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

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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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Automating an ArcGIS Project that is a display of map

I'm relatively new to GIS and looking to automate a project. I have my 'base map' created in ArcGIS, but now need to create several hundred more so looking for an automated method to accomplish this. ...
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How to label only some places instead of all?

How do I turn of some place names, or rather turn on some places names but not the rest. How do I turn of or hide that? [s]I also get a red cross under the place names which I dont like to see. How do ...
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Do Label Expressions Slow Down Drawing Speed?

Further to my earlier question about using different fonts on the same PC, I am wondering if label expressions would slow down drawing speed for a MXD? Here is my label expression: def FindLabel ( ...
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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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Not all labels created in ArcGIS

I have a set of polygons in ArcGIS 10, which I want to label. Despite setting the Unplaced label icon to "on" and using an expression for the label (so that all objects should be labelled), not all ...
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How to accomplish conditional labeling based on map scale and attribute in QGIS 1.7

How can I label with qgis 1.7, based on attribute and scale of map? For example scale>1:1000 then label all those features whose area>100000 at font size 12 and those features whose area<99999 at ...
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How to create multipe labels on polygons?

Is there any tool or function to create muliple labels on polygons? Edit: Meanwhile I've created a point layer for label placement using the refFunctions plugin. geomwithin('polygon', 'label') ...
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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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Advanced python labeling in ArcMap - working with null values

I'm trying to label certain features using a specific field (osm_name_58_en). However, when this field is null, I want to label the feature with (som_english_32_name). If both are null then I want ...
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How to create curved labels in QGIS

I added an image, that explains my demand (see Schiefelsbach river). How can I do this? thanks
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Slow Labeling in ArcMap 10 (ArcView License)

We recently updated most of our users to ArcGIS10. One of my users is having an issue with incredibly slow labeling in ArcMap. The shapefile geometry displays right away, but the labels take minutes ...
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Are there any good alternatives to the Maplex (ESRI) labeling engine?

I am running ArcGIS 10 (ArcView) with the standard labeling engine. I am very familiar with Maplex and have used it in the past but it still lacked the "feature-linked" functionality given the type of ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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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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How do I automate custom edge labels for township range in ArcGIS 10?

I need to label township ranges along the side and top of my map, respectively. I know the grid in the frame properties is a way to label the edges with lat/lon. I Think there is a way to do the same ...
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How to fix label texts when exporting .mxd to pdf?

I have exported an .mxd to pdf but once I open the pdf, most of my text labels are mis-represented (altered in someway). This is the first time I've had this issue. - What I did when creating the map ...
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Converting labels to points using ArcGIS Desktop?

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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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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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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Multiple labels for 1 point

I have map points for schools in a district. I want to label the map ID and the name of the school on the map. I have the map ID labeled within the point symbol but I want the school name outside of ...
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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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How to create label with variable size in ArcMap?

I'd like to create a circle label in ArcMap in the middle of each Polygon feature in my map document to shows the value of a particular attribute associated with that feature (like number of available ...
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Openlayers renderer in IE8 - Labels not visible

I copied the source code of http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html. This url works just fine in IE8. I put the html page as it is in the webfolder in our network. I opened ...
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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 to make QGIS abbreviate labels with a dictionary?

I'm trying to use qgis "expression dialog" for labeling a layer. What I'm looking for is an expression that permits to apply some abbreviation rules on the layer. For now i'm using this CASE WHEN ...
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Is it possible to position QGIS labels by clicking on polylines (and polygons)?

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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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 will show the number of students? They should be completly different labels. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

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 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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QGIS 2.2: prevent labels being cut off / clipped at edge of map

I've read a few other issues about trying to prevent labels from rendering if they run off the edge of the map canvas. This is particularly a problem in Composer, where I get lots of country labels ...
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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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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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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 “Never Remove” labels in Maplex?

The out-of-the-box labeling engine does a fine job with forcing all labels to display despite of overlap. The same cannot be said of Maplex. I have a polygon layer obtained from the Ontario ...
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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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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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How to show labels for all polygons in a layer, even with 'NULL' values?

I have a polygon layer which contain information on property name, number of trees within the polygon, average height, and min- and max height values. My problem is, I want to label each polygon with ...
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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 ...