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

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Geoserver SLD text symbology

I have problem with the Geoserver. I have a layer (called "cities") which contains points with attributes. (ID, Name, Layer, etc....) I'd like to write out all the names (at now it doesn't matter if ...
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How to label vector features programmatically?

I am using python for QGIS 2.0.1 and I have a vector layer of points representing the positions of state labels. I want to display the 'state abbreviation' attribute on the corresponding point for ...
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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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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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QGIS custom labeling by clicking on polyline (and polygon)

QGIS has now few really good options for custom labels but I can't find a way how easily manage labels along polylines. Is there any tool which helps me to place labels by clicking on polyline so the ...
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dermacation label

i have 3 different features which are country.shp, division.shp district.shp what should i do if i want to make the label is arrange like figure 1 because when i label all the features using ...
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Conditional formatting for Advanced Label Expression in ArcMap

I am trying to do some conditional formatting in order to highlight specific criteria. The main error I keep getting is that there are no features found. I've done a simple label with the exact same ...
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VBScript for Advanced Labeling in ArcGIS

I found a template I thought might be useful to create a table of sorts for a label. I modified it with my variables, but it still doesn't seem to be working. I'm not very familiar with VBScript, but ...
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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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Can I create a circle label with a leader in ArcMap?

I want to create a circle label with a leader using the standard Maplex labelling engine and symbology. Only 1 or 2 digit numbers will appear in the label. I can easily make square or rectangular ...
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adding line breaks to labels in ArcGIS Online

I'm using the new labeling functionality in ArcGIS Online. My question is how do I add a line break to the label if I want to use more than one field?
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Formatting label expression with newline using Python parser? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with syntax in 10.2.1, and have have tried just about everything. With arcpy, I am attempting to access a label.expression of an ArcMap layer and modify it to: lbl.expression = ...
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How to handle QGIS 2.2 Data Defined Label Position on PostGIS Layer Null Defaulting to 0?

I just upgraded to qgis 2.2 from 2.0. In 2.2 there was a minor change to data defined label positioning at least when used with postgis layers. In Version 2.2 the labeling engine appears to be ...
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Labels not appearing on any layer in ArcMap?

Not sure what the issue is, but I'm unable to get labels to display in ArcMap 10. The obvious things are accounted for (as far as I know). Labels are set in Properties, layers are checked to label in ...
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How to stop multiple labes showing for a single item [duplicate]

On top of some other styling, I have used GeoExplorer to edit the scale based rendering of labels for the names of fields in an area. It all works fine but when I zoom in of fields that have a large ...
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Labeling a Feature Class - how to force the label to use a particular field

I am trying to make a map with the voter blocks labeled. The label command uses the county identifier field. Can I force it to label with the voting block field?
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Why can't I “Add label columns to attribute table” etc. in QGIS 1.9?

Why can't I "Add label columns to attribute table" and why can't I use "Letter spacing", "Word spacing" and so on? I have a shp-file. QGIS version 1.9
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Label changing with time slider using arcGIS

I have a list of lat/long locations with a time associated with them. With those locations I did a spatial join to find the total amount of points in each polygon. I would want to do is gradually ...
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Display labels over a graphic (ArcObjects)

I've created a graphic polygon that is actually a polygon with the center cut out (I created it using ITopologicalOperator.Difference to remove the smaller polygon from the larger one). Now I want ...
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How to offset labels on a web application from two different services

I have multiple layers that are labeled within our online web mapping application. Two (zoning and land use) are located in our Planning/Zoning ArcGIS Server 10.1 Service. The other (Parcels) is ...
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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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Removing features whose labels are not displayed?

Using ArcMap 10.0, I am working on a map that shows many villages. Each village has a name attribute that I want to use for a label, but in some areas there are so many villages that not all can be ...
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How to switch off symbol when label is unplaced due to conflicts? [duplicate]

Using either the standard ArcMap labelling engine, or the Maplex engine, it is possible to automatically omit labels from the map when the area is too congested. Eg in the centre of this image, ...
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How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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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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Some labels are not displaying

I'm using arc 10 and trying to label line features. It labels 75% of the features normally, while others will not display any label. There is no obvious geographic or label correlation between the ...
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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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Expression based labeling: Look for points in defined radius/buffer

How can I do that with qgis expression based labeling: CASE WHEN within a radius/buffer of 1km (outgoing from every point with attribute 'place') is a point with attribute 'museum', THEN 'M' ELSE ...
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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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SHP to DWF with centerline and annotation (labels) [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to dump a street network (shp) into CAD but also include a text layer for street names (labels). Is this possible? I feel like there is likely an easy solution but I can't seem ...
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How do I pin all labels in QGIS?

How can I pin all my labels in QGIS 2.2/2.4 (Data Defined Labels) without clicking every single label?
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Halo use background color

As you see on the attached image, I labeled contour lines on the map (in meter). Which function will allow the "halo" to take the background color of the map? On the image, the halo is greenish which ...
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Showing percentage symbol in ArcGIS map labels?

I'm trying to show percentage poverty per municipality on the map I'm working on, and I have the percentage values displayed on the map, but I don't know how to get the percentage symbol itself to ...
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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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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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Label points at regular intervals using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working with lines on roads represented by a large number of sequencial points. Since labeling all of them would make the points impossible to identify, I'd like to know if there is a way to label ...
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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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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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Can I “stack” labels in ArcMap (ArcView) 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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How to create labeling similar to this map?

Any ideas on if ArcMap is able to create labeling similar to this map? Ie. 95xx or 9500 is listed outside of the units and the the actual last 2 digits are listed within so that each unit does not ...
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label vector line with multiple attributes in QGIS

I have a line with two 2 attributes. I would like to display both information along with the line in frequent interval, one info above the line and the other is below the line. I am working in QGIS ...
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What's the mature solution for label placement?

I am working on an android map application, while I need to place the labels for points/lines/polygons manually. I have googled and I found this: https://www.ads.tuwien.ac.at/research/labeling/ But ...
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How to customize label color in QGIS: Data defined label settings? Expressions? Both? What are the steps? [duplicate]

Updated to show more current screenshot and clarified the question (Which tools? What are the steps?) I'm learning QGIS (1.8 "Lisboa" for Mac). On the QGIS Layer labeling Settings window there is a ...
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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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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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Rendering and Labeling Shapefile with PyQGIS

I've been running into a few problems working with the QGIS API for python. I've gotten more comfortable working in the python console in QGIS but I run into problems when I try to run the code ...
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How to provide one label for multiple polygons?

QGIS 2.2 provides a great deal of control through the labeling override expressions, but I don't understand what variables I can use to generate a single label for multiple polygons with the same ...
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Centered label halos in ArcMap 10.1

When I use label features with halos in ArcMap, whether using the standard or Maplex labeling engine, the halos in the exported map (PDF) are always shifted vertically, so that instead of the halo ...
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...