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Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?

Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?
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How can ArcGIS labels use a different expression if attribute is null?

I am using an expression to label features by concatenating two attributes in ArcMap. It works like this: <attribute_1>+" "+<attribute_2> Unfortunately when either attribute is Null the ...
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QQIS composer: Using bold and normal text styling in a label at the same time?

I am writing text explanations for map symbols and need to write three lines for each symbol - basically explaining the same thing in three different languages. I'd like to bold the main language - ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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How to position contour labels in Maplex above the line?

I would like to utilize the "contour placement" options of "Uphill alignment" and "Laddering" while positioning the label above the contour not over it. This does not seem to be an option under the ...
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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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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 to define leaders to a label in QGIS 2

In QGIS 1.8 and 1.9 I used a plugin called Easy Labels to develop leader lines that would be saved as a memory layer. I have not been able to replicate this with QGIS 2.0, I cant even find the Easy ...
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How to detect densely labelled areas?

I'm trying to detect densely labelled areas for a given scale like explained below. so dense labelled area is the area having high rate of overlapping labels. I'd like to detect densely labelled ...
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Moved labels in QGIS 1.8 disappear on saving vector file

From other posts I worked out how to activate the "move label" icon and was successfully able to move a number of labels into the positions I wanted. However when I untoggle the "edit" function for ...
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Labels aren't showing up when I convert from .mxd to .kml

I've been trying to convert a map from .mxd to .kml for google earth. The map has municipalities labeled as well as train stations. When I save it and open it in Google Earth, only the train station ...
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How to display intersecting roads and create multiple labels for long roads in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and I am using Qgis 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one please tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the ...
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How to get labels to diplay in Google Earth after saving to KML?

When saving a QGIS layer as kml, is it possible to have labels be displayed when opened in Google Earth?
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Where can I set the BufferColor property for labels in QGIS?

The accepted answer to this question suggests that the buffer color can be set as a data defined label property. However, in the Layer Properties > Labels > Advanced tab, the only options I can see ...
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FindLabel not Defined

I'm trying to make an advanced label expression using the python parser and I keep getting the following error: def FindLabel ( [Direction] ): return "{}° {}' {}\"".format( ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Data defined label alignment option greyed out on new Quantum GIS Dufour

I am trying to customise the positioning of labels in relation to points in a vector file layer in the new QGIS 2.0. In QGIS 1.8 I was able to enter two customised X/Y columns in the attribute ...
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Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels?

Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels? I have a layer with a large geographical extent, which means a hell of a lot of labels. Many of them collide and it looks really bad. Is ...
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How to avoid cutting labels along the map border?

I am labeling areas on a map (for example, forest (coniferous, deciduous trees), swampland, and so on). A cartographer has criticized it because labels which extend beyond the boundaries of the ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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Looking for a way to change the default shape file label in ArcGIS 10

Is there a way to change ArcGIS's default shapefile label Font: Aerial Size: 8 to something we are using over and over again? As shown in attached screen shot, i'd like to include a label expression ...
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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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How to customize label color in QGIS: Data defined label settings? Expressions? Both? What are the steps?

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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Is there a no point symbology option in ArcGIS?

I'm sure it exists, but is there a way to set a point layer to have no symbology. This works best for cities as you just want to display the name, and not necesserily show the location. The way I do ...
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km2 or sqkm - which is more correct?

What is more correct, km2 or sqkm? I'd prefer to use km with a superscript 2, but it's not always possible to format text that way so I was just wondering if there is a convention that should be ...
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When labelling polygons, not all labels are displayed - QGIS 1.7.0

I am trying to create a simple map of Mexico showing the state polygons and their label. The state shapefile is from here, and the specific file is the first one from the top (Áreas Geoestadísticas ...
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How to label features in QGIS using SQL statement?

In QGIS, I can't seem to find a way to define the features that I want to label using a SQL query? Is this possible? For example, I downloaded the OSM Natural shapefiles, and a lot of those features ...
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Why does QGIS show too many labels per feature?

When i check to label polygon feature, one out of a total five polygons shows like 10 labels on top of it. That particular polygon is only one polygon, represented by one row in the table, so i dont ...
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Removing 0 values when labelling an integer field

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however I am a bit stuck on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have three fields which I would like to display in a stacked label i.e. on three lines. ...
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How does manual Label Placement in QGIS 1.9 work?

There are a bunch of questions here related to labeling in QGIS, but it's not clear which version they are referring to, and I know this is something that has changed recently. Hopefully it makes ...
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Is there an option to remove duplicate polygon labels in QGIS?

I would like to know if there is an option in QGIS labeling engine which would remove all the duplicate labels. My polygon layer contains a few features with same name. So when labeled it becomes a ...
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Attribute Query for First/Last record and every nth inbetween

I have a feature class with over 5000 points. There are too many to label so I would like to be able to grab the first, the last and every 30th or 50th in between.
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Labels with white (or other color) background

I tried to give my labels somekind of box and a backgroundcolor (or boxcolor) in QGIS, but i couldnt find the right option. My labels are not readable because my layers are too dark. I found offset ...
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How can I label edges of polygons?

How would I label polygon features, such as Counties, by its edge in ArcMap 10.1. This is similar to what one might find in a street atlas. For instance, have there are two counties (Lamb and ...
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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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Can you create labels based on an attribute field in a shapefile with Arcpy?

I was curious if anyone knew how to access the ArcGIS label engine with arcpy? I want to be able to label point features on my map in a python loop.
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Labeling coordinate value at 4 corners of graticule in arcgis

Hello all Is it possible to label automatically lat/long values at 4 corners: upper left, upper right, lower left, lower right of the graticule in Arcgis (10)? I have not found the way to do that so ...
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How do I set labels to not be one over the other?

In certain zoom I see many city labels "written" on each other. I know there is a feature that set to auto hide labels that override each other ( and I'm not talking about rendering from specific ...
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Remove first n characters in label using ArcGIS 10 label expression builder with VBscript

I have a planning cadastre dataset. It has the type of plan (DP, RP or SP) and then the plan number, thusly: DP123456 RP1248590000 SP3855 etc... I want to make a label in the expression builder in ...
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How to create multiline labels in QGIS?

How can I apply Multiline label option in the label property.Name field contains a lengthy name. I want to wrap it. How can I do it? please help me. My QGIS version is 1.8
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How to label a dynamic KML file in OpenLayers?

How can I display labels for features in a KML file on an OpenLayers map. I was thinking of using popup messages, but labels are more attractive and eye-catching. I want to replicate the labeling ...
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ArcGIS: Place all labels on a map non overlapped

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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How to create halo for a text in the composer

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Thank you
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Multiple labels in QGIS [duplicate]

Is it possible to show 2 or more labels for 1 layer? For example - 1 label will show the name of a school and the 2nd label with show the number of students? I wanT to avoid having 2 layers - one for ...
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How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS? Everything I try leads to only one of the 2 coordinates (lat or lon) to be labeled. I cannot get both labeled at the same time.
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Is there a way to turn on labels with ModelBuilder?

I have a model that creates a feature class and adds it to the map. The properties of the feature class reference a layer file for the symbology. However, I can't seem to find a good way to pass the ...
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Is it possible to label the start and end of a line in MapServer?

I would like to be able to have the upstream invert at the top of the main and the downstream at the bottom. <---Down Label---------------------------------------------Up Label--->
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Mapserver: labels and tiles

I'm developing map with Mapserver to be rendered in tiles and testing output with Ka-map. Most of the time labels split on two tiles are matching, but sometimes they're not. I configured Ka-Map like ...
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How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator?

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator? QGIS 1.8 Thanks.