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

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LatLon or LonLat, what's the “right” way to display coordinates and inputs?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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ArcObjects add halo to label

I would like to add a white halo to labels using arcobjects. I think I need to reference the IFormattedTextSymbol interface, but I'm not sure how to implement this into my current code (see below). ...
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Is there a way to turn off all labels in ArcMap without clicking on every layer?

I rarely bother with labels, but sometimes it would be nice to toggle them on/off. Something like the Pause Drawing button, except that it would only turn off labels (all labels in all layers...not ...
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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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ArcGlobe annotation

Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. All i want to do is put some labels on a globe in ArcGlobe. I've spent time looking here : http://resources.arcgis.com and here ...
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How to get rid of double labels on ArcGIS 10

I'm displaying several point shapefiles. I want them all labeled with the field "ident" which is a 3 digit number starting at 001. Two of the three shapefiles show the labels correctly but the 3rd ...
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Placing label designs in the legend - Is it possible in ArcGIS 9.3.1?

I'm working in ArcGIS 9.3.1 and apart from "regular" slayers with symbology, I have a few layers which I do not show their symbol on the map, but only their label (for example: cities layer in which ...
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How to save Custom labelling (template) so it can applied to other feature classes?

I sometimes work with large NTDB datasets, and was just wondering the best way to go about saving all of my custom labelling. Is there a way I can save all of my custom label classes so I can apply ...
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Why is ArcGIS Desktop labeling wrong polygons?

I am working with a very large data set. When I label my polygons, the labels display like a highway of labels through the middle of my map. I'm using ArcGIS 9.3. I have tried to fix it with Maplex, ...
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Why are my labels overlapping in ArcGIS 10?

Please excuse what may be a very newbie question. I'm not new to GIS, but just learning ArcGIS. I have been led to believe that the standard labeling engine doesn't allow any overlap: ...
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Is there a no point symbology option in ArcGIS?

I'm sure it exists, but is there a way to set a point layer to have no symbology. This works best for cities as you just want to display the name, and not necesserily show the location. The way I do ...
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Run a python script every time the page is changed in Data Driven Pages? (ArcGIS 10)

I'm setting up a Data Driven Pages mapbook mxd for a series of parking locations. I have dynamic text that updates according to the current map sheet, but I also have text that needs to update using a ...
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Stacking labels in ArcMap without Maplex?

I do not see any obvious setting for stacking labels in ArcMap (ArcView license). Am I missing something or do i have to write a complex expression to stack my labels?
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Does ArcMap have non-breaking space for labels? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a non-breaking space in ArcMap? I particularly need it for labels. & gives me a & but   doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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Unwanted Italicization of Symbol Text (ArcMap 9.3.1)?

So I am running in to a problem that has got me stumped. I'm working on a road systems map, and there are a few symbols with text in the middle. The problem is that the text within the badge, ...
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How to prevent automatic new line when labeling point feature class?

I have a point feature class that I am labelling with the string "EXIT" for a majority of points, but some points will be longer, such as "EXIT into Pacific". I wrote a labeling script that will ...
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How are labels dynamically placed on a line or polygon?

I was wondering if anyone knew the math involved, or resources for learning the math involved, in finding the ideal position, scale, and rotation of a label for a line or polygon on a map? The most ...
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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...