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

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Two different ways of labeling in QGIS Layouter

I've made a map with points and labels related to those points. In one area, the points are very dense, therefore, I'd prefer to create one small scale map and in the corner a large scale map, to get ...
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How to center the labels in QGis?

I have a shapefile containing some US sections from the Public Land Survey System. I would like to display the labels in the middle of the sections. I found the "Placement" option in the "Label" ...
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Is there a way to add a “current user” label to the print composer?

Is there a way to add a current user label to the print composer in QGIS. I thought there might be something similar to the $CURRENT_DATE format available. This would be in a windows environment.
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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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Contours: Interrupt contour lines beneath a elevation number

Is there a way to interrupt a contour line beneath a elevation number? Thanks!
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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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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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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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Convert geojson labels MBR to MapInfo text object

Im using Dymo (https://github.com/migurski/Dymo/) to generate automatic point labels placement. The output of Dymo is a geojson containing MBRs of the positioned labels with the names of the labels in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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Why cant I “Add label colums to attribut table” etc. in QGIS 1.9?

Why cant I "Add label colums to attribut table" and why cant I use Letter spacing, Word spacing and so on? I have a shp-file. qgis version 1.9
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How to Convert labels to Annotation

I am a beginner in GIS (for graduate school) and am using the GIS Tutorial Basic Workbook 1 for ArcGIS10. In Chapter 1 of this text, there is a "Convert labels to annotation" section which I cannot ...
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Why can't I see some polygon labels?

I create some features of polygon. And then, I put label with labeling from tool bar. I could confirm label of few features. On the other hand, I could not see the label of another features. I try ...
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How to label a lot of nearby points?

I am currently working with a lot of points of which every point has to be labeled. I am already using the "Easy Custom Labeling" tool to move the labels and create lines to connect points with ...
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Advanced labeling formatting (centered and different sizes)

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) Thanks!
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How to Add Values together using FindLabel (VBscript) function of ArcMap Label Expression?

I'm wanting to add together values from multiple fields in shp file and display the result as a the label here's what I'm looking at right now: if ( [SwineGesBo] + [SwineSowLt] > 0) then output = ...
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How to recreate Mapinfo labels in QGIS?

I try to convert a mapinfo tab-file containing textobjects wich are positioned and rotated in mapinfo into a shapefile or something similar without loosing all information. All information is located ...
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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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How to save Custom labelling (template) so it can applied to other feature classes

Hi all I sometimes work with large NTDB datasets, and was just wondering the best way to go about saving all of my custom labeling. Is there a way I can save all of my custom label classes so I can ...
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How to Force the Showing of Labels of a Vector File in QGIS

I imported some OSM data. I then label the lines (roads) with their "name" field using the new label layering settings dialog box. When I zoom to different scale levels I find that while all the lines ...
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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 Center Text in Multiline Labels

I used wrap text on "~" and now I have two lines of text from one attribute field. Is there a way to center that and not just choosing center as the horizontal alignment? QGIS 1.8.
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Where can I find a list of valid settings for expanded data defined labeling?

I have seen this post What are valid values for "data defined" labeling settings?. Does anyone have any insight to the values within attribute tables required to satify the expanded "Data ...
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Idiots guide to expressions for QGIS

I have no formal training in GIS and have learned on the fly with ArcGIS 9.3 at work and have been dabbling with QGIS on my own time for my business. Is there any resource recommendations ingeneral ...
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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 to create vertical labels in QGIS?

How to create vertical labels (each label in new line) like: 1998 150 pipe name and not horizontal: 1998 150 pipe name
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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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Labeling from a defined string in MapBasic

I am currently working on a code to apply a variety of different changes to layers with certain attributes, I have been successful with this so far (thanks to Peter). However I now want to add a text ...
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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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Need to give same color for Points and its label

I have 10000 points, using Graduate Color I have given different color for each points in 10000. I want to give a same color for each label according to each points colors using ArcGIS. is it ...
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Have editable label locations (dynamic) on a layer on which there is query

Is it possible to have dynamic labels, set by editable x y parameters in the attribute table, on a layer which also has a query applied, in QGIS? i.e. I want to set the query and get all the ...
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How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels

ArcMap 10.1: Labels on tiles I have set up for data driven pages randomly locate around the page instead of in the centre or in the corner where I want them to be despite allowing overlapping labels ...
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Different typesets for labeling within one project

I'm searching a way to show labels with a western typeset, as well as a differnt one. In my case thats western (English/German/...) PLUS Russian, which I don't speak at all. But I'd like to be able ...
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How to use label classes, expressions, and annotations?

I've always found that when it comes to python, vector analysis, QGIS gives ArcGIS a run for its money, hell some of the qgis plugins exceed ArcGIS's performance by a few hours; however, I always have ...
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How can I prevent label text from overlapping in ArcGIS 10.1?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282990/Clipboard01%20%282%29.jpg ...
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Problems with QGIS (v 1.8.0) layer labels [closed]

I have a PostGIS (v 2.0) layer representing lakes. The attributes "chinchar" and "chintrans" contain Chinese characters and Pinyin (Roman) characters in UTF8 format. When I use Layer -> Labeling in ...
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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 do I set label to rotate with segment in QGIS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create curved labels in QGIS In MapInfo Pro I have an option to rotate a label with segment (this is nice for labeling roads for example). How do I do the same ...
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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 make labels appear in Geoserver? (WMS) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to avoid duplicate labels on each tile? I have an Annotation Shapefile. I added it into GeoServer as point Shapefile and set its label with the help of the style ...
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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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How to make labels' size relative to the map in QGIS1.8?

I want to make my labels' size changed automatically with the scale of the map,so in the menu of "Layer labeling settings",I set the Text size" in map Unit".However,the labels in the selected layer ...
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How to align labels using Label toolbar?

I'm worried I'm missing something terribly obvious here: how do you set the alignment (left / centre / right) for feature labels? I'm referring to QGIS 1.8, and using the 'Label' toolbar, rather than ...
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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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Can't find the New label tools in QGIS

I can't find the New label tools in QGIS developed by sourcepole. I'm using QGIS 1.7.4. Is it a QGIS tool or a pluggin? Thanks!
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How to label a selection of an OSM layer depending on certain tags?

I just imported original OSM data to export a pdf-map by assigning graphic attributes to the features I need. The label tool in QGIS 1.8 allows to select certain features, like I can do with the ...
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How to draw labels with line in SLD?

I want to be able to draw labels with line. How can i do this? Just like labels with line of some USA states in Google Maps, labels with red line in right : Example from Google Maps