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

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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 do I put label inside polygon at any scale in QGIS 1.8.0

I would like to put labels inside polygon anytime and any scale. I'm using "Labeling" from the toolbar. Although I tried all types of the placement from the advanced tab, some labels still fall ...
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Picture Labels with leader line from point without annotation?

The closest thing I have is using a line call out in the text background, then placing the picture in the line call out border. But the picture tiles throughout. Is what I am trying to do even ...
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Can I manually set the size of GeoServer's tiles?

I'm using GeoServer to generate a street name overlay that we can use with our various basemaps. It works great, but the names repeat too often to be truly beautiful. I've tried bumping up the ...
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Easy Custom Labeling plugin does allow to save?

I use the Easy Custom Labeling plugin chose positions of the labels and safe the layer and project for continuing later. When opening again the project, the layer opens but without any objects inside. ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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Arrow labels not rendered correctly

Geoserver SLD: <sld:LineSymbolizer> <sld:Stroke> <sld:CssParameter name="stroke"> <ogc:PropertyName>geo_color</ogc:PropertyName> ...
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Dynamic labeling looks awful in flex map

I published a service to ArcGIS Server 10.1 from an .mxd with no halos around the labels and created a flex application using the flex viewer. When I browse to the map here and zoom in on an ...
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feature label not work in xhtml file

Good Morning: I have a problem, I develop an jsf application with openlayers api, this example http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html work fine with html page, but when I ...
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Arrow flow lines from a contour map

using QGIS (or even GRASS) is it possible to label a contour lines shape with arrows that indicate the flow direction? Briefly: I have a point shape with elevation values. I make an interpolation map ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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ArcMap label expressions with Python

Having trouble here: I'm trying to use python to write selective label expressions. I have several concentrations and depending on its "_Ex" number I either want it labeled red, not red, or not ...
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Writing length of line along the line

I sometimes have to write out the length along a line for every couple of hundred meters or kilometers. This applies to pipes, when the construction team wants to know where along the pipe they are or ...
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How to show/hide labels with mapserver and openlayers

I'd like to have a check/uncheck option like this print checkbox to show/hide labels in my WMS layers served by mapserver 5.6.7 in openlayers 2.11. I have a toolbar where to put this using probably ...
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Why do no Labels appear on .pdf output from ArcPy when turned on in Layout?

Do labels needed to be coded into an arcpy script in order to be visible on an arcpy .pdf output? In ArcGIS the labels are visible for various features, but when I use the arcpy script (either in IDLE ...
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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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Changing font size, when using the Easy Custom Labeling plugin?

I’m using the Easy Custom Labeling plugin. Useful plugin, but when I want to change the font size with the Layer Labeling Settings. Nothing changes, I can only change font size manually for each ...
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Model Builder not completely honoring lyr file

I have created a series of map templates for one of our departments that each have an associated model. As part of the model I also created a lyr file for symbology and labeling (the subject parcel ...
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How to create a printable map of labelled markers with OSM background?

I want to create an image of an OpenStreetMap map suitable for printing on A4 at 300dpi. The map needs to have half a dozen markers/points, and each should be labeled with the name of the point. I ...
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openlayers and labeling

Okay, I've been banging my head against the wall on this and I'm pretty sure I'm missing something silly. So I'm hoping you guys can help. The idea here is to allow the user to type in the label they ...
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How to enable label orientation?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I'm mapping an area that's a rectangle slanted at 26 degrees, and neighbourhood maps are always printed so the rectangle is horizontal. I'm trying to make the labels ...
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With multi-line labels, how to show the 2nd line only for labels that need it?

Mac OSX 10.6.8 QGIS 1.8.0 : I've two columns in the attribute table, name, and name2 for those labels that need to be 2 lines; multiline labelling is checked. But when I use "name"||'\n'||"name2" I ...
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Importing labels for check in/out from an SDE to file geodatabase

I am working on a large project where I am using the ArcMap 10 'distributed geodatabase' feature to check out a file geodatabase from our SDE file. I have tried several ways to avoid having to ...
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How to label each polygon in a layer?

QGIS 1.8.0 Mac OS 10.6.8: I want to label each polygon in a layer in a similar way to this image (done in WP Presentations) and am totally confused by the manual. Obviously I have to find a list of ...
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How to label adjacent pages in data driven pages

I'm trying to create a mapbook using ArcGIS 10.1 data driven pages. Its quite large and I want to create match lines or labels so that if you are looking at a page, there is text/labels showing you ...
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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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ArcMap - cartographic representation and labels

Cartographic representation in ArcMap is a nice way to temporary change geometry of features, so you can make adjustments just for map making. In my mapping project I need to move some point features ...
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How to show only some labels sharpmap

I am new to Sharpmap and GIS. Going through the sample code and building simple programs for better understanding. I have a water bodies layer. I want to display only a particular river. I used ...
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Attribute Query for First/Last record and every nth inbetween

I have a feature class with over 5000 points. There are too many to label so I would like to be able to grab the first, the last and every 30th or 50th in between.
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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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How to customize label color in QGIS: Data defined label settings? Expressions? Both? What are the steps? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Why can't I “Add label columns to attribute table” etc. in QGIS 1.9?

Why can't I "Add label columns to attribute table" and why can't 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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CAD Contour Lines to ArcGIS Attributed Polylines

I'm having a 'CAD to GIS' issue. I have a dwg file which contains large number of contour lines that have been split by labels. I need to import the contour lines from CAD to GIS so that they contain ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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.