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

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Labeling a Feature Class - how to force the label to use a particular field

I am trying to make a map with the voter blocks labeled. The label command uses the county identifier field. Can I force it to label with the voting block field?
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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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Using Standard and Maplex Labelling Engines at same time?

Is there any way to have one layer using the Maplex Labelling Engine for labeling and another layer using the Standard Labelling Engine at the same time in ArcMap? ...
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ArcGIS Label zoom visibility

ArcGIS 10.2.2 on Windows 7 32 bit (new Win 7 computer arriving tomorrow). I'm a complete novice to ArcGIS starting now (June 2014), so speak loud and slow... I have 10 years of experience with GIS ...
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Date Time format in ArcGIS 10.1

I have a Date column in my feature class and I want the date to appear in "dd MMM yyyy" format as a label to a polygon. I am using Arc Map 10.1. I tried taking Jscript. var Dt = new Date(); Dt = ...
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Dynamic labeling looks awful in flex map

I published a service to ArcGIS Server 10.1 from an .mxd with no halos around the labels and created a flex application using the flex viewer. When I browse to the map here and zoom in on an ...
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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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Collect last word from varied length string for filtering, auto labeling and column population? [closed]

I have been looking and reading for a few days about how to collect the last word from a varied length string. I have found lots of postings about how to collect/split the last word, but none of the ...
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Make city labels inside of its country

I have City points and a Country polygons. Is it possible to make it so that labels of the cities are inside of their own country without converting to annotation? I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
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How to programatically modify the placement properties for labels

Does anyone know how to modify the location of a label programatically? I'd like to make the labels sit directly below the symbol!
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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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QGIS 2.0, SpatiaLite: labels disappear after setting data defined position (x,y)

I added to my SpatiaLite table (.osm-import with the "standard" QGIS-OSM-Plugin) two empty columns x and y (double) to define manually the position of my labels (data defined labeling). But after ...
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How to suppress spaces in labels?

I want to label some lines. The labels has spaces like "label 1". I want to suppress all spaces so that the result is like "label2" without changing the attribute table. Is that possible?
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provide an alternative “label” when styling vector layer with openlayers

I'm using openlayers 2.12 and I am styling a vector layer using your typical new OpenLayers.Style({ Now, this layer does two things. First , renders polygons from Geoserver, so in the style I have ...
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Where can I find base data shapefiles for whole US?

I am looking for the base layers for whole U.S. - roads, hydrological lines etc with flexibilities of changing symbology and labels. TIGER is a good source but it is at county level. I am running on ...
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Convert labels to Annotation addin crashes ArcMap

I am trying to write an ArcMap (10.3) Add-In in C# .NET that will convert labels to annotation. I have used a majority of the code from the relevant snippet on the ESRI resources website. When I run ...
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Converting VBScript to JavaScript for labelling in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a VB script used by ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop to label different types of streets based on vales present in a specific field. I am a novice at Python but VB and JavaScript are beyond me. I need ...
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Center text value of a field in polygon and display

I would like to display the value of a field over the polygon. In this case, the field name is Subname, and i would like to use a specific font. Would like to perform this action for each polygon on ...
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Display Point Labels in QGIS

I have coordinates and points from that coordinates. so what do i need to do to show point numbers on the map? Thanks. It's my second day with QGIS
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Inactive remove duplicate labels function, what's up with that?

I am using arc 10 and I am having a heck of a time getting duplicate labels to not appear. The remove duplicate labels in the conflict detection tab is checked but inactive or non selectable. I ...
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2 labels, 1 query - 1 a symbol and the other text: How?

I have a problem: I am trying to add a label to a feature that has two fields embedded in it. The first field simple has two numbers and I would like them to be placed within a circle (text symbol - ...
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MapServer: How to display and style a Text layer?

I'm trying to display a text layer using MapServer, but I'm kind of confused how to get it to display properly. When opening the .TAB file in a GIS application (in this case, MapInfo Profressional) ...
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Prefixing graduated color labels using Python?

I have a series of (many) layers in an ArcGIS 10.1 map that are all symbolized using graduated colors. Each layer has the same number of breaks; however, the break values are different for each layer. ...
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How to label each polygon in a layer?

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OS 10.6.8: I want to label each polygon in a layer in a similar way to this image (done in WP Presentations) and am totally confused by the manual. Obviously I have to find a list of ...
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Two different ways of labeling in QGIS Layouter

I've made a map with points and labels related to those points. In one area, the points are very dense, therefore, I'd prefer to create one small scale map and in the corner a large scale map, to get ...
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How to Convert labels to Annotation

I am a beginner in GIS (for graduate school) and am using the GIS Tutorial Basic Workbook 1 for ArcGIS10. In Chapter 1 of this text, there is a "Convert labels to annotation" section which I cannot ...
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Mapserver MapFile label at polygons, how to say “not repeat”?

I am using Mapserver v5.6 and used MapFile with 2 layers. One layer to show polygon and other to show label at ST_PointOnSurface of the same polygon... There are another way to show unique-label at ...
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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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Label toolbar not showing up even though it is checked in toolbar menu

I have recently discovered that even though I chose to display the label toolbar through the toolbar menu that it is nowhere to be seen on the monitor. Has anyone encountered this or know a fix to it? ...
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Geoserver labeling algorithm

Hello everyone (good morning, afternoon and evening ) :) im really interesting in knowing what kind of algorithm does the Geoserver use when presenting its maps. The Geoserver has its own algorithm , ...
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Conditional Formatting in Label Expressions

I need help with the syntax with my label expression. I have a specific set of parameters I need to display but I need to change only one attribute to label as something else. I have AC pipeline that ...
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How to hide labels in ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer

Hi guys does anyone know how i would go about hiding labels in a ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer? This is part of my code so far: var routeLayer = ArcGISDynamicMapServiceLayer(...); ...
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Converting annotations to feature labels in ArcMap 10

The Situation: I am organizing the labels for street names. In order to get the positioning correct, I converted the feature labels to annotations. This has allowed me to hand-craft the positioning of ...
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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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Labels with leaders

I am trying to label a map with Key numbers but I cant seem to get the labels to stop overlapping each other. I am using the Maplex labeling tools and just cant quite get the settings right to stop ...
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VB to Python for Labeling in ArcGIS 10.2.1

I am really new to Python and do not understand VB. I need to convert this VB script to Python. I think it may take me a few weeks to figure out but if someone helps me I would be grateful. The code ...
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Changing labelling of OpenStreetMap Base Map for ArcGIS Online?

I am creating a Story Map and using Open Street Maps as the base map. One issue my superiors see is the labeling of the streets. It's way to frequent! See the attached screenshot: Is there a way ...
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How do I label my map with attributes?

help is always appreciated. I have a state map in QGIS 2.0 with all of the county names and some other info listed in the attributes table. I would like to have the name of the counties and one of ...
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Is there a way to keep labels and symbols from displaying inside an extent indicator?

I've been working on a utilities map and have been asked to turn off the labels and symbols within the extent indicator on the larger scale map and show them only in the detailed map. Is there a way ...
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Label background in SLD

Is there any possibility to construct SLD style which displays label with rectangular background. Background has to have sizes which automatically fit to sizes of text content. I would prefer not to ...
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Labeling Issues with Geoserver

I have everything working on my geoserver except for the labeling. I have searched and I cannot find any solution. I am by no means an expert. I can modify the look/symbology of my polygons, lines, ...
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Label polygons in MapInfo like QGIS?

I was wondering if there is a way to angle Polygon labels in MapInfo like it's done in QGIS (see image link below). Thanks, Alan
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Label Features with Arcpy

I had run the contour tool in my script to generate polylines. Contour("rectExtract", "C:/fakepath/Class1.shp", 50,0) Now I want to label the polylines with the contour-value. If I execute this ...
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How to label each gridsquare in MGRS grid individually using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I want to be able to generate an MGRS grid of arbitrary resolution (say, 1km or 100m) and have each grid square individually labeled with its full MGRS coordinate. This was easy enough to do with the ...
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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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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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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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How to remove lines made with a PostGIS query automatically if origin is not in the map window?

I have a PostGIS point layer with labels. I moved these points because they were too close. To connect label and point, I created a line vector layer which was made with a query in the DB-Manager ...
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ArcGIS Android labeling ArcGISFeatrureLayer

I am making ArcGIS Android app and currently I am working on adding labels to ArcGISFeatureLayer (which is retrieved from webmap and not a url). Any ideas how I could do it?
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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. ...