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Label halos in OpenLayers

I would like to add halos on my labels on an Openlayers map. I have tried adding the following to my code but no halos display. labelHaloColor: "#FFFFFF", labelHaloWidth: "2", I got that from ...
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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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Can I create a circle label with a leader in ArcMap?

I want to create a circle label with a leader using the standard Maplex labelling engine and symbology. Only 1 or 2 digit numbers will appear in the label. I can easily make square or rectangular ...
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How to offset labels on a web application from two different services

I have multiple layers that are labeled within our online web mapping application. Two (zoning and land use) are located in our Planning/Zoning ArcGIS Server 10.1 Service. The other (Parcels) is ...
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Modifications to labeling engine is not supported in the QGIS composer?

I' using QGIS 2.0 but this problem was also present in Qgis 1.8. I have a truetype font of freeway symbols that I use to label polylines. Each symbol requires between 3 font characters to display ...
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Labeling only the latest feature

I need to label only the latest feature in a particular feature class. I actually would like to automate it, so that when I will add any new feature to this feature class, the label will automatically ...
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How to control road labels in Atlas QGIS 2.0?

I'm producing map books for our water assets. These books are taken out into the field by the workers so they can see where various 'things' are for the work they need to undertake. There are over 200 ...
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How to create callout/balloon labels in QGIS 2.0?

I'd like to use callout/balloon labels for a vector layer in my GIS using QGIS 2.0. The only way I can see to do this is to position an ordinary label where I want it and then draw an empty text ...
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It is possible to use different fields for symbology and legend labeling in QGIS?

[Edit : working with Quantum GIS version 2.0.1-Dufour] I wonder if it is possible to use some field to set the symbology and some other to label the map. [Edit 1 : I mean labeling the legend in the ...
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Print FeatureLayer labels in Esri JavaScript API 3.5 and earlier

I have a need to implement labels on features in a FeatureLayer in version 3.5 if Esri's Javascript API. The labels are from a field returned by a REST feature service. I can't move to 3.7 for various ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 9.3.1 Organizing point lables

I am creating a map with about 50 points and want to label the points numerically (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4...) and provide a table with the corresponding point numbers in order with additional columns with ...
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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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create border and labels for groups of features in arcmap

I am relatively new to GIS, so please bear with me if my question is a basic one. I have a simple map of the parishes (counties) in Louisiana, and each of the parishes has an associated regional ...
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How can you alter label styles (font, color, size, etc.) using Python scripting? (ArcGIS 10.2)

I am trying to write a python macro that will automate the process of labeling points in a layer based on different types of apartments. For example, one style of apartments would have a blue square ...
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How to design labels which look like a fraction (with a fraction line)?

I want to create labels like a fraction using data from two columns. I have tried to use: "Field" || '\n' || '――' || '\n' || "Field2" but it doesn't look good. How can I do it using other method? ...
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QGIS Labels: letter or word spacing ignored after export

My line label have letter spacing of 3px (Layer Properties -> Labels -> Text -> Spacing -> Letter). In print composer everything is drawn like I want it but after export to svg, pdf, or image the ...
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QGIS: rotatable markers with offset from point

Im wondering, if its possible (in QGIS), to set a rotatable marker with offset from point, like in my example below. Any suggestion?
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ArcGIS labels with expression not appearing [closed]

I have a layer which should be labelled based on two different fields. I've chang the Expression in Layer Properties from [FIELD1] to [FIELD1] + '\n' + [FIELD2]. However, only Field1 is showing in my ...
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How do I keep my callout boxes from looking wrong when the data frame is rotated?

I sometimes like to rotate a data frame in a layout, for example to fit more on the page if my area of interest is rectangular and runs from, say, northeast to southwest. But when I do, something ...
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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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Hwo do I present labels in raster format in ArcMap 9.3?

I'm creating a raster map of a large city in ArcMap 9.3 which will be used in a third party software. My problem is that I need to find a way to include labels of street names in my output. I have a ...
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Smooth, not simplify, lines features in PostGIS

I'm trying to automatically generate paths to place labels on that follow the shape of rivers, 4wd tracks and other very windy lines. At first I thought the st_simplify() function was the answer, but ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 text field formatting

Is there a way in ArcGIS 10.1 to have a text field with a defined width to perform word wrapping (ideally with hyphenation) automatically, or do i have to implement it myself using e.g. pyhyphen? Use ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I create a leader line for a label in my bar graph in ArcMap?

I am displaying a bar graph of various tornado watches and warnings along with the actual tornado touchdowns themselves. Since the tornado touchdowns are such a small number compared to the large ...
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What's wrong with my label formatting?

I have some formatting issues with my labels. I am using a fairly straight forward expression (see below). It sort of works fine but some formatting is being ignored, namely the ALL CAPS ACP tags. ...
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Labeling dilemma

How would you label this map logically? I will preempt the question, with the statement it is for a fire truck, so we really have to worry about seeing the address numbers at 3 am with one contact in. ...
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Concatenating fields with label expressions using Python

I am trying to combine three numeric fields together for a feature's label. I only want to label the feature if it is over 0. The labeled numbers need to be separated a dash ("-"). This is what I ...
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How to label only house number in python? [duplicate]

I have parcel data that has the site address field as ex. 123 First Avenue. I only want to label the house numbers on the map, so 123 in the example. How can I do this using the label expression in ...
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Showing percentage symbol in ArcGIS map labels?

I'm trying to show percentage poverty per municipality on the map I'm working on, and I have the percentage values displayed on the map, but I don't know how to get the percentage symbol itself to ...
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How to create labels using 2 columns?

I want to label a layer with 2 columns/attributes. It´s not a problem in Mapinfo, but can it be done in QGIS as well?
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Conditional Labeling based on attributes in ArcGIS 10

I am trying to label a street centerline layer with a condition based on street width. I am using the Python parser and I can't figure out this simple logic. Neither of these questions address how ...
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Can I change a bunch of address points to labeled points without having to do each one separately?

Hi I am trying to make a map with all of our customers in a certain area, I got the addresses on the map so now i have 300 dots. I was wondering if there is a way to make those labeled points without ...
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labeling in qgis 2.0: if one letter in string is “X”

I have a shapefile and I want to label all shapes with a "B" or "A" in its name (string). All others should be ignored. Like: If [field] contains "B" draw label Im using qgis 2.0.
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Labeling stacked polygons with different records

I work in Oil and Gas and trying to label leases is a huge pain. In most cases there are multiple polygons of the exact same size and shape stacked on each other with records that represent different ...
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Label inside top left corner of polygons

Does anyone know of a tool or procedure to automatically place a label in the corner of a polygon, rather than at the centroid? I am using Mapinfo and know that I can manually place the label ...