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

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How do I make text show up on top of Markers using Carto in TileMill

I'm attempting to place intersection markers on a trail map. Each intersection has a number. I can't seem to get the text show up above the marker. If I use the opacity, I can see the text is ...
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How to only show labels for an arbitrary selection of items?

I'm curious how others go about solving this problem: You've created a map for something with a large number of features that are labeled. The customer/client asks that you only show labels for X, Y ...
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layer mask does not mask labels, only vector data

I am using ArcGIS 10. I made a layer mask (polygon) that blocks out everyting in a number of vector layers that is outside the area of interest (outside the boundary of two districts). I successfully ...
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create border and labels for groups of features in arcmap

I am relatively new to GIS, so please bear with me if my question is a basic one. I have a simple map of the parishes (counties) in Louisiana, and each of the parishes has an associated regional ...
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Change “Default” label in label manager Arc 10

Does anyone know if there is a way to change the Default Label in the Label Manager for ArcGIS 10? Otherwise is there a way to mass label features. I have about 500 feature layers in this MXD and in ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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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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Not all labels created in ArcGIS

I have a set of polygons in ArcGIS 10, which I want to label. Despite setting the Unplaced label icon to "on" and using an expression for the label (so that all objects should be labelled), not all ...
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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights: Maplex Issue

When setting labels to rotate based on a field, annotation will overlap other features even if the weight is set to 1000. Does anyone know if there is a way to force it to follow both the rotation ...
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Is it possible to label the start and end of a line in MapServer?

I would like to be able to have the upstream invert at the top of the main and the downstream at the bottom. <---Down Label---------------------------------------------Up Label--->
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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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Can I alter 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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Label Expressions to replace null values with text not in feature class

I need to label some hydrants (points) - some of these belong to the fire brigade and have a number assigned to them, some do not and thus do not have a number. I would like to write an expression ...
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Some labels are not displaying

I'm using arc 10 and trying to label line features. It labels 75% of the features normally, while others will not display any label. There is no obvious geographic or label correlation between the ...
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Is there a way to download and import labels for the CanVec Named Features (Code 1580010) layer (Natural Resources Canada)?

I used the CanVec symbology toolkit (described here) to symbolize all the downloaded data but now I am wanting to downland and import labels or a procedure that I should follow for creating all ...
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Formatting Dates in QGIS labels

I would like to display a date field as a label. The data is from a shapefile. The field in question is a date field. When I use the date field for the label, it displays in the yyyy/mm/dd format. I ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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Label legend interval with number of elements - ArcMap 10

I have made a series of choropleth maps in ArcMap 10. When I classify the interval the bottom of the dialogue tells how many elements are in the class. Is it possible to have this number ...
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How to label a dynamic KML file in OpenLayers?

How can I display labels for features in a KML file on an OpenLayers map. I was thinking of using popup messages, but labels are more attractive and eye-catching. I want to replicate the labeling ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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Duplicate display of annotation in SLD script

I am using one sld file in geoserver of village parcel display. It works fine, but the issue is that the annotation(parcelno) display duplicates/replicates when I zoom in. What can I do? Thanks
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Can I change a bunch of address points to labeled points without having to do each one separately?

Hi I am trying to make a map with all of our customers in a certain area, I got the addresses on the map so now i have 300 dots. I was wondering if there is a way to make those labeled points without ...
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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say).
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When labelling polygons, not all labels are displayed - QGIS 1.7.0

I am trying to create a simple map of Mexico showing the state polygons and their label. The state shapefile is from here, and the specific file is the first one from the top (Áreas Geoestadísticas ...
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How could I label features and convert 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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Label halos in OpenLayers

I would like to add halos on my labels on an Openlayers map. I have tried adding the following to my code but no halos display. labelHaloColor: "#FFFFFF", labelHaloWidth: "2", I got that from ...
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When creating annotation from labels is it possible to feature-link another annotation layer?

I have an annotation layer that is currently being used in the flex viewer and I would like to add a secondary annotation layer/line so that it sits directly underneath the first. I am able to link ...
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Mapserver: labels and tiles

I'm developing map with Mapserver to be rendered in tiles and testing output with Ka-map. Most of the time labels split on two tiles are matching, but sometimes they're not. I configured Ka-Map like ...
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How to show labels in arcglobe for extruded features

I am trying to visualize lithology data in ArcGlobe, i.e, the representation of different types of soil data under the earth. This I have done properly by creating Z aware featureclass and extrusion ...
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How do I automate custom edge labels for township range in ArcGIS 10?

I need to label township ranges along the side and top of my map, respectively. I know the grid in the frame properties is a way to label the edges with lat/lon. I Think there is a way to do the same ...
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How to “Never Remove” labels in Maplex?

The out-of-the-box labeling engine does a fine job with forcing all labels to display despite of overlap. The same cannot be said of Maplex. I have a polygon layer obtained from the Ontario ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...
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Label points at regular intervals using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with lines on roads represented by a large number of sequencial points. Since labeling all of them would make the points impossible to identify, I'd like to know if there is a way to label ...
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I am trying to find PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS

Does anyone know where to find the PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS 9.3 ? There was a website from ESRI but it was broken link ? I need to review it because I am working on impaired streams ...
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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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Is there a way to set a mask(halo) for labels in a python script?

I currently am writing a python script and using a lot of the arcpy mapping module functionality. I have been using the LabelClass of the arcpy mapping module to automate the display of labels with my ...
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ArcMap label graphic

I converted an ArcMap VBA code to a Visual Studio dll. In doing so I had to reference a new namespace "stdole" so my graphic label would show in ArcMap. The label works on my computer, but does not ...
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Slow Labeling in ArcMap 10 (ArcView License)

We recently updated most of our users to ArcGIS10. One of my users is having an issue with incredibly slow labeling in ArcMap. The shapefile geometry displays right away, but the labels take minutes ...
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Can you create labels based on an attribute field in a shapefile with Arcpy?

I was curious if anyone knew how to access the ArcGIS label engine with arcpy? I want to be able to label point features on my map in a python loop.
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Labels not appearing on any layer in ArcMap?

Not sure what the issue is, but I'm unable to get labels to display in ArcMap 10. The obvious things are accounted for (as far as I know). Labels are set in Properties, layers are checked to label in ...
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labeling roads / routes in KML [closed]

According to this post in 2008 and others (older), there is no KML way to leverage the "labels to path" algorithms that Google Earth / Maps uses to put road names on the roads themselves. Is this ...
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Font color in legends ArcGIS 10

I've got a parcel feature class in ArcGIS 10. Some of the parcels were in the shapefile when I got it. Others I've added after importing the shapefile to a feature class in a personal geodb. I want ...
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Labeling coordinate value at 4 corners of graticule in arcgis

Hello all Is it possible to label automatically lat/long values at 4 corners: upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right of the graticule in Arcgis (10)? I have not found the way to do that so ...
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Looking for a way to change the default shape file label in ArcGIS 10

Is there a way to change ArcGIS's default shapefile label Font: Aerial Size: 8 to something we are using over and over again? As shown in attached screen shot, i'd like to include a label expression ...
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How to stack labels

How can labels be stacked? The data has multiple points stacked at the same point location. All of the labels from all of the points at one location need to be stacked in a list next to the "group" ...
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How to label features in QGIS using SQL statement?

In QGIS, I can't seem to find a way to define the features that I want to label using a SQL query? Is this possible? For example, I downloaded the OSM Natural shapefiles, and a lot of those features ...
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Labeling classes for small roads on large extent maps in ArcMap with SQL statement?

I have many small sub divisions that won't label nice, (lot of overlapping) unreadable. While using the bullet leader symbol. What would be the best statement that would place the labels in a ...
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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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ArcObjects add halo to label

I would like to add a white halo to labels using arcobjects. I think I need to reference the IFormattedTextSymbol interface, but I'm not sure how to implement this into my current code (see below). ...
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Is there a way to turn off all labels in ArcMap without clicking on every layer?

I rarely bother with labels, but sometimes it would be nice to toggle them on/off. Something like the Pause Drawing button, except that it would only turn off labels (all labels in all layers...not ...