Annotating data on a map using text and/or graphics.

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Convert geojson labels MBR to MapInfo text object

Im using Dymo (https://github.com/migurski/Dymo/) to generate automatic point labels placement. The output of Dymo is a geojson containing MBRs of the positioned labels with the names of the labels in ...
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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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Setting absolute label size ArcMap10

I have an architecture plan with elevation measurements. When I display the labels (Bullet Leader style), the automatic scaling moves the label on top of the background layers, obstructing them. I ...
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What's the convention for “upside down” labels?

I have line features that are to be used for labels. These lines are correctly oriented(rotated) and positioned such that text placed on them should give a good cartographic output. Compare the below ...
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ArcPy: Using lblclass expression to change font style and color

I´m trying to label features of a dataset using ArcPy and the lblclass function. While commands like "VBNewline" and "Round" work pretty well, I´m not able to change colors or font style. An ...
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How to draw parallel or curved labels for OSM data in QGIS?

I'm trying to recreate a Google style map using OpenStreetMap data and QGIS. I've been following underdarks many wonderful guides but am getting stuck at the labels. The OSM data was taken from ...
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How to rotate labels using ArcPy?

I'm writing Python code for ArcGIS using the arcpy library and now I'm experiencing a little problem with labels. In fact I'm not able to rotate them in layout via arcpy (I should rotate all labels of ...
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Remove first n characters in label using ArcGIS 10 label expression builder with VBscript

I have a planning cadastre dataset. It has the type of plan (DP, RP or SP) and then the plan number, thusly: DP123456 RP1248590000 SP3855 etc... I want to make a label in the expression builder in ...
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Avoid multiple labels geoserver styling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Labeling Geoserver SLD I have a geoserver 2.1.x installation with SLD stylization. I have used a property to label the polygons which forms a map. But the issues is the ...
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Maplex: try different fields

Let's say, a road has the name "William-Bill-Gates-Road". If the road is too short, the label can only be abbreviated by using a dictionary in Maplex. Is it possible to make Maplex try several label ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

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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How to simply label raster cells?

I think the title says everything but: I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the ...
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How can I label edges of polygons?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1. This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and ...
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How can I prevent label text from overlapping in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282990/Clipboard01%20%282%29.jpg ...
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How to create curved labels in QGIS

I added an image, that explains my demand (see Schiefelsbach river). How can I do this? thanks
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Are features of new labelling tool available to control via Python API?

I am writing a plugin using Python and currently using methods that set the label similar to those seen under Layer Properties. Some of the features under the new labelling engine available on the ...
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Dealing with overlapping grid (and graticule) labels using ArcGIS Desktop?

I do have 3 grids made by Grids menu in data frame properties. I do need them to display in certain layout and also to behave accordingly to couple of rules (overlapping issues), so I can automate my ...
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How to convert shapefile labels to graphics (in ArcMap 10)?

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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How to add labels outside of features?

I'm trying to achieve this kind of labeling using QGIS. Apparently, it doesn't seem to be easily supported. Would you have an idea for a workaround ? I managed to have circled text using ...
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What are valid values for “data defined” labeling settings?

I'm using QGIS 1.8. I'd like to customize label features on an existing shapefile using the new label engine and it's "data defined settings" option. I'd like to know what the attribute table field ...
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Is there a way to add a “current user” label to the print composer?

Is there a way to add a current user label to the print composer in QGIS. I thought there might be something similar to the $CURRENT_DATE format available. This would be in a windows environment.
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ArcGIS 9.3.1 Organizing point lables

I am creating a map with about 50 points and want to label the points numerically (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4...) and provide a table with the corresponding point numbers in order with additional columns with ...
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Why does QGIS show too many labels per feature?

When i check to label polygon feature, one out of a total five polygons shows like 10 labels on top of it. That particular polygon is only one polygon, represented by one row in the table, so i dont ...
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Multiline labeling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create multiline labels in QGIS? I got it by following the second method mentioned by you.But my doubt is that how we can use multiline label property? You said ...
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How to create multiline labels in QGIS?

How can I apply Multiline label option in the label property.Name field contains a lengthy name. I want to wrap it. How can I do it? please help me. My QGIS version is 1.8
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different labels at various scales

I have a locality layer of neighborhoods and suburbs from a spatialite database. How do I label this single layer with the neighborhood name at a lower scales, but as I zoom out, I would like the town ...
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How do I create a leader line for a label in my bar graph in ArcMap?

I am displaying a bar graph of various tornado watches and warnings along with the actual tornado touchdowns themselves. Since the tornado touchdowns are such a small number compared to the large ...
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How to save label scales?

When I open a QGIS file, QGIS 1.8 resets the scale factors for all labels. Is there a way to save the file so that it knows to also save the label scales?
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Moved labels in QGIS 1.8 disappear on saving vector file

From other posts I worked out how to activate the "move label" icon and was successfully able to move a number of labels into the positions I wanted. However when I untoggle the "edit" function for ...
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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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ArcMap 10: How do I escape certain characters when labeling?

I am labeling certain Oil & Gas areas by Operator in ArcMap 10, using this expression: "" & [OPERATOR] & "" & vbNewline & "" & [UNIT_NAME] & "" The only problem is ...
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show a Collection of LineStrings with labels

I use the following peace of code to show multiple LineStrings which have a point as the last one, along with a label: var strokeColors = [...];//"#FFAACC" kind-of elements var linesLayer = new ...
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How to create text label of different scales?

I would like to create a different type of map in ArcMAp.I would like to present the frequency of some words. So the dimension of the word (maybe even the color) would symbolize its frequency. I ...
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How to prevent text labels from overlapping other markers?

Is their a way within QGIS to prevent text labels from overlapping icons used to label a point layer? In the example map shown below, there are two layers: Roads layer which is labeled using the ...
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Labels missing after conversion from *.mxd to *.kml?

I've been trying to convert a map from .mxd to .kml for google earth. The map has municipalities labeled as well as train stations. When I save it and open it in Google Earth, only the train station ...
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How to recreate Mapinfo labels in QGIS?

I try to convert a mapinfo tab-file containing textobjects wich are positioned and rotated in mapinfo into a shapefile or something similar without loosing all information. All information is located ...
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Using VBScript to label shapefile in ArcMap?

If you're reading this for the first time, it might be best to focus on section beneath ANOTHER UPDATE. I'm a beginner with VBScript and I have a question about using an VBScript expression for a ...
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How to place elevation numbers on contours with uphill orientation and position?

I want to orient my elevation labels uphill. Is that possible? I'm currently using the labeling tool from QGIS (not that one in layer settings). I want the labels curved and uphill oriented (and I ...
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Quantum GIS: Place all labels on a map non overlapped

As asked for ArcMAP by @dassouki, is there a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping using QGIS? Thanks in advance
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mapserver how to get rid of unknown character from label

I am developing a gis system using mapserver and open scales library. GIS data is taken from a shape file. When i try to show the name attached to a place its showing unknown characters (not in ...
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Is there a way to prevent labels from being on top of everything else?

I'm having a problem in QGIS 1.7.4. The labels I have produced for one layer are overlapping an entirely different layer that has a higher precedence. This should not happen. Am I doing something ...
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displaying combined data values in ArcMap

I got some data in an attributes table and I would like to know how I can combine them in order to get an unique value in the map. For instance, Attribute: Type Value: Street Those values I ...
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How to show two different labels of a particular vector layer with the help of QGIS?

I am working under a government project in Kolkata with QGIS. I want to show two different labels of a particular vector layer. just like we can show two different labels in Arc GIS with the help of ...
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Labeling points on ArcGIS 9.3

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS 9.3. now i need to label all of them numerically, is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attrubute table ...
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How to use rotated text labels in GeoServer based on attribute value?

I have several text layers in GeoServer, which are now shown as point layers with tiny graphic size and with labels (As mentioned in my previous question). All thses labels are, as expected, drawn ...
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Text layer styling in GeoServer?

I am wondering what is the best approach to use for text layers in GeoServer. AFAIK, there is no text layer in GeoServer. But in many occassions we need to use text layers and not simply label for ...
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Is there a way to export labels in QGIS?

I've used the v2 labeling engine to place some nice looking road labels. Now I'd like to export those labels as a point shapefile for use in another program. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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How to convert decimal point to comma in QGIS?

I am working with data in Colombia where decimal points are written as commas. I would love to create a new column in QGIS that would convert all decimal points (periods) to commas for the purpose of ...
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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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Label inside top left corner of polygons

Does anyone know of a tool or procedure to automatically place a label in the corner of a polygon, rather than at the centroid? I am using Mapinfo and know that I can manually place the label ...