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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 ...
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How to move labels in QGIS?

I'm trying to manually move labels but having some trouble. I'm trying to move the labels while in edit mode. I've added fields for x coordinate (all null), y coordinate (all null), rotation (all =0), ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Which labelling tool/engine in QGIS will be supported in the long term?

Why does QGIS appear to have two labelling tools? (Note this is not new and old symbology, but that...) there are two different GUIs, one in the toolbar (which gives the Data Defined Settings option) ...
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How to show labels depending on the zoom scale and save it forever in one project?

I have got a problem in showing labels for a polygon layer : When I select "Show labels" in the layer's properties, then I select that I want to use the scaling to show or not my labels and I ...
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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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Getting text to center in a label expression

Is there an expression that can be entered in the label expression that will force text to center? Such as the ones used to change case/replace/etc. Thanks!
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Labeling Issues in ArcEditor 10.0 [closed]

ArcEditor 10.0 I am creating a map for a client for a whole state. I finish putting in all the shp files, I label what client requires. The shps I use are town/range/sections (TRS), Cities ...
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How to achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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How can I display “related” data in a polygon label?

I have the classic situation with ownership parcels where a single polygon has numerous owners. I have related the parcel shapefile with an owner table in my database but for the life of me I can't ...
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Is there any simple Map Labeling Algorithm?

I was looking into how to Label a few features on a small Map, and want to label them on the fly. I would be adding a few features (a maximum of around 6 to 7) as graphics on a web-Map which has ...
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Openlayers renderer in IE8 - Labels not visible

I copied the source code of http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html. This url works just fine in IE8. I put the html page as it is in the webfolder in our network. I opened ...
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Openlayers dynamically label polygon segments

My requirement is to show dynamic label on polygon feature's segments with some offeset. The label text should have the rank of each segment. If it is a square which starts at top left corner it will ...
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How to display intersecting roads and create multiple labels for long roads in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and I am using Qgis 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one please tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the ...
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Is there an option to remove duplicate polygon labels in QGIS?

I would like to know if there is an option in QGIS labeling engine which would remove all the duplicate labels. My polygon layer contains a few features with same name. So when labeled it becomes a ...
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How to disable polygon Label on the vertices (OpenLayers) in Edit Mode

I added the style on the polygon layer like so. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); // get a copy of the default style style.label = "1233456 ha" ...
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Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to move ...
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Prevent formatting of label text in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers containing a few point features. Each of my features have an attribute tag which contains a short text identifying the feature. Example: tag: '1e-1' Applied ...
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Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?

Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?