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Labeling Count values from Arcgis attribute field

Today at work I was facing some challenges to Label the count values from attribute tables of the feature class. We have all the data stored in geodatabase that is server based. I wrote python code in ...
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Using label properties/expression in ArcMap to label several ranges of numbers within feature class red?

I have about a thousand labels, some of which need to be labeled red. For example, 511-533 and 659-671 need to be labeled red, and the rest can be labeled in black. They are all part of the same field ...
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Callout Annotation in MapInfo

Is there any way to use callout windows or boxes in MapInfo with lead lines to label a point layer?
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Rule based labels using QGIS?

I couldn't find an option of "rule-based"-labeling in QGIS 2.10. For example that big cities are also labeled bigger than smaller cities. Am i missing something or doesn't it exist?
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How to make QGIS label only the shapes that are showing up?

I have a layer where shapes are defined by rules (country) and secondly by categories (a type). I then select (check box) the country to show the shapes only for that country. This works very well, ...
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Labels based on spatial location

Here is what I would like to do. I have a polygon feature class called Subdivisions and a point feature class called Inspection. If I label all the Subdivisions my map becomes too congested. I only ...
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Formatting Date Label in ArcMap

I was hoping someone could help me with this. I know this is probably easy but I am still new to ArcMap. I need to label pipe mains with the year installed but my attributes have the entire date. ...
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Leaflet adding a HTML label

I would like to add a HTML label above each marker in a leaflet map. Is this possible? Example: Code for labels: HTML <table> <tr> <td class="red"></td> ...
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Changing orientation of all text labels at once?

I rotated my extent -45 degree to make it look better. Problem is all the labels that I converted to graphics so I could rearrange them are also at -45 degrees. Any way to change that easily?
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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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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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labeling in qgis 2.0: if one letter in string is “X”

I have a shapefile and I want to label all shapes with a "B" or "A" in its name (string). All others should be ignored. Like: If [field] contains "B" draw label Im using qgis 2.0.
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Labeling stacked polygons with different records

I work in Oil and Gas and trying to label leases is a huge pain. In most cases there are multiple polygons of the exact same size and shape stacked on each other with records that represent different ...
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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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Python not appearing as option for parser in label expression dialog of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I have ArcMap 10.0 and python is not appearing as a parser option in the label expression dialog box, only VBScript and JScript. Python is installed and the python window works fine. Any idea how I ...
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Label is appearing two times for some areas. How i can solve the problem, label should be shown one time for one area

I am working with ArcGIS. In some areas of the map labels are shown twice or three times for the same name and the same area. I want to have one single label for each area.
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Adding street names to Arcmap

I'm brand new to ArcGIS and I want to create a map for the county conservation board I'm interning at. Specifically right now, I need to add the street names on a map of black hawk county for my boss ...
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Placing contour line labels only beside polygons of another layer in ArcMap?

I have a dataframe in ArcMap with contour lines and a vector layer. Now I want to place contour line labels only at places beside the polygons of the vector layer. How is that possible? I already ...
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Label only selected feature using QGIS?

Is it possible to make an expression that labels only the selected feature in QGIS? I tried it with this expression in the label tab: attribute( $currentfeature, 'LAENGE' ) But it labels all and not ...
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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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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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How to create a US map in R with separation between states and clear labels?

I was trying to figure out how to create a map like down below in R on the Stack Exchange but maybe that's the wrong community and the GIS side is a better spot. Currently, I'm able to add the ...
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Using callout labels in ArcMap?

Is there a way to automate the placement and the text based on a field using callout labels? One thing I've tried, which is quite cumbersome, is to convert the graphical objects after they have ...
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Labeling in MapInfo using expressions

How do I do this? Columns - Sitecode Acres 271730-001 .75 271730-002 .50 I'm trying to label objects by multiplying the Acres column by "2.5". As an ...
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labels showing up behind other labels due to unmatched z-index

I am using leaflet label plugin to show labels on markers by using layer.bindLabel('name'). As the number of markers is high the markers come above the label thus labels are not visible clearly. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to hide grid's labels when zooming out?

I have used polygon grid layer on my map, and I used to label the layer with ID automatically, and the result was convenient for me: But when I zoomed out, the labels didn't hide at all! and they ...
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How to center the labels in QGis?

I have a shapefile containing some US sections from the Public Land Survey System. I would like to display the labels in the middle of the sections. I found the "Placement" option in the "Label" ...
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Have editable label locations (dynamic) on a layer on which there is query

Is it possible to have dynamic labels, set by editable x y parameters in the attribute table, on a layer which also has a query applied, in QGIS? i.e. I want to set the query and get all the ...
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Can't find the New label tools in QGIS

I can't find the New label tools in QGIS developed by sourcepole. I'm using QGIS 1.7.4. Is it a QGIS tool or a pluggin? Thanks!
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Labels are not showing in a published ArcGIS Feature Service?

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 to publish a feature service. The labels show on the mxd, but not on the service (on a web application or on mobile application). Do I have to create an annotation layer or ...
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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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Label inside top left corner of polygons using MapInfo Professional?

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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ArcGIS Issue with Python wildcard in Label Expression?

Here is my current expression: def FindLabel ( [FULL_NAME] ): fn = [FULL_NAME] if "COUNTY ROAD" in fn: return "CR " + fn[11:] elif "% COUNTY ROAD" in fn: return fn[:1] + "CR" + fn[13:] else: ...
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Using ESRI character font (“Environmental & Icons”) with formatting tag in layout text box

I am attempting to use a character from the ESRI Environmental & Icons font collection (A bird in particular). I went into my character map tool and found the one I want (symbol right ...
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Keep map text inside of map layer

I have labeled a map. The problem is that the text is outside of the map in some places. Is there a way to fix this?
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Display changes in map layer while editing attribute table in qgis

I am new to qgis. I would like to see changes on the map in real time while I am editing the associated attribute file. Currently, I have the poly id field labels turned on. I cannot see the ...
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How do I label US state borders in ArcMap 10.1?

I'm trying to label a border between TN and NC, but the label manager won't let me. How can I get it to work? I'm using ArcMap 10.1
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QGIS label spacing

Wondering how to space out the road names on my QGIS map to make it look cleaner?
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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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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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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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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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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 control the priority of individual feature labels in one layer?

I have a group of city in a small area with labels. Due to label engine it shows them in a 'random order' (and certainly optimizing) according the space the have. There is a way, without duplicate ...
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What's the letter and word spacing unit in QGIS labeling?

I just want to know if letter and word spacing, in qgis labeling, are expressed in points, and if the value its absolute or relative to the font. I have searched a lot, but I can't find any ...