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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Multiple Labels from attribute column in QGIS

I was wondering if there is a way to have multiple labels from a joined attribute table in QGIS. I have two tables, a polygon table, and a table with words (codes). The codes table can be joined by a ...
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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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Including labels in map legend and point symbology of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I've been using gis.stackexchange for some time already and time has come for me to ask my first question here. I have point feature class with habitat types. There are two important attribute ...
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QGIS - Tabular output for labeling

I'm new to QGIS and am trying to figure out how to output labels under a tabular symbology (I would have liked to post a file showing what I want but can't find a way to submit a file) : So my ...
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QGIS 2.6. How to move labels with “easy label engine” tool

In fact I'm looking for an similar tool like "converting label to annotation" as you can find it in ArcGIS. The "easy custom labeling" Tool in QGIS seems to come close to the ArcGIS solution. However, ...
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Removing leading zeroes (0) when labelling in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however bit confused how to on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have field with road number displayed like: 0000647, 000652, 0000000236 I would like ...
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Is it possible to label pie/bar charts in MapInfo Pro v10.0?

What I have in mind looks something like this... or like this... The idea is to get values/percentages shown next to the pie/bar chart. If it is not possible to do it in MapInfo, is there some ...
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How to manually add texts on the map in QGIS?

Is there another way to put river, towns etc names beside labeling in QGIS? Can you manually type text determine size and place it where and as you wish on the map?
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Spplot labels in R how to change

Can anyone tell me how to change the labels in a legend created by spplot in R? It is a typical vertical ribbon legend automatically generated by spplot. Based on color, it is labelled 1-7 but I ...
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How to Label parcels in Arcgis with label insertion point left align

Scenario: After labeling all parcels in Arcgis, using Maplex in a nice looking manner. Need: When the programs labels, i need that the left insertion point of text to be on the left side and always ...
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How to reproduce contour-style labeling with rasterVis::contourplot?

I am currently working with a digital elevation model (DEM) of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The referring raster grid can be downloaded from DIVA-GIS (Country: Tanzania; Subject: Elevation). After ...
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How to label line features using python code?

I used the following code to label the line features(roads) in a layer.It works in the console, but not by python code(application) It works for the points too. What did I do wrong? Any help would be ...
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How to label states in QGIS with county-level shape

Hi I want to label state names in QGIS but my original shape file is built in county-level. If I simply label them with ``State'', my map shows multiple labels in each state as my original file (one ...
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How to display multiple fields as labels if one field is null?

I am having some issues trying to show multiple fields for a single label in QGIS. In QGIS2.6, attempting to display labels for a feature consisting of multiple fields results in an empty label if one ...
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QGIS choose contour line labels

Is it possible to select only one contour line for labelling ? I have numerous labels for each line and I'll prefer to label only the main ones , such as "1000 m" and "1500 m" Thanks a lot
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How do I present labels in raster format in ArcMap 9.3?

I'm creating a raster map of a large city in ArcMap 9.3 which will be used in a third party software. My problem is that I need to find a way to include labels of street names in my output. I have a ...
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How can I display multiple multi-attribute labels for polygons

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2. I trying to import and display project data for various regions. Each project is tied to a location and I want to display Project Type, Funding Source, and a dollar ...
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Saving text labels out of qgis

I have imported an OS mastermap text shapefile into qgis 2.2.0 (desktop). It only shows as points information, no text. I have edited labels so that they show (e.g. road names). The problem that I ...
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How to hide grid's labels when zooming out?

I have used polygon grid layer on my map, and I used to label the layer with ID automatically, and the result was convenient for me: But when I zoomed out, the labels didn't hide at all! and they ...
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“The coordinates or measures are out of bounds” when converting labels to annotations

Am converting Labels to Annotations in ArcMap 10.1. However an error messages pops up with this message. The coordinates or measures are out of bounds. Text = RUSHOZI The coordinates or measures are ...
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Are there any options/plugins to allow labels in busy screens to be visible in QGIS?

I have quite a busy screen, showing a large number of polygons in a small area. I would like each of these to be labelled neatly, without the 'crowded' feel of overlapping labels, as suggested in the ...
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Label points at regular interval using qgis

I have a point shapefile with a point index. Like the first picture. I'm trying to label the point index every 30 points to obtain the second screen capture. I also have an attribute R3 or R4 to ...
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how to label only number using vbscript in arcgis 10.1

I have a GPS station feature dataset and I need to label using field NAME. However, I need to label only the number, for example in the field NAME the name are GPS123, STATION 239, STN 325 but the ...
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How can you alter label styles (font, color, size, etc.) using Python scripting? (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to write a python macro that will automate the process of labeling points in a layer based on different types of apartments. For example, one style of apartments would have a blue square ...
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Convert DateTime field to Just Date in Label Expression

I have a DateTime field (ex: CreatedDate) and would like to only show the date with the label. How would I setup the label expression to do this using python?
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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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Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name?

Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name (if I'd change it in Layers window TOC)? I tried some functions but I'm not good on that. I have lots of shapes (lines) and it would ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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Labeling classes for small roads on large extent maps in ArcMap with SQL statement?

I have many small sub divisions that won't label nice, (lot of overlapping) unreadable. While using the bullet leader symbol. What would be the best statement that would place the labels in a ...
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Labeling runs out of map extent and onto borders when exporting to PDF from ArcGIS for Desktop?

When I have tried to export several of the maps I have made but I have a problem with labeling that runs out of the map extent and onto the borders. I am exporting to a PDF and opening the file in ...
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Labels aren't displayed for layers inside a group

I'm using a python script to create an empty group layer in the current map document, add some layers to this group and update their symbology from an existing .lyr file. I also want to to turn on ...
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Vendor parameter <VendorOption name=“labelObstacle”>true</VendorOption> not working?

I am trying to avoid drawing overlapping labels with vendor parameters. I tried below option in different versions of Geoservers (2.2.1 to 2.5.2), its not working. ...
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GeoServer Label Placement - Place Always Inside Polygon

Is there a way within the SLD to ensure that the label always appears within the polygon? For example, in odd shaped polygons (with a hole, or a horseshoe shape) my labels are sitting outside. I'd ...
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How to refresh display for newly added labels with ArcObjects

I've added a shapefile to an MXD and Edited the symbolization of it with ArcObjects. Now I'm trying to edit the labeling with ArcObjects. I've successfully been able to edit the default class in the ...
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label based on related features

Esri's telecom data model has 2 geometric networks, one for infrastructure (manholes and conduits) and one for fiber cables. fiber cables are easily related to a section of conduit based on existing ...
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Label Style is converting decimal String names to Number

The feature.attributes.fid returns a String value like "9.3210". But on the map, this value is being converted to some number type and on map is showing the value 9.321 (without the 0). var ...
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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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Dealing with overlapping grid (and graticule) labels using ArcGIS Desktop?

I do have 3 grids made by Grids menu in data frame properties. I do need them to display in certain layout and also to behave accordingly to couple of rules (overlapping issues), so I can automate my ...
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Switch callout text boxes on and off?

In my ArcMap project I’ve added text to the map in callout boxes to identify certain districts. Is it possible switch these on and off like the data layers? I don't want them to show in everything I ...
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one label for two-lane roads (osm, qgis, postgis)

I labeled my osm-lines-layer (PostGIS) with symbols for primary roads and motorways. While the symbols for the primary roads are well placed - with enough distance between each - the two-lane motorway ...
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How to show two different labels of a particular vector layer with the help of QGIS?

I am working under a government project in Kolkata with QGIS. I want to show two different labels of a particular vector layer. just like we can show two different labels in Arc GIS with the help of ...
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Labels on the QGIS WMS layers are not drawn according to the style definition

I have an issue regarding the styling of labels of WMS layers using QGIS server. I can't seem to get them to display how I want. What I did: create a QGIS project (2.2 on Mac) with a layer from a ...
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Is there a way to export labels in QGIS?

I've used the v2 labeling engine to place some nice looking road labels. Now I'd like to export those labels as a point shapefile for use in another program. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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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 to easily manage labels along polylines. Is there a tool which helps me place labels by clicking on a polyline so the ...
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Labeling one to many relationship class using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I’ve created a feature class with a one to many relationships to a table. One point many classes. However I want to label the point with the classes attributes. Esri wrote VB solution but it's ...
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Using Label classes vs Definition queries - which performs the best?

Which would provide the best performance for working within ArcMap with very large datasets stored in an ArcSDE geodatabase? Multiple label classes using complex SQL queries to label specific ...
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Township/Range polygon to Line labeling

I'd like to use a township range in my maps where the labels are right on the border of the polygon like the image attached. I've read that I can do this by converting a polygon to a line but I can't ...
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Is there any way to create a legend from label classes or annotations in ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a single "geonames" layer with 56 label classes and another few layers with around 10 label classes. Each class has a different font and colour or graphic. I would like to add most of these ...