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How to place labels under a vector layer?

I want to place the labeling under a layer. In QGIS 2.2 apparently the label appears automatically at the top. Can someone help me. (see attachment) example:
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How to programatically modify the placement properties for labels

Does anyone know how to modify the location of a label programatically? I'd like to make the labels sit directly below the symbol!
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Changing labelling of OpenStreetMap Base Map for ArcGIS Online?

I am creating a Story Map and using Open Street Maps as the base map. One issue my superiors see is the labeling of the streets. It's way to frequent! See the attached screenshot: Is there a way ...
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SHP to DWF with centerline and annotation (labels) [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to dump a street network (shp) into CAD but also include a text layer for street names (labels). Is this possible? I feel like there is likely an easy solution but I can't seem ...
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How do I pin all labels in QGIS?

How can I pin all my labels in QGIS 2.2/2.4 (Data Defined Labels) without clicking every single label?
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Showing percentage symbol in ArcGIS map labels?

I'm trying to show percentage poverty per municipality on the map I'm working on, and I have the percentage values displayed on the map, but I don't know how to get the percentage symbol itself to ...
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Labels appear and disappear for no apparent reason using QGIS?

I'm going through the Alaska sample data tutorial for QGIS 2.2.0. Some of the lake labels appear and disappear at different scales when zooming. At 1:314,460 Becharof is visible, but Lower Ugashik ...
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How to delete individual labels?

How do I delete an individual label without converting the entire data frame into annotation?
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ArcGIS Label zoom visibility

ArcGIS 10.2.2 on Windows 7 32 bit (new Win 7 computer arriving tomorrow). I'm a complete novice to ArcGIS starting now (June 2014), so speak loud and slow... I have 10 years of experience with GIS ...
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How to create labeling similar to this map?

Any ideas on if ArcMap is able to create labeling similar to this map? Ie. 95xx or 9500 is listed outside of the units and the the actual last 2 digits are listed within so that each unit does not ...
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label vector line with multiple attributes in QGIS

I have a line with two 2 attributes. I would like to display both information along with the line in frequent interval, one info above the line and the other is below the line. I am working in QGIS ...
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change default font of labels in QGIS

I've just opened a feature request, but maybe someone knows a temporary solution. In QGIS 2.2 one can change the default font of the Print Composer (through the Menu Option -> Setttings). But I think ...
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Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
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How to provide one label for multiple polygons?

QGIS 2.2 provides a great deal of control through the labeling override expressions, but I don't understand what variables I can use to generate a single label for multiple polygons with the same ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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Changing the SLD Repeat attribute appears to have no effect for a line label on a WMS layer

I have a WMS layer (within Geoserver) for roads, and a style defined to label these roads. I have the repeat set for the Text Symbolizer as follows <VendorOption ...
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What's the mature solution for label placement?

I am working on an android map application, while I need to place the labels for points/lines/polygons manually. I have googled and I found this: https://www.ads.tuwien.ac.at/research/labeling/ But ...
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ArcGIS Labeling Expression when truncation needed to fit in some polygons? [closed]

What would be the expression coding for if the address is 14802. But if the whole address cannot fit inside the building dimessions, then it should be truncated to the last two digits - 02. I am ...
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QGIS 2.2 curved labels - 'maximum angle between curved characters' makes label invisible

When labeling a curved line in QGIS 2.2, and setting Placement to 'Curved', the behavior of 'maximum angle between curved characters' is not intuitive, and I haven't been able to find documentation on ...
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Openlayers - ModifyFeature - How to label vertices with a progressive number

I am quite new in openlayer and javascript. I have a control ModifyFeature on a path vector layer. I would like the vertices to be rendered with a stylemap label showing their progressive number ...
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Labeling features with font dependent on polygon area?

i want to label my island data with variety of size of text based on the island area for example island that have more than 100km, i want to label it using Arial 12 while island less than 100km i ...
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Labelling street address ranges [closed]

I have checked out http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//00s80000005p000000 But I have been getting stuck on step 3> Create a label expression for the left- and right-side ...
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Removing features whose labels are not displayed?

Using ArcMap 10.0, I am working on a map that shows many villages. Each village has a name attribute that I want to use for a label, but in some areas there are so many villages that not all can be ...
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How to display ONLY local country names in google maps?

I am using google maps in an application where it is important that country labels display the country name in the local language. If you pass in certain language parameters that google maps ...
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How to import label classes to make symbology classes?

In Answer to an earlier Question I was able to write SQL Expressions to create label classes. Now, I wish to use those label classes to create symbology classes. It is possible to make label ...
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How to Label Field With Multiple Selected Values?

I have a shape named "Subdistrict" and it shown on Attribut Table like this : No | subd | village 1 | town1 | v1 2 | town1 | v2 3 | town1 | v3 4 | town2 | v4 5 | town2 | v5 6 | town2 | ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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How to prevent labels from one layer from overlapping features in another layer

I am working ArcMap10.1 software. When I was labeling on point feature automatically label fall on line. Label must not fall on line. I'm not aware how to solve this issues. I have attached an ...
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Labeling dilemma

How would you label this map logically? I will preempt the question, with the statement it is for a fire truck, so we really have to worry about seeing the address numbers at 3 am with one contact in. ...
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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Add line break to ArcMap 10.2 label expression

How can I add a line break to a jscript label expression? My expression so far looks like this function FindLabel ( [NAME] ) { return [NAME]+'National Forest'; } I would like to add a break after ...
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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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How to set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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How to write labels with varying significant figures/decimal places?

I have results that range from ex. 113,009 down to 0.00495 - Can someone recommend a way to write/construct a label expression for the following in ArcMap: • If less than 1, use 2 decimal places ...
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Expression labelling in ArcMap: Label only where value is > 1

I have a field in a shapefile with values ranging from 1-50 and multiple listed as 0. Is there a way to label only the features where the number in the priority field is > 0?
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Is there MapInfo Label Expression to label lots in format Map-Lot (017-001) with just Lot?

I am trying to label map lots in this format Map-Lot (017-001) and I was wondering if there was a label expression that would allow me to only show the lot number and not the map number. Any help ...
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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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ArcGIS Label Manager 10.2 takes 20-30 seconds to load

Why does label manager take 20-30 seconds to load? I am on 10.2 with a SSD and 24gb of RAM. Does anyone else have issue loading the label manager in ArcMap? Is there any way to speed this process ...
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Some text-sizes of labels are not working in TileMill

I am using TileMill to create some offline tiles. Currently I have problem that some of the text sizes are not working and they are displayed as weird signs. Do you have any idea what could be wrong? ...
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Why are Images used as label not rendered correctly by GeoServer?

When I try to render the label (png image) through GeoServer as an image, its quality is getting affected i.e. the image is not rendered sharply. Are there any settings that need to done in ...
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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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How to achieve labeling in openlayers as Google did?

I am tried to find a solution for my question. Please look the images below. Google Google are awesome!!.. They are doing fantastic technique in labeling part. Please look the marked labels, the ...
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How to handle 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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SHP file Left / Right Label Alignment issue in QGIS 2.0.1-Dufour

cld anyone let me know how it works to get the desired label placement for the opened SHP file into QGIS 2.0.1- Dufo