations for certain features?

I am trying to display annotations for single features. I know it is possible to display annotations for layers, and for that entire map, but I would like to display them based on a SINGLE selected ...
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Only positive number expression label in ArcMap?

I was just wondering if anybody knows of a way to write an expression to make all my numeric values in my labels positive. I want to do 1234 cal BC 23 cal AD for example, as a label. My data is - ...
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Spplot labels in R how to change

Can anyone tell me how to change the labels in a legend created by spplot in R? It is a typical vertical ribbon legend automatically generated by spplot. Based on color, it is labelled 1-7 but I ...
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How to individually label points in Openlayers linestring?

I want to display some text below each point on a linestring with Openlayers. The text would include, for example, the coordinates of the point, plus some other information. I have managed to add a ...
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Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
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Label point according to cartographic representation position instead of geometry

I have set up a cartographic representation on a point feature class, which simply offsets the point. I would like to label the point at the representation, not at its physical location. I had a look ...
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Advanced python labeling in ArcMap - working with null values

I'm trying to label certain features using a specific field (osm_name_58_en). However, when this field is null, I want to label the feature with (som_english_32_name). If both are null then I want ...
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Removing first and third zeros of a fieldname in label expression

The fieldname only has three characters. I dont want to display zeros in the first and third values. example below. 010 = 1 100 = 10 01Y = 1Y 10Y = 10Y I have figured out how to strip out zeros ...
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Python labeling expression using numeric field not working

I'm trying to label parcels from a shapefile in the Python expression below in ArcGIS 10.2. All parcels should be labeled with the last 8 characters of their [PARCEL_NUM], and parcels 10 acres or ...
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Creating labels with Umlauts, accents, etc. in QGIS

I have a problem labeling features with special characters like French accents, umlauts, etc. I have the names in the attribute table, but names like Niafunké are displayed Niafunk�. I assume it has ...
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Rotating Layout View and Labels in ArcMap?

I have a question if you are able to, upon rotating the map, is there a way to do the same with the labels? If so, how? Also, besides using the "Rotate Data Frame" to rotate the Layout View, which ...
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Set scale dependant labels arcmap 10.3

I am wondering if it is possible to create scaled labels so that at a certain zoom level only one label appears but when you zoom in closer more labels appear for different fields. I have this ...