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

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Adding units to numeric labels in ArcMap?

How do I add the distance units to labels in ArcMap? I have the area calculated and would like the label to be displayed as (XXX sq ft). I was able to write a VBScript of "(" & [AREA] &" ...
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Labelling all features in ArcMap?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2. I have a shapefile with line features which I labeled with some vb code. The problem is when I zoom out there are labels that disappear, I have around 4000 features but ...
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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? https://www.dropbox.com/sh/...
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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 = 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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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

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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How to access the options of the Label Properties dialog in QGIS2.14.2?

The Change Label tool has a Label Properties dialog but the options are greyed out. How to access them?
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Weird online basemap behavior

I'm using ArcMap 10.2.2 in a remote server and I have added the online "Imagery with Labels" base map to my map (first picture). When I turn it off the labels (and the light dashed line) remain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can ArcMap automatically highlight object on map using its label?

I was wondering if there is a way to highlight a feature (e.g. line) only by selecting its label on the map. Can ArcMap autmatically highlight this object or do I need to create some "connection" ...
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FieldName underscore corrupts Label Expression for Font Size

I am trying to change the size of a secondary line in the Label Expression box: MID( [TRACT] ,4,11) & vbnewline & [FERC_NAME] This approach does not work but it DOES work when the field ...
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Label Expression If Statement remove Zeros

I am trying to perform a semi-complicated labeling expression that shows one field divided by another field and some additional fields with no division. The issue I ran into was that the denominator ...
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Arcpy label function

I have this function for labeling layers using arcpy This function works totally fine but I have the field hardcoded into the function def label(wah): for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd): ...
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In MapBox Studio, how to create a centred label of a polygon created from Shape file?

To get the undesired result below, I: Uploaded a zipped Shape file to MapBox Studio. Using the shape, created a layer of polygons to display area boundaries. Using the same shape, created a text ...
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Using Maplex, how do you keep labels from overlapping a non-labeled layer?

I'm working on a map of roads and rivers. For this map roads have names and rivers do not. I'd like to keep road names from overlapping the rivers. I'm working on a whole county with lots of places ...
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Proper method for labeling streets

Suppose we are getting a street map built from GPS records. That map would only have initially street segments (just the way Waze started), with no street names nor numbers (addresses). What would ...
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how to add minus sign value to label?

Using ArcMap, I've made a map with graduated colours, labeling them with the same attributes value. The colours display correctly, but the labels don't show the negative sign. For example: Red ...
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How to show label over markers on leaflet?

I need to show label over markers on leaflet to make it readable. How can I implement it? See the picture below label is overlay-ed by marker
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Labeling on Symbology in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

I have to recreate a map from one I have found on the internet as close as possible for an assignment and can anyone tell me if there is some way to change the labeling in the TofC? I'm doing a map ...
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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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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 don'...
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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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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). I am talking about data view, and what I mean is that if I'm zooming into a city, ...
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Labelling layers with Python

I need to turn labels on for previously used layer. Here is the code: import arcpy import sys from arcpy import env env.overwriteOutput = 1 gp = arcgisscripting.create(9.3) fc_Mord = arcpy....
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How to assign elevation values to contours derived from a raster elevation file

I extracted contours from a raster elevation file (SRTM). The contour layer does not contain elevation values. How can I use qgis to assign elevation values to the contour layer? Is there a better ...
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Change label position for a specific feature

I try to change label position to specific feature. I red How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels , but i don't wont to convert the labels to annotation. Is it possible? I work with ...
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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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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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How to set a label's buffer color in a mapfile?

I would like to set a white buffer around labels in a mapfile (Mapserver version 6.2.1). In the official documentation, I can't find a specific parameter for this... I have tried the SHADOWCOLOR and ...
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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 , ...