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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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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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Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python

Almost have this quandry figured out, but inevitably a new problem has popped up. I finally have the "code" part down to do what I want, but now the font formatting isn't acting properly. When I use a ...
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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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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 there,...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales? [duplicate]

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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Label expression help with loop field and multiple fields

I have 13 fields I need to Label all in one Label. But I dont want to label values with zero. Need to have Label before each field example (Field is (C_B) and need to read C&B, 2). Here is what ...
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Arcpy label white color

I have this label expression within a function that works great. I want to turn the color to white. lblClass.expression = '"{}" + [OBJECTID] + "{}"'.format("<FNT size = '10'>","</FNT>") ...
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Qgis curved labels dont show up in print composer

I use Qgis 2.14.2. I set up labels names of a line vector and set it up as curved - looks like in this screenshot But when i want to print it in print composer it doesnt show up It only shows ...
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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 parenthesis)....
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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 ...
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Removing leading zeroes (0) when labelling in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however bit confused how to on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have field with road number displayed like: 0000647, 000652, 0000000236 I would like ...
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how to label only number using vbscript in arcgis 10.1

I have a GPS station feature dataset and I need to label using field NAME. However, I need to label only the number, for example in the field NAME the name are GPS123, STATION 239, STN 325 but the ...
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How to use the % Modulo operator to select points for labeling?

I have a shape file with point numbers for individual ID's. I would like to select point numbers divisible by a number, and if the remainder is 0 then I would like to label that point. I have tried ...
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Display local language for OSM data in TileMill

I'm following the instructions here to create a minimalist style map for Japan: https://github.com/aaronlidman/Toner-for-Tilemill Now, I've downloaded the OSM data, used osm2pgsql, created the ...
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Getting syntax error in Label Expression

I am receiving the SyntaxError: invalid syntax(string, line 26)(last line in this case) when I am trying to make this label expression for use in ArcMap. As far as I can see, everything looks right. I ...
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Consistent label sizing with Data Driven Pages

I've set up a map document with a number of maps, using DDP with a polygon feature class as an index layer. Two of the layers have labels and I need to manually adjust the position of many of the ...
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Labels appear and disappear for no apparent reason using QGIS?

I'm going through the Alaska sample data tutorial for QGIS 2.2.0. Some of the lake labels appear and disappear at different scales when zooming. At 1:314,460 Becharof is visible, but Lower Ugashik ...
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QGIS 2.2 curved labels - 'maximum angle between curved characters' makes label invisible

When labeling a curved line in QGIS 2.2, and setting Placement to 'Curved', the behavior of 'maximum angle between curved characters' is not intuitive, and I haven't been able to find documentation on ...
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Labeling Many-to-many relationships ArcMap 10

please i have Many-to-many relationships in arcMap like : and i want to show labels in parcel using ArcMap 10 : field to show is : Zoning and Name - do you have any idea how to do it ? ...
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Trying to label graphic using feature attribute (ArcGIS Javascript 3.7 API)

I have a Dialog DIV containing an HTML list of buttons with a value for each school district. I want the user to be able to click on a button and have a polygon graphic of the district placed on the ...
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Labeling in Geoserver

I have a problem in labeling.Labels of near by points get overlapping.If I use spacearound option label of any of the poi displays In the above picture Bank of Baroda and Central bank of India get ...
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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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Using a field to define font size in ArcGIS 10.x

Is there a way to use label expressions in ArcGIS 10.x to specify the font size for a label from the values in a field? So as an example, I have a point dataset which I wish to label, and within the ...
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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 do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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ArcMap label expressions with Python

Having trouble here: I'm trying to use python to write selective label expressions. I have several concentrations and depending on its "_Ex" number I either want it labeled red, not red, or not ...