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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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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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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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: Placement is curved. [Try horizontal position first box ...
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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 , ...
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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(...); map.addLayer(...
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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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Labelling polygon using QGIS?

Using QGIS 2.4, I have tried labeling a polygon using the layer properties>label function but it doesn't show my label. How and where do I type the text I want and get it to show?
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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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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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How to drag label using DragFeature or ModifyFeature?

I am new to openlayer. I have seen the examples in which DragFeature is able to move my points, polygon and lines. But when it comes to test the Label moving in IE8, then the dragging functionality ...
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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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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights in Maplex?

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 ...