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How to show labels in arcglobe for extruded features

I am trying to visualize lithology data in ArcGlobe, i.e, the representation of different types of soil data under the earth. This I have done properly by creating Z aware featureclass and extrusion ...
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How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?

With QGIS 2.12.2, how can I set up layer labeling to avoid placing labels where features from another layer already exist? For example, if I have a stream/river polyline layer that contains lake "...
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Keep map text inside of map layer

I have labeled a map. The problem is that the text is outside of the map in some places. Is there a way to fix this?
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Using Maplex, how do you keep labels from overlapping a non-labeled layer?

I'm working on a map of roads and rivers. For this map roads have names and rivers do not. I'd like to keep road names from overlapping the rivers. I'm working on a whole county with lots of places ...
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how do I change label color depending on feature intersection in qgis?

I have two polygon layers. Layer 1 is the coverage layer for an atlas. I would like the color of labels for layer 2 to change based on whether or not the feature overlaps with the current atlas ...
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QGIS choose contour line labels

Is it possible to select only one contour line for labelling? I have numerous labels for each line and I'll prefer to label only the main ones, such as 1000 m and 1500 m
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MapInfo .mbx labeler tool

I've recently been upgraded to MapInfo 12.5 I'm trying to trace a MapInfo .MBX tool called labeler - I've used it in the past to transfer the geographic position of current MapInfo labels to a ...
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Finding suitable font size for map scale in ArcGIS Desktop?

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.
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QGIS: How to reflect expression based label format in the composer legend

I successfully formatted a label background color based on a CASE expression (linked to the Border color property): CASE WHEN "NextStep" = 'closed' THEN color_rgb(0,0,255) ELSE color_rgb(255,0,...
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Proper method for labeling streets

Suppose we are getting a street map built from GPS records. That map would only have initially street segments (just the way Waze started), with no street names nor numbers (addresses). What would ...
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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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Road Symbol/Label issues in ArcMap?

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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Google satellite Image_Features

What is the method to close labels and features on satellite images of Google maps? NOTE: I don't want to use classic version of google map or use of history of google map. What i want to remove or ...
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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 necessarily show the location. The way I do ...
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Getting text to center in a label expression

Is there an expression that can be entered in the label expression that will force text to center? Such as the ones used to change case/replace/etc.
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Center my contour values in QGIS

In QGIS have an issue with my contour value labels being pushed to the edge of my map, instead of lining up at the center where they seem to have more space. Does anyone know why this happens for some ...
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Positioning labels in center of clipped polygons?

I am using ArcMap 10.1 and would like to label a polygon layer that i have clipped. It appears that the label is set for the geometric center of the polygon that falls outside of the clipping.
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Using “SELECT DISTINCT” in SQL Query for Labels?

Working with ArcGIS 10.2. I'm using GIS data downloaded from SHA and I'm using it to label roads. I have three different features I've selected to label (different kinds of roads). To keep it brief: I'...
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Alternatives to Maplex Labeling Engine for ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Counting number of labeled features in viewed screen of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm working in ArcGIS and I'm developing some new models which relate to labeling and now I'm testing their results. Now I want ArcGIS to give me a count of the labelled features within the current ...
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How to set position of label around a point in qgis according to a field

I'm working on a shape file in qgis (2.8.4 Wien for Mac). In this file I have several points with about ten fields. What I'm interest in is to use two of these fields to set position of the label and ...
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Statistical information in geoserver

I'm working in Geoserver and I'm developing some new model related to labeling. and now I'm testing the results. Now I want the Geoserver to give me a count of the labelled features within the ...
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Animating Text/Graphics in ArcMap

ArcScene includes the capacity to animate 3D text added to the scene, through the use of Graphics Layers. I'm able to use this to make text fade in and out as visibility of layers is changed, however ...
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Adding Values together using FindLabel (VBscript) function of ArcMap Label Expression?

I would like to add values from multiple fields in a shape file and display the result as a label This is what I'm doing currently:: if ( [SwineGesBo] + [SwineSowLt] > 0) then output = ...
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How can I set X/Y shadow offset values to 1 and -1 in the advanced text window?

I'm trying to use a label expression with ArcGIS formatting tags to create a shadow on my text. I've done everything I need except assigning a value of 1 to X offset and a value of -1 to Y offset. ...
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Creating all labels in ArcGIS Desktop?

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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Labels for Very Small Features Not Displaying

I'm labeling features in a map book (MapLogic) in ArcMap using Maplex labeling. I have the "Never Remove..." box checked within Maplex for the layers, however, some of my features that have a very ...
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Label is appearing two times for some areas. How i can solve the problem, label should be shown one time for one area

I am working with ArcGIS. In some areas of the map labels are shown twice or three times for the same name and the same area. I want to have one single label for each area.
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Where can I find base data shapefiles for whole US?

I am looking for the base layers for whole U.S. - roads, hydrological lines etc with flexibilities of changing symbology and labels. TIGER is a good source but it is at county level. I am running on ...
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QGIS Print composer Label Icon in Legend

In a legend of a map I want to label the icon with a number, just as it appears in the map. As example, I have different parcels and every parcel has a number. In the map, the parcels are labelled. In ...
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Labeling Count values from Arcgis attribute field

Today at work I was facing some challenges to Label the count values from attribute tables of the feature class. We have all the data stored in geodatabase that is server based. I wrote python code in ...
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Rule-based labelling in QGIS - problem moving labels

I have just started to use the Rule-based labeling feature in QGIS but am not able to move the labels - x and y coordinates are defined
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how to add minus sign value to label?

Using ArcMap, I've made a map with graduated colours, labeling them with the same attributes value. The colours display correctly, but the labels don't show the negative sign. For example: Red ...
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Labeling coordinate value at 4 corners of graticule in ArcGIS Desktop?

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 far.
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How to show label over markers on leaflet?

I need to show label over markers on leaflet to make it readable. How can I implement it? See the picture below label is overlay-ed by marker
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Changing label symbology in ArcPy?

I'm trying to change the default symbol (font, halo etc) for labels of a layer that I am adding to an mxd. Below is what I have so far, but the template layer font style didn't show up in the map. ...
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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights in Maplex?

When setting labels to rotate based on a field, annotation will overlap other features even if the weight is set to 1000. Does anyone know if there is a way to force it to follow both the rotation ...
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Labeling on Symbology in Table of Contents of ArcMap?

I have to recreate a map from one I have found on the internet as close as possible for an assignment and can anyone tell me if there is some way to change the labeling in the TofC? I'm doing a map ...
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Place point label perpendicular to line segment

I have a point shapefile with attributes and I want to make the label be perpendicular to a line shapefile, is this possible? Basically my points represent houses and I want the house label to show up ...
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Labelling Issue Red Matrix around Label

I use QGIS 2.12 64-Bit Version on Win7. I have a problem with red matrix wich show up around every label. I want to delete them or make them invisible. It looks like in the following screenshot Does ...
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Using advanced python label expressions on feature linked annotation classes?

I have been able to produce the labels I need in ArcMap (Desktop Advanced license TRIAL), using advanced python expressions for several labels without adding extra fields and and data to my feature ...
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Why are labels overlapping in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm not new to GIS, but just learning ArcGIS 10. I have been led to believe that the standard labeling engine doesn't allow any overlap: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/...
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Excluding certain attributes from being labeled in ArcMap?

I am using ArcMap 10.1, and i am labeling a roadway system but would like to exclude certain road labels from being displayed.
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Label placement priority in QGIS

I would like to be able to specify an order of label placement priorty in QGIS. Rather than just saying 'label in the top left', I would like to be able to say 'prefer to label top left, but if not ...
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Can I adjust the position of individual qgis labels?

I have been playing with the basic label placement settings, but I'm wondering if there's a way for me to adjust the placement of individual labels? There are a few that overlap and I'd like to be ...
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Problems with labels in QGIS 2.10

I want to label my polygons with information, and I want the labels to be in two rows - name on row 1 och volume on row 2. My problem is, that I get an extra "quare" at the end of row 1? That has ...
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Placing image inside of Label using ArcGIS Desktop?

In ArcView, can I add an image to a label? Assume I have the photograph path as an attribute.
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Using label properties/expression in ArcMap to label several ranges of numbers within feature class red?

I have about a thousand labels, some of which need to be labeled red. For example, 511-533 and 659-671 need to be labeled red, and the rest can be labeled in black. They are all part of the same field ...
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QGIS and 'Layer to labelled layer' plug-in

I'm giving a try to this plug-in and I noticed this: When you use this plug-in on a layer, it adds a lot of field in the layer table. The field LblColor has a 7 character field, but it needs a 'r,g,b' ...
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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). ...