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

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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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How to add grid labels on the border of the data frame?

Licence: Advanced Version: ArcMap 10.1 I'm trying to place the labels of my measured grid at the border of my data frame. I've tried to edit the labels in the "Data Frame Properties -> Grids ...
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Check that a Variable is NOT Equal to Multiple Values

I am trying to use a check a field against several values (eg: [Name] != 'NONE', and [Name] != 'N/A'). This is for the label expression builder within ArcGIS and I am using it eliminate label for ...
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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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Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
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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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Removing labels from a basemap

I've made a nice roadmap and am trying to add a basemap, but the World Topo Map has town names, so does the USA Topo map and the Nat Geo Topo map. how do I get rid of these?
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How to add label in one direction on cross-sections?

I would like to add cross-section labels in one direction to the mouth of the river. Unfortunately, in some places label turns 180 degrees as pictured. Do you know some automatic way to solve this ...
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QGIS Vector Data with blank attribute tables

I have vector data shapefiles for Manitoba, but there is no names in the attribute tables. It seems Manitoba is still working on their attribute data. Is there a shapefile I can download to get these ...
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Is label offset only possible in PCS?

I'm working with ArcGis 10 and I need to show the name of the streets along the street line. I want to increase the distance of the label from the line and I saw in the Label Tab I can control this by ...
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Single Image WMS in Geoserver to clear duplicate labels

I have set up Geoserver with PostgreSQL/PostGIS as database. Imported a country boundary shapefile into the database and published as WMS. The data has got the Country name attribute in the "label" ...
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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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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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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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Preventing label text from overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

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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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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Style symbolization: compute Label change?

Situation: I have a Style File to symbolize data of a FeatureClass (FC) in a GDB. The definition of Layer properties is set to "Categories" > "match to symbols in a style". Label is linked to a value ...
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Using Layout View graphic text?

I have labels that I need to remove/delete/turn off. All the data and the graphic text is set up but they were in the Data View. How do I turn the graphic texts off while you are in the Layout View ...
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Is it possible to set the extents in which labels appear in Leaflet?

I'm fairly new to leaflet and web mapping in general. I was curious if there is a way to set labels to only appear at a certain range of extents. The point data layer I have clusters too much ...
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ArcMap labeling performance using Citrix or RDS?

We have virtualized ArcMap in both Citrix and Remote Desktop Services environments. In both Citrix and RDS, when viewing a MXD that has a good amount of labels, the rendering is very slow. On a ...
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Putting “halo style” to labels with ArcPy? [duplicate]

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 and I'm making a script I need to turn the field label of "ROUTE" and put my halo style lebels and add a text to my lebels this is my script as could modify my script? layer = ...
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Top fixed position with two lines

I am trying to place 3 labels on a polygon one at the top, middle and bottom. Everything works wells unto the top label requires a new line "\n", then the label drops a little from the top of the ...
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Change label size in OpenLayers 3 from QGIS Plugin output

I am working on OpenLayers 3 at the moment and my aim is to provide an offline map. At the moment I am trying to get GeoJSON files offline. For that I am using the QGIS Plugin that exports the ...
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How to alter labels in Mapbox Streets in Mapbox Studio

I am creating vector tiles in Mapbox Studio v5 based off of the MapBox Streets layer. I want to alter the labels that appear over buildings, parks, schools, churches etc. but I cannot find the code ...
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How to make a column as a layer of label?

I have a table with many columns, some of them are "lon/lat" and "Name". After I draw objects on a map. How can I make a layer by the content of the column "Name"? How can I make a legend ...