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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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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 combine two string replace functions in one expression?

I would like to change some of my street labels like "Musterstraße" into "Musterstr." or "Muster Straße" into "Muster Str." I already did that for the first case: replace("name", 'straße', 'str.') ...
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Labeling only points that ends with the number 5 in QGIS

I have a shape file with points at evenly spaced intervals, the table has the following fields: Name is up to 32 characters of text. it is currently populated with an eight digit number. Point_No ...
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Turning off labels that have null values in ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I turn off labels that have null values? I am using a leader with this label but I want it turned off if the values are null
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How to display label in symbol in ArcGIS?

As you see on the map below, there are labels in circle coloured symbols. How can I show them in this format in ArcGIS? If you look at the legend of this map it shows the different categories with ...
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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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Stacking labels in ArcMap 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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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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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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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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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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Python labeling expression using numeric field not working

I'm trying to label parcels from a shapefile in the Python expression below in ArcGIS 10.2. All parcels should be labeled with the last 8 characters of their [PARCEL_NUM], and parcels 10 acres or ...
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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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Rotating Layout View and Labels in ArcMap?

I have a question if you are able to, upon rotating the map, is there a way to do the same with the labels? If so, how? Also, besides using the "Rotate Data Frame" to rotate the Layout View, which ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...
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Using if/elif for passing null values to Python of label expression in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am trying to pass the Null values in label expression in advance python section. I have this code and it's not working. Note that all my values in [TX_SECT] and [ABSTRACT] are numbers. def ...
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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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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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ArcObjects add halo to label

I would like to add a white halo to labels using arcobjects. I think I need to reference the IFormattedTextSymbol interface, but I'm not sure how to implement this into my current code (see below). ...
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SQL Query in arcmap

I have a BUILDING.SHP and in the attribute table, it has several names and some of the attributes are "STOR" and "MULTIPLE-STOREY CAR PARK" like image below. In my map, I don't want label the ...
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Why are there no line breaks in my labels even though I added \n?

I'm having an issue with creating multi-line labels in QGIS. I believe I have the syntax right in the label expression because the output preview looks correct. However, on the map, everything ...
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Show categories in QGIS

I have a .csv file pointing at coordinates. It is a large file that is edited often. In it, I have three groups of data (say A, B, and C). Within each group there are a number of Names, and each ...
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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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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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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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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 do I make curved labels for polygons in QGIS 2.6.1?

I have been able to find answers on how to do this in older versions of QGIS, but can't seem to come across anything that deals with the latest installment. I need a way to make labels curve to ...
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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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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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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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Conditional formatting for Advanced Label Expression in ArcMap

I am trying to do some conditional formatting in order to highlight specific criteria. The main error I keep getting is that there are no features found. I've done a simple label with the exact same ...
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adding line breaks to labels in ArcGIS Online

I'm using the new labeling functionality in ArcGIS Online. My question is how do I add a line break to the label if I want to use more than one field?
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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 will show the number of students? They should be completly different labels. ...
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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.
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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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Moving cartographic representation of labels in ArcMap?

Cartographic representation in ArcMap is a nice way to temporary change geometry of features, so you can make adjustments just for map making. In my mapping project I need to move some point features ...
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How can I display “related” data in a polygon label?

I have the classic situation with ownership parcels where a single polygon has numerous owners. I have related the parcel shapefile with an owner table in my database but for the life of me I can't ...
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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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Is it possible to mix italic and normal font in a label?

I have concatenate the values of two field like "BYKV_BTYP" || '/' || "FFH" Is it possible to draw the value of the column "FFH" in italic if it is not empty and the value of "BYKV_BTYP" ...
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How to place labels under a vector layer?

I want to place the labeling under a layer. In QGIS 2.2 apparently the label appears automatically at the top. Can someone help me. (see attachment) example:
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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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How to make a different font and color of text in labels?

Is it possible to make a bold or italic, and change the color of individual words Label? Example: the first line is bold in red text, font 12, second row 10 green italic font
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Add labels to points in OpenLayers

I have a Layer: pointLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Point Layer", { strategies: [strategy], styleMap: new OpenLayers.StyleMap({ "default": { ...
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Is there a way to force leader lines to polyline centroids in ArcGIS Desktop 10?

I'm making a pretty standardized set of maps that include alphabetical labels for specific stream segments. As it stands, all my label leader lines snap to the downstream end of my polylines. My ...