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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 ...
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Is the label engine or data server responsible for reducing the number of features

We are working on an android application which load vector features from the server and render(with labeling) them in the client. Since there maybe a lot of features in a single viewport, so the map ...
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Changing the SLD Repeat attribute appears to have no effect for a line label on a WMS layer

I have a WMS layer (within Geoserver) for roads, and a style defined to label these roads. I have the repeat set for the Text Symbolizer as follows <VendorOption ...
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ArcGIS Labeling Expression when truncation needed to fit in some polygons? [closed]

What would be the expression coding for if the address is 14802. But if the whole address cannot fit inside the building dimessions, then it should be truncated to the last two digits - 02. I am ...
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QGIS labels are different on canvas, composer and from PDF

I am running QGIS v2.2 off a 64 bit Windows server. I have created a map with a number of local government area polygons, road polygons (to which I have applied a Layer Source to limit the labelling ...
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QGIS 2.2 curved labels - 'maximum angle between curved characters' makes label invisible

When labeling a curved line in QGIS 2.2, and setting Placement to 'Curved', the behavior of 'maximum angle between curved characters' is not intuitive, and I haven't been able to find documentation on ...
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How to set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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QGIS map tip / label showing a table

I have a MSSQQL Spatiatal layer with Point data (borehole locations, pointID) and a joint table lithology (soil info per borehole, pointID, depth from, depth to, constituent) Is there a way to use ...
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Openlayers - ModifyFeature - How to label vertices with a progressive number

Apologize in advance as I am quite new in openlayer and javascript. I have a control ModifyFeature on a path vector layer. I would like the vertices to be rendered with a stylemap label showing ...
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Labeling features with font dependent on polygon area?

i want to label my island data with variety of size of text based on the island area for example island that have more than 100km, i want to label it using Arial 12 while island less than 100km i ...
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How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?

I'm using data driven pages to produce a number of maps. I'm using Maplex to have a callout bubble labeling my features. The problem is that for about 5% of the features, the callout bubble is not ...
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How to visualize the Xdata attribute in AutoCAD?

I have converted my GIS data to CAD using data interoperability. The tags (attruibutes)would appear as Xdata in AutoCAD. How can I Show These attributes there? your assitance is appreciated in ...
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Picture Labels with leader line from point without annotation?

The closest thing I have is using a line call out in the text background, then placing the picture in the line call out border. But the picture tiles throughout. Is what I am trying to do even ...
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How to import label classes to make symbology classes?

In Answer to an earlier Question I was able to write SQL Expressions to create label classes. Now, I wish to use those label classes to create symbology classes. It is possible to make label ...
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Labelling street address ranges [closed]

I have checked out http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//00s80000005p000000 But I have been getting stuck on step 3> Create a label expression for the left- and right-side ...
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How to display ONLY local country names in google maps?

I am using google maps in an application where it is important that country labels display the country name in the local language. If you pass in certain language parameters that google maps ...
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Greek labels in tilemill

I have a shapefile with greek characters. When i import it in tilemill, they appear unreadable. Is there any way to show them properly?
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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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How to Label Field With Multiple Selected Values?

I have a shape named "Subdistrict" and it shown on Attribut Table like this : No | subd | village 1 | town1 | v1 2 | town1 | v2 3 | town1 | v3 4 | town2 | v4 5 | town2 | v5 6 | town2 | ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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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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How to prevent labels from one layer from overlapping features in another layer

I am working ArcMap10.1 software. When I was labeling on point feature automatically label fall on line. Label must not fall on line. I'm not aware how to solve this issues. I have attached an ...
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Labeling dilemma

How would you label this map logically? I will preempt the question, with the statement it is for a fire truck, so we really have to worry about seeing the address numbers at 3 am with one contact in. ...
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ArcGIS Label Manager 10.2 takes 20-30 seconds to load

Why does label manager take 20-30 seconds to load? I am on 10.2 with a SSD and 24gb of RAM. Does anyone else have issue loading the label manager in ArcMap? Is there any way to speed this process ...
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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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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. &amp; gives me a & but &nbsp; doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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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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Add line break to ArcMap 10.2 label expression

How can I add a line break to a jscript label expression? My expression so far looks like this function FindLabel ( [NAME] ) { return [NAME]+'National Forest'; } I would like to add a break after ...
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QGIS Valmiera, Labels only show for part of polygons

Using 2.2.0-Valmiera on Ubuntu 13.10 I have for Croatia 21 Counties as polygons. Labels show only for 12 counties: here I see that no labels are shown for multipart features. So I checked "Show ...
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Exporting PDF from QGIS with print composer without destroying fonts

So I'm making this nice map with a lot of labels which are going to end up in a book. Since the labels doesn't end up exactly where I want them I'd like to move them some in Illustrator after ...
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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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Is there MapInfo Label Expression to label lots in format Map-Lot (017-001) with just Lot?

I am trying to label map lots in this format Map-Lot (017-001) and I was wondering if there was a label expression that would allow me to only show the lot number and not the map number. Any help ...
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Labeling stacked polygons with different records

I work in Oil and Gas and trying to label leases is a huge pain. In most cases there are multiple polygons of the exact same size and shape stacked on each other with records that represent different ...
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Labeling only the latest feature

I need to label only the latest feature in a particular feature class. I actually would like to automate it, so that when I will add any new feature to this feature class, the label will automatically ...
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How to write labels with varying significant figures/decimal places?

I have results that range from ex. 113,009 down to 0.00495 - Can someone recommend a way to write/construct a label expression for the following in ArcMap: • If less than 1, use 2 decimal places ...
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How do I use Arcpy to label based on two different expressions, then convert to annotation?

I am trying to open an mxd and turn on labels before converting them to annotation. I would like to turn on labels with 2 different classes, based on 2 different expressions, then convert them to 1 ...
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Expression labelling in ArcMap: Label only where value is > 1

I have a field in a shapefile with values ranging from 1-50 and multiple listed as 0. Is there a way to label only the features where the number in the priority field is > 0?
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Printing a label from a point layer attribute on a raster layer (GRASS)

I am interpolating with boundaries using v.surf.idc in GRASS. It works wonderfully and I fully recommend it. I am creating an animation and I use v.surf.idc to generate sequential interpolated raster ...
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Where can I find base data shapefiles for whole US?

I am looking for the base layers for whole U.S. - roads, hydrological lines etc with flexibilities of changing symbology and labels. TIGER is a good source but it is at county level. I am running on ...
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How to display a layer's label source column?

I have a CSV layer that displays points on the map. I use one of the columns as the Label. In Print Composer I would like to display the name of the column used to generate layer Labels. Is this ...