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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mapserver MapFile label at polygons, how to say “not repeat”?

I am using Mapserver v5.6 and used MapFile with 2 layers. One layer to show polygon and other to show label at ST_PointOnSurface of the same polygon... There are another way to show unique-label at ...
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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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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
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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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Labels are not showing in a published ArcGIS Feature Service

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 to publish a feature service. The labels show on the mxd, but not on the service (on a web application or on mobile application). Do I have to create an annotation layer or am ...
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Using a field to define label font size in MapInfo?

I have a tab file of ordnance survey MasterMap data, this was obtained from a client so I have no way of re-downloading it. Usually when I have these files the text is automatically displayed ...
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Select Move Label Tool in QGIS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move labels in QGIS? I would like to manually move 6 labels but the Move Label Tool is unable to be selected. I have placed labels by selecting the layer and ...
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FindLabel not Defined

I'm trying to make an advanced label expression using the python parser and I keep getting the following error: def FindLabel ( [Direction] ): return "{}° {}' {}\"".format( ...
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How to set different label content for different scales? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to accomplish conditional labeling based on map scale and attribute in QGIS 1.7 I'd like to show different label content at different map scales. Zoomed in, I use ...
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How to accomplish conditional labeling based on map scale and attribute in QGIS 1.7

How can I label with qgis 1.7, based on attribute and scale of map? For example scale>1:1000 then label all those features whose area>100000 at font size 12 and those features whose area<99999 at ...
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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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Polygon label repeated for each tile

I'm using the standalone GeoWebCache to serv tiles from a remote GeoServer. My problem is that the polygon label is added to each one of the tiles served, instead of only once in the polygon centroid. ...
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Setting absolute label size ArcMap10

I have an architecture plan with elevation measurements. When I display the labels (Bullet Leader style), the automatic scaling moves the label on top of the background layers, obstructing them. I ...
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What's the convention for “upside down” labels?

I have line features that are to be used for labels. These lines are correctly oriented(rotated) and positioned such that text placed on them should give a good cartographic output. Compare the below ...
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ArcPy: Using lblclass expression to change font style and color

I´m trying to label features of a dataset using ArcPy and the lblclass function. While commands like "VBNewline" and "Round" work pretty well, I´m not able to change colors or font style. An ...
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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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How to rotate labels using ArcPy?

I'm writing Python code for ArcGIS using the arcpy library and now I'm experiencing a little problem with labels. In fact I'm not able to rotate them in layout via arcpy (I should rotate all labels of ...
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Remove first n characters in label using ArcGIS 10 label expression builder with VBscript

I have a planning cadastre dataset. It has the type of plan (DP, RP or SP) and then the plan number, thusly: DP123456 RP1248590000 SP3855 etc... I want to make a label in the expression builder in ...
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Avoid multiple labels geoserver styling [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Labeling Geoserver SLD I have a geoserver 2.1.x installation with SLD stylization. I have used a property to label the polygons which forms a map. But the issues is the ...
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Maplex: try different fields

Let's say, a road has the name "William-Bill-Gates-Road". If the road is too short, the label can only be abbreviated by using a dictionary in Maplex. Is it possible to make Maplex try several label ...
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ArcGIS 10: convert labels to points

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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How to simply label raster cells?

I think the title says everything but: I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the ...
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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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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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How to create curved labels in QGIS

I added an image, that explains my demand (see Schiefelsbach river). How can I do this? thanks
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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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Grid labels in ArcGIS, overlapping issues

I do have 3 grids made by Grids menu in data frame properties. I do need them to display in certain layout and also to behave accordingly to couple of rules (overlapping issues), so I can automate my ...
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How to convert shapefile labels to graphics (in ArcMap 10)?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How to add labels outside of features?

I'm trying to achieve this kind of labeling using QGIS. Apparently, it doesn't seem to be easily supported. Would you have an idea for a workaround ? I managed to have circled text using ...
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What are valid values for “data defined” labeling settings?

I'm using QGIS 1.8. I'd like to customize label features on an existing shapefile using the new label engine and it's "data defined settings" option. I'd like to know what the attribute table field ...
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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.