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

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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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Print Composer rotates map and labels stay unrotated using QGIS 2.8.3

I have seen these questions regarding label rotation and map rotation via the print composer. One of them explains that the labels are rotated with the map, which I am looking for but am unable to get ...
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Unable to see few polygon labels

I am working on polygon shape file and I want to display all the labels in the map. But, I am unable to see the labels of few polygons. I checked my geometry, I almost tried every single permutation ...
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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say). I am talking about data view, and what I mean is that if I'm zooming into a city, ...
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Labeling MSSQL-Layer in QGIS 2.14

I am using QGIS 2.14 and have problems with labeling a layer. My layer is a MSSQL-Layer (from a GIS-Server) and the fieldtype I am using for labeling is a Sting (typename is nvarchar).If the string ...
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Label highways in ArcMap? [closed]

Is the labeling toolbar the correct tool to use in ArcMap for labeling highways? I am trying to label interstates and am not having success. I am trying to create a text box or label to place on the ...
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OS StreetView SO

Is it possible to remove or hide the road names that are shown using the StreetView plugin? Therefore all I want to see are the actual roads but no names/labels etc. Can this possibly be done? I am ...
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Rule-based labeling and the Data defined placement options are not working together (QGIS 2.12, 2.14)

After setting "Rule-based labeling" to my layer (new feature since QGIS 2.12), my data defined labeling is not working any more (see labeling tools on the right side): Going back to "Show labels ...
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How to create a label combining different font sizes or types?

I would like to place the elevation-number of a point in a different front size and centred under its name: Is that possible? (That is my actual labeling: label || '\n' || elevation)
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Colliding labels for point features in QGIS

I have a layer (point features) containing various points of interest (POIs), some of them have the exact same location. I would like to map these POIs and add a label showing their names. However, ...
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ArcGIS Issue with Python wildcard in Label Expression?

Here is my current expression: def FindLabel ( [FULL_NAME] ): fn = [FULL_NAME] if "COUNTY ROAD" in fn: return "CR " + fn[11:] elif "% COUNTY ROAD" in fn: return fn[:1] + "CR" + fn[13:] else: ...
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Symbols Appear Different in Size

I have two Interstate labels on my map which appear to be different sizes even though they are the same font size and have the same marker text background size. The labels have been converted into ...
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Changing rotation for each data driven page dynamically? [duplicate]

I have a .mxd using data driven pages. In the .mxd there is a shape containing foto locations displayed with an arrow. At the top of the arrow there is a label containing the foto id visualized, the ...
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Move label in QGIS?

I cannot figure it out to move Labels in an QGis-Layer. I added two columns (x,y) and set these columns as Data-defined-Position in the layer-properties as descriped in some (older) threads (e.g. How ...
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Polygon won't label out beyond 1:150,000

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a polygon that won't label zoomed out beyond 1:150,000. I am using the Maplex Label Engine. When I switch the Date Frame to the Standard Label Engine the label shows. ...
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How to move label in ArcGIS?

I am trying to move a label's position in order to show the blue polygon as pictured below. The label crosses other polygons (the blue polygon) that I must present in the map. The label is part of ...
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Mapserver label background colour

I'm a totally newbie in Mapserver. I'm using mapserver 6.0.3. I have managed to label some lines but I cannot create a background colour for the labels. Using QGIS 2.10 I got something near to what ...
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Leader lines in SLD

I have point type shapefile and I want to create leader lines connecting labels with features in Styled Layer Descriptor. I spent significant amount of time searching for examples, tips etc., but I ...
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Create polygon label on both sides of polyline overlaping polygon

The image below represents areas which are as a final product exported to PDF as individual PDF's cut on the black line. The labels are created in a usual way. I need to generate labels and after ...
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labeling every line segment

I am trying to label a line which contains 431 segments. I need to label each segment with a simple GIS_ID number. When I label the segments, many go unlabeled. Is there any way I can label all 431 ...
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Labeling Grid Index Features according to location in another Grid?

I am trying to create a product using Arc in which one Grid Index is subdivided into a smaller Grid Index. Creating the two grids is no problem, however the automatic naming convention is not ideal ...
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ESRI Javasacript API Legend digit: Modify Layer Names

I am using the ESRI Javascript API Legend Digit in a map application and I would like to alter the display names as they appear in the legend. I'm accessing map services with cryptic names like ...
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Changing orientation of all text labels at once?

I rotated my extent -45 degree to make it look better. Problem is all the labels that I converted to graphics so I could rearrange them are also at -45 degrees. Any way to change that easily?
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Clustered labeling in Mapinfo

I need to create a query where if a property with the same lotplan has the same address it is only displayed once. In case 1 we have the same lotplan and I want it to just show 32 once. In case 2 ...
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If-then expression in Mapinfo label expressions

Firstly this is similar to If-Then Label Expression BUT I need this for Mapinfo. So I want to do the following in Mapinfo in the label expression box in ver 12. if RuralAdd='R': address=St_No + " ; ...
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Search for string and only display characters before it in Mapinfo label expressions

So I have a property table that has addresses like below. 12 Andrews CL, Pxxx 1/12 Andrews CL, Pxxx 2/31 Macrossan ST, Pxxx 2/7-11 Barrier ST, Pxxx I need to only show 12 1/12 2/31 2/7-11 Can ...
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Labeling each polygon based on the number of points inside it using Python

I have a parcel layer and a trees layer, I want to label each parcel with the number of trees it contains and the sum of DBH. I wrote a script that calculates this and it works stand-alone, but I ...
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CartoDB: How to generate automatic labels and then move those labels around the map

I'm working with CartoDB and hoping to automatically generate labels that can then be moved around the map. I'm able to generate the labels, but it won't let me edit their placement.
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Preventing label text from overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: Placement is curved. [Try horizontal position first box ...
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Create a stacked Python label expression in ArcGIS for Desktop 10.3

I have a number of polygons representing exploration licences and a series of attributes including licence name, operator, partners and associated interests (%) within each licence. I am trying to ...
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Troubleshooting VBScript for labeling in ArcMap?

I am trying to add FIPS codes to my county name labels and want to add either one or two zeros to the number unless it is over 100. i'm hoping someone can find the error in my code: Function ...
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How to assign elevation values to contours derived from a raster elevation file

I extracted contours from a raster elevation file (SRTM). The contour layer does not contain elevation values. How can I use qgis to assign elevation values to the contour layer? Is there a better ...
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Why do I need to use labelling when setting fill colour with a python expression in QGIS?

I'm having problems using a Python function in the expression editor to style a polygon fill in QGIS. I'm trying to use a random colour scheme. However, I need to do this over a series of different ...
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Geoserver dxf plugin - How to export attributes labels?

I'm trying to export from Geoserver a set of layers with WFS request and dxf plugin for dxf conversion. There is an option withattributes:true that I have added for each vector layer a ...
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Python Labeling using dictionary not printing all values

I am labeling manhole inverts using python and ArcMap 10.3. When I use a dictionary to control the label order some manholes don't print all of the inverts while other manholes do. I can post field ...
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Maplex Label Expression in Python Parser of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using a python code in ArcGIS to define the size of the labels of a point feature class. Therefore I am using a label expression (Maplex). The label size of the TEXTSTRING (string) should be ...
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How to add label to QgsVectorLayer by Python

my goal is to define label programmaticly for the case similar for the figure below: But didn't find any guidance how to do so using Python. I have a feeling it could be done using QgsLabel but ...
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Python not appearing as option for parser in label expression dialog of ArcGIS Desktop 10.0?

I have ArcMap 10.0 and python is not appearing as a parser option in the label expression dialog box, only VBScript and JScript. Python is installed and the python window works fine. Any idea how I ...
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Extract Labels (city names, state names) with shapefiles using QGIS

I want to extract shapefiles with labels on it using QGIS but labels cannot be extracted along with shapefiles. Here's the image: I want this as my output after extraction: How to do something ...
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VBscript to not include empty fields

I am trying to create a label in arcgis with about 30 columns with this basic VBscript: [field1] & vbnewline & [field2] & vbnewline &[field3] & vbnewline... ETC How can I make ...
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How to use interacting PostgreSQL/PostGIS triggers in QGIS to create multiple labels on polygons?

EDIT: The trigger functions posted are well done but there are still a few issues. I've uploaded two screen recordings: http://workupload.com/file/ygRnYtp9 http://workupload.com/file/OBY7i9Fh I ...
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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 to Avoid that Label Covers Icon?

I'm trying to render both house numbers and icons for sirens on a map in QGIS. Now I have added two layers with siren nodes and building outlines, the siren layer being above the buildings. In the ...
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Using ESRI character font (“Environmental & Icons”) with formatting tag in layout text box

I am attempting to use a character from the ESRI Environmental & Icons font collection (A bird in particular). I went into my character map tool and found the one I want (symbol right ...
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Halo shifting on text elements after exporting

I am experiencing a bug, where the halo around text labels is shifted (in a random direction) upon exporting to any file format at any dpi in ArcMap. I know this has been asked before and is a know ...
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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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Adding label in the group animation

Does anyone have experience on adding labels on the group animation in ArcMap 10? I have 10 raster layer in a group layer. I wish to show the raster layer name as a label during the animation. I ...
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Increase Line Spacing between Key Numbering Items

I am using ArcMap 10.3 and labeling parcel features by using the Key Numbering option. The key numbering list items appear too close together and overlap. I want to have more vertical space between ...
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Repeat annotation labels for same feature on different data driven pages

I have an mxd with 29 data driven pages all at the same scale. I have the need to label hundreds of polygon features, so I converted the labels to annotation (stored in geodatabase and feature-linked) ...