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

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How to place labels at the boundary of the current map extent

I have a layer of reference grid lines on top of several map layers. The grid lines should be labeled with coordinate values: vertical grid lines with x-values and horizontal lines with y-values. The ...
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Check that a Variable is NOT Equal to Multiple Values

I am trying to use a check a field against several values (eg: [Name] != 'NONE', and [Name] != 'N/A'). This is for the label expression builder within ArcGIS and I am using it eliminate label for ...
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Labelling all features in ArcMap?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2. I have a shapefile with line features which I labeled with some vb code. The problem is when I zoom out there are labels that disappear, I have around 4000 features but ...
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Maplex not placing labels in area that appears to be available?

I am trying to get ArcMap 10.2.2 to place my labels where I want them using the MapLex label engine. I want to stop the labels from both overlapping other features in the same layer, and overlapping a ...
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Is label offset only possible in PCS?

I'm working with ArcGis 10 and I need to show the name of the streets along the street line. I want to increase the distance of the label from the line and I saw in the Label Tab I can control this by ...
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Is there any way to mass rename or import field names in Labels in Symbology?

I need to load an .avl that sets the symbology for me, but I also need to give the unique values their name, which is not what the Symbology->Category->Value Field uses, but another field in that ...
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How to apply symbology to raster and keep labels?

I am using Arcgis and I have this layer file with a specific stretched color ramp and custom High and Low labels. Whenever I apply symbology to any raster (I am doing a batch apply symb with arcpy ...
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Connect a point geometry with a graphics label on a map

I am creating a map with traffic signals in a city. Creating a point layer and adding my symbols as SVG mark is appropriate for 90%. But some signals explain alternativ routes used during events. ...
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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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EasyCustomLabel in QGIS do not resize the labels

I use EasyCustomLabel to move some labels, but if I try to change the dimensions of the chars I cannot view any changes, both in the work and in the printing sheets. I use QGIS 2.6.1.
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Overlay briefly has incorrect position in OpenLayers

I have an OpenLayers map with a number of points on the map. Some of those points are labeled via an ol.Overlay. Every 10 seconds, I call to the server and ask if the location of that point has ...
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Callout labels and Maps

I'm trying to create a set of labels that are callouts that I can move, manipulate and position around the edges of my map but is also tied to the attribute table data. Is there an extension or way ...
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Shape Files and adding Label Data

Introduction: I'm still fairly new to GIS and have only had about 3 weeks experience. I set up an OSM server locally with .osm.pbf data and it worked just fine. When I pulled the map in the browser, ...
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Stacking label boxes in ArcMap label expression

Is there a way to automate getting a seperate text box for two different field names in the label expression in Arcmap? Right now I have both fieldnames stacked in the same box. Without having to ...
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Placing a label based on a point's location within a polygon

I have a polygon dataset and a point data set with occupants. I need to label the occupants of the house within the polygon and need the label to show up on the side associated with its polygon. ...
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

I have a polyline layer with the labels placed offset with a leader line going to the middle of the polyline. Is there some way to have a leader line go from the end of the line to the label then back ...
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Single Image WMS in Geoserver to clear duplicate labels

I have set up Geoserver with PostgreSQL/PostGIS as database. Imported a country boundary shapefile into the database and published as WMS. The data has got the Country name attribute in the "label" ...
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Leaflet.label and MarkerCluster problem with zoom dependent add/remove layers

Here's the setup: I have a leaflet map with point data, to which I have applied leaflet.label and leaflet.markercluster. I add the clustered point data at a particular zoom level (code below). All ...
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Reserved Ampersand Character in Label Expression of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have this code which works... def FindLabel ([NUMBERNAME], [NUMBER], [BLOCK], [SURNUM]): lineone = "A:"+ [NUMBER] absName = "<CLR red='255'><FNT size = '14'>" + [NUMBERNAME] ...
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How to create a zoomed in portion of a map in print composer?

I posted a question yesterday about troubles I was having with labeling (which are still plaguing me), but it hit me today that it would probably be easier for me to just create zoomed in sections of ...
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Using label expression to label highway with last group of numbers in field

I'm using Tiger road files and I want to label the highways with their shield number. Tiger has an inconsistent naming convention for road features; I am specifically concerned with the highways. I ...
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How to create dynamic leader lines?

I'm trying to create dynamic leader lines by using a PostGIS view in addition to the QGIS „Move Label“ tool. CREATE VIEW leader_line AS SELECT gid, ST_MakeLine(geom, ...
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QGIS: Labels shifting to different locations after I save from the attribute table

I just started working with QGIS, and I'm having a problem with my labels. I have figured out how to manually move labels for the points on my map (thanks to this forum!)--I have edited the attribute ...
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How to create multipe labels on polygons?

Is there any tool or function to create muliple labels on polygons? Edit: Meanwhile I've created a point layer for label placement using the refFunctions plugin. geomwithin('polygon', 'label') ...
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Rotating labels in QGIS 2.8.2

I have a question concerning label placement in QGIS. I'd like to rotate every label by 180°. Therefore, I set the rotation value to 180 (I've tried different ones as well as different variable types) ...
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How to split name in label so only first two words appear?

The labels for my feature SSA_NAME are approximately 5 words long. I would like to shorten the labels to only 2 words. Every time I try a different code I receive either an error message or my layer ...
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Easy Custom Labeling tool: How do I remove label arrows?

I am labeling a lot of features and the Easy Custom Labeling tool is helping me to move every label to the desired position. I also like that the tool adds arrows for labels that I moved but sometimes ...
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Placing road labels only at map edges and road intersections in QGIS

I want to place road labels only near the map edges, and where roads intersect - as depicted by the red X's in the image. Background: I've seen the military do that in their topo maps, and I think ...
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Graticule label orientation

I have a lat/long graticule set in my data frame. All looks good, except that the labels on the right and left read horizontally, when I'd like them vertically. I see them on other maps, so I know it ...
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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QGIS: Waypoint name (symbol label) in two rows [duplicate]

I have couple of longer waypoints names that I would like to put in two rows with center formatting but I just don't know how? I tried to put tag but it doesn't help... For example I have the ...
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QGIS 2.8.2 - Using spatial expressions in labelling

I'm creating some hard copy map output from QGIS. I want to use an expression to suppress labels for some features on a layer when another feature from another layer intersects with those features. ...
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Labeling layers with Python in QGIS. LinePlacementFlags

How could I set LinePlacementFlags with Python in QGIS? My code is something like: palyr = QgsPalLayerSettings() palyr.readFromLayer(layer) palyr.enabled = True palyr.fieldName = "attribute" Then ...
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How to remove lines made with a PostGIS query automatically if origin is not in the map window?

I have a PostGIS point layer with labels. I moved these points because they were too close. To connect label and point, I created a line vector layer which was made with a query in the DB-Manager ...
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Labeling only line vertices in QGIS?

I want to only put labels on the vertices of the polylines. I can use the data defined features to place a label at specific points, but not at multiple specific points. Is it possible to label only ...
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C++ QGIS Conditional Label Colouring

I am using QGIS and C++. When I create a layer of polygons with labels in the center I am able to use a RuleBasedRenderer to control the background colour of the polygon. How do I similarly control ...
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How to delete char in table attribute in QGIS 2.6.1

I need to label many items but in the table attribute field there are some char (#F) for every item that I have to delete. The length of the description are not always the same. I create a new field ...
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Displaying trailing zeros to right of decimal in label using QGIS?

is there a way I can get zeros to show up in my label when they come to the right of a decimal in a number such a s 270.00? I'm trying to display two decimals in all my numerical labels, but QGIS ...
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Add comma to number labels, multiple records in attribute table

A QGIS question: How can I insert commas in 4 digit numbers in an attribute table that has multiple records, with some numbers that are only in the hundreds? It's for an animation so multiple labels ...
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Quickest method to show/hide labels in QGIS 2.8

In order to show or hide labels in QGIS 2.8, I currently right click a layer, select Properties, then Labels, then click the checkbox to show/hide, then click OK. This seems like quite a long-winded ...
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Expression for placement of label 'offset from point' by azimuth field using QGIS?

I need help making an expression for labelling points, such that the label is placed in one of the 8 quadrants (above point excluded), based on the azimuth field of the point. For example, if the ...
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Leaving out specific values from labels

I am trying to label a field using two fields. Example: "[FieldOne] / [FieldTwo]". But I don't want to show FieldOne if the value is zero. Example: 0 / 1050 should read just 1050 whereas 1/1050 should ...
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ArcGIS Android labeling ArcGISFeatrureLayer

I am making ArcGIS Android app and currently I am working on adding labels to ArcGISFeatureLayer (which is retrieved from webmap and not a url). Any ideas how I could do it?
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How to display map tips only for one layer?

I'm relatively new to QGIS. I added the hover labels to my map using the Map Tips. My issue is that it makes hover labels for EVERY layer on my map. I only want it to make labels for one layer. Is ...
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A better way to do Tablular Labels (Chemboxes)

So it's been a couple years since I've looked for a new solution for this, but I recently have a newer project manager who really wants "chemboxes", basically labels/callouts with tabular data. I've ...
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Putting Labels at the center or inside a polygon layer in QGIS

How can I put labels at the center or at least inside a polygon layer using QGIS Lisboa (old version). I tried options provided on Layer Properties under placements but still my label just falls ...
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How can I connect label and point with a line/arrow?

Is it somehow possible in QGIS to connect labels and points with a line/arrow or something? In my map it is not clear which label goes with its point. I can't bring it closer because there are many ...
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QGIS: labelling with empty cells of attribute table [duplicate]

I'd like to label points in a vector layer. In my attribute table I have a .csv with a list of material for each position (it's the planning of marathon race). Some of the cells are empty, though ...
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How to Remove Multiple Labels for Stacked Points? ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a point feature class, in certain areas there are stacked points. These stacked points are accurate. However, when I label the points I am getting a label for each point, which is okay for each ...
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Rotating view without losing labels in QGIS?

Using QGIS 2.8 Wien and a beautiful shapefile from OpenStreetMap. When I rotate the map (either in the print composer or in the main QGIS panel) the labels with the street name disappear. I've tried ...