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QGIS custom labeling by clicking on polyline (and polygon)

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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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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qgis2 - hide a layer (or its labels) when another layer is coincident?

I have two road layers - one is a subset of the other, so, there's a lot of overlap. When they are coincident, I see labels from both layers. The 'lower' layer is the thin line road in the SW ...
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Can't seem to move labels manually in QGIS, 1.80 [closed]

Trying to move labels manually in QGIS. I am having the same problem when adding x,y to the attribute table. I picked (Type Decimal Number (real)), it's the only one out of the 3 choices that has ...
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How to show just some labels based on feature intersection of layers?

I'm trying to use "expression based" labeling in QGIS, but I'm stuck with a particular case. I managed to use it for a project with the help of other topics and FAQ but I'm not skilled enough to ...
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ArcGIS key numbering labels for every feature in one layer

I would like to use key numbering when labeling specific layer. But the tricky thing is I want to label every feature in this way. By default, key numbering is last option in Strategy order (source). ...
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Lower the level of a label in QGIS

I am finding when I use label vector lines using the newer labeling tool that the labels always appear on top of the lines of that layer. And they appear on top of all other layers in my project. Is ...
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How to draw parallel or curved labels for OSM data in QGIS?

I'm trying to recreate a Google style map using OpenStreetMap data and QGIS. I've been following underdarks many wonderful guides but am getting stuck at the labels. The OSM data was taken from ...
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Is there a way to prevent labels from being on top of everything else?

I'm having a problem in QGIS 1.7.4. The labels I have produced for one layer are overlapping an entirely different layer that has a higher precedence. This should not happen. Am I doing something ...
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Is there a way to export labels in QGIS?

I've used the v2 labeling engine to place some nice looking road labels. Now I'd like to export those labels as a point shapefile for use in another program. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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How to display features only if labels are displayed?

In my maps there are several point layers, and each layer has a different labelling rule and priority. Sometime the point density is too high and the labelling engine is not displaying some labels, ...
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Label Style is converting decimal String names to Number

The feature.attributes.fid returns a String value like "9.3210". But on the map, this value is being converted to some number type and on map is showing the value 9.321 (without the 0). var ...
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NASA WorldWind : PointPlacemark label is not hidden by the terrain

I am facing this problem where the label for the pointplacemark using the NASA worldwind API is not hidden behind terrain. The symbol hides but the label doesn't. It uses javax.media.opengl.GL and ...
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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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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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Multiple text formats in a qgis label

Is there any way to have multiple text formats in a single qgis label? I am making a map that shows mountain summits. Many of these summits have more than one name and I would like to show each name ...
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SLD - disable follow line

I have a simple SLD style using in GeoServer v2.3.0 and testing in uDig. I have a interstate symbol that I do not want the label symbol to follow the line. I thought if I set: <sld:VendorOption ...
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labeling roads / routes in KML [closed]

According to this post in 2008 and others (older), there is no KML way to leverage the "labels to path" algorithms that Google Earth / Maps uses to put road names on the roads themselves. Is this ...
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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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How to rotate text in ArcGIS by any chosen number of degrees?

I want to add a textline to my map and rotate it by about 160 degrees, but when right-clicking the element and selecting rotate/flip there is only the option to rotate by 90 degrees (100 US degrees). ...
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Python Label Expression: Only show text after a particular symbol

I have a bunch of point data that needs labeling. However the attribute used for labeling is more complex than is needed in the map. Example of the attribute field for labeling: 15/8-9a, 001/15-2 ...
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Which labelling tool/engine in QGIS will be supported in the long term?

Why does QGIS appear to have two labelling tools? (Note this is not new and old symbology, but that...) there are two different GUIs, one in the toolbar (which gives the Data Defined Settings option) ...
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different labels at various scales

I have a locality layer of neighborhoods and suburbs from a spatialite database. How do I label this single layer with the neighborhood name at a lower scales, but as I zoom out, I would like the town ...
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What's wrong with my expression to control label colors?

I am struggling to alter the label colours according to field values (as strings) in the attributes table. In my mind what I want is: If the string in column X = 'Proposed' Then label the point ...
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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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Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
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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 place labels on multi-geometries in QGIS?

I need to put a label value on each geometry, so I do not need to locate the label on the (or near to) centroid. I use QGIS 2.6 on windows 7 Most ot the records has only one geometry linked to, but ...
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How to format labels with leading zeroes?

I'm trying to display a number next to a symbol in QGIS 2.0.1 - The numbers are from an integer-field in a postgresql database. The goal is that single digit numbers get a leading 0. Examples: 12 ...
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(How) Can I define my own placement settings for labels?

Is it possible to define my own Placement settings for my labels? The predefined ones are not bad, but I would need a few more of my own design. How can I accomplish that?
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Why do my map labels disappear when publishing as a service on ArcGIS server?

I am developing a map service, rather basic, with some polygons and labels. Surprisingly, when I deploy this service on the production server, the labels disappear (see here). I have a second local ...
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Label callouts in QGIS

Has anyone been using callout labelling with QGIS, either trunk or stable? Used for clustered points. That means the point stays where it is, the label maybe moved if required and a leader (plain or ...
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How do I force the label to display above the lines

How do I force the label to stand out above the red lines to make the label more readable ? Here is the sample of the image
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How to label GeoJSON polygons?

I'm using Leaflet combined with GeoJSON features. Is there a way to label GeoJSON features (in this case - polygons)? It should get labels from feature.properties.name This is my code where I ...
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displaying combined data values in ArcMap

I got some data in an attributes table and I would like to know how I can combine them in order to get an unique value in the map. For instance, Attribute: Type Value: Street Those values I ...
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Labeling points on ArcGIS 9.3

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS 9.3. now i need to label all of them numerically, is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attrubute table ...
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Text layer styling in GeoServer?

I am wondering what is the best approach to use for text layers in GeoServer. AFAIK, there is no text layer in GeoServer. But in many occassions we need to use text layers and not simply label for ...
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How can I update the label of a Polygon Vector after it has been drawn?

I am quite new to OpenLayers. Right now, I have a polygon vector with some styling applied and a label. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); style.pointRadius ...
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How to save Custom labelling (template) so it can applied to other feature classes?

I sometimes work with large NTDB datasets, and was just wondering the best way to go about saving all of my custom labelling. Is there a way I can save all of my custom label classes so I can apply ...
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ArcGis label last vertex Z value

Is it possible to label a feature in ArcMap using geometry values? In this instance I want to label features (polylines) with the Live Z value of the last vertex obtained from the Shape. However ...
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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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Rearranging labels in screen to avoid overlapping

I have a map, with some icon over it. Every icon has a label next to it. When icons overlaps, labels are overlapped too. In this case, I want to move labels so they don't overlap anymore, with a line ...
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Single tiled Mapserver WMS to avoid Labels and features cut along tile borders and repeated labels

I am using Mapserver-wms-openlayers for publishing maps. But there are some issues came across related to duplicate labeling for same feature in adjacent tiles, unwanted breaks in line features along ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the ...
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How to Use Label Expression with Text Formatting Tags

I am using a Label Expression to label a parcel layer. The expression is: "<FNT name=""Arial"" size=""12"">" & [Owners_Nam] & "</FNT>" This works correctly for some labels, but ...
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how to use “data defined override” in qgis 2.0?

How can I use the new "data defined override"-funktion in qgis 2.0? I did not find any further information about it in the handbook an somewere else. I want to label my layer with different front ...
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ArcMap: Help with FindLabel funtion

I'm starting to work with the advanced findlabel function in ArcMap label expression editor. I will say I'm a complete novice at this up front. Here is what I have so far: Function FindLabel ( ...
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Are features of new labelling tool available to control via Python API?

I am writing a plugin using Python and currently using methods that set the label similar to those seen under Layer Properties. Some of the features under the new labelling engine available on the ...
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How do I make text show up on top of Markers using Carto in TileMill

I'm attempting to place intersection markers on a trail map. Each intersection has a number. I can't seem to get the text show up above the marker. If I use the opacity, I can see the text is ...
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Add a label to a mouse pointer

I am drawing a bearing line using a line with max vertices of 2, I have the calculations for figuring out the actual bearing from the lat lon of the original point and the mouse latlon I want to ...