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

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Multiple labels for 1 point

I have map points for schools in a district. I want to label the map ID and the name of the school on the map. I have the map ID labeled within the point symbol but I want the school name outside of ...
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Lower the level of a label in QGIS

I am finding when I use label vector lines using the newer labeling tool that the labels always appear on top of the lines of that layer. And they appear on top of all other layers in my project. Is ...
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How to Center Text in Multiline Labels

I used wrap text on "~" and now I have two lines of text from one attribute field. Is there a way to center that and not just choosing center as the horizontal alignment? QGIS 1.8.
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Where can I find a list of valid settings for expanded data defined labeling?

I have seen this post What are valid values for "data defined" labeling settings?. Does anyone have any insight to the values within attribute tables required to satify the expanded "Data ...
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Idiots guide to expressions for QGIS

I have no formal training in GIS and have learned on the fly with ArcGIS 9.3 at work and have been dabbling with QGIS on my own time for my business. Is there any resource recommendations ingeneral ...
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How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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How to create vertical labels in QGIS?

How to create vertical labels (each label in new line) like: 1998 150 pipe name and not horizontal: 1998 150 pipe name
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Where can I set the BufferColor property for labels in QGIS?

The accepted answer to this question suggests that the buffer color can be set as a data defined label property. However, in the Layer Properties > Labels > Advanced tab, the only options I can see ...
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Labeling from a defined string in MapBasic

I am currently working on a code to apply a variety of different changes to layers with certain attributes, I have been successful with this so far (thanks to Peter). However I now want to add a text ...
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Need to give same color for Points and its label

I have 10000 points, using Graduate Color I have given different color for each points in 10000. I want to give a same color for each label according to each points colors using ArcGIS. is it ...
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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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How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels

ArcMap 10.1: Labels on tiles I have set up for data driven pages randomly locate around the page instead of in the centre or in the corner where I want them to be despite allowing overlapping labels ...
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Different typesets for labeling within one project

I'm searching a way to show labels with a western typeset, as well as a differnt one. In my case thats western (English/German/...) PLUS Russian, which I don't speak at all. But I'd like to be able ...
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How to use label classes, expressions, and annotations?

I've always found that when it comes to python, vector analysis, QGIS gives ArcGIS a run for its money, hell some of the qgis plugins exceed ArcGIS's performance by a few hours; however, I always have ...
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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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Problems with QGIS (v 1.8.0) layer labels [closed]

I have a PostGIS (v 2.0) layer representing lakes. The attributes "chinchar" and "chintrans" contain Chinese characters and Pinyin (Roman) characters in UTF8 format. When I use Layer -> Labeling in ...
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Automating an ArcGIS Project that is a display of map

I'm relatively new to GIS and looking to automate a project. I have my 'base map' created in ArcGIS, but now need to create several hundred more so looking for an automated method to accomplish this. ...
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How do I set label to rotate with segment in QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create curved labels in QGIS In MapInfo Pro I have an option to rotate a label with segment (this is nice for labeling roads for example). How do I do the same ...
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How do I set labels to not be one over the other?

In certain zoom I see many city labels "written" on each other. I know there is a feature that set to auto hide labels that override each other ( and I'm not talking about rendering from specific ...
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How to make labels appear in Geoserver? (WMS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid duplicate labels on each tile? I have an Annotation Shapefile. I added it into GeoServer as point Shapefile and set its label with the help of the style ...
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How to label GeoJSON polygons?

I'm using Leaflet combined with GeoJSON features. Is there a way to label GeoJSON features (in this case - polygons)? It should get labels from feature.properties.name This is my code where I ...
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How to align labels using Label toolbar?

I'm worried I'm missing something terribly obvious here: how do you set the alignment (left / centre / right) for feature labels? I'm referring to QGIS 1.8, and using the 'Label' toolbar, rather than ...
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Labels with white (or other color) background

I tried to give my labels somekind of box and a backgroundcolor (or boxcolor) in QGIS, but i couldnt find the right option. My labels are not readable because my layers are too dark. I found offset ...
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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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How to label a selection of an OSM layer depending on certain tags?

I just imported original OSM data to export a pdf-map by assigning graphic attributes to the features I need. The label tool in QGIS 1.8 allows to select certain features, like I can do with the ...
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How to draw labels with line in SLD?

I want to be able to draw labels with line. How can i do this? Just like labels with line of some USA states in Google Maps, labels with red line in right : Example from Google Maps
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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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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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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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Using a field to define label font size in MapInfo?

I have a tab file of ordnance survey MasterMap data, this was obtained from a client so I have no way of re-downloading it. Usually when I have these files the text is automatically displayed ...
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Select Move Label Tool in QGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move labels in QGIS? I would like to manually move 6 labels but the Move Label Tool is unable to be selected. I have placed labels by selecting the layer and ...
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FindLabel not Defined

I'm trying to make an advanced label expression using the python parser and I keep getting the following error: def FindLabel ( [Direction] ): return "{}° {}' {}\"".format( ...
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How to set different label content for different scales? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to accomplish conditional labeling based on map scale and attribute in QGIS 1.7 I'd like to show different label content at different map scales. Zoomed in, I use ...
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How to accomplish conditional labeling based on map scale and attribute in QGIS 1.7

How can I label with qgis 1.7, based on attribute and scale of map? For example scale>1:1000 then label all those features whose area>100000 at font size 12 and those features whose area<99999 at ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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) ...