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How to dynamically disperse point labels in ArcMap, using image files and leader lines?

My GIS group needs to find, or somehow develop, a labeling tool for points in ArcMap. Ideally, it would work like this: Each point would be labeled using an image file (jpg or png) so that a ...
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How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator?

How do I export labels as editable text objects to be used in Illustrator? QGIS 1.8 Thanks.
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How can ArcGIS labels use a different expression if attribute is null?

I am using an expression to label features by concatenating two attributes in ArcMap. It works like this: <attribute_1>+" "+<attribute_2> Unfortunately when either attribute is Null the ...
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Label layer name

How can I find out the names of the layers that I can put in this example? I want to show labels with names of cities in my map. I'm using geoserver. Thanks var wms_layer_labels = new ...
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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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How to create label with variable size in ArcMap?

I'd like to create a circle label in ArcMap in the middle of each Polygon feature in my map document to shows the value of a particular attribute associated with that feature (like number of available ...
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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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Are there any cartography “rules” you should follow when labeling maps?

We've all seen poorly labeled maps before. In these maps, the wording is either illegible or unpleasant to view due to positioning, color choice or size, or the labels take up so much map space that ...
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Labels not appearing over selected features

I have turned on the labels over a map of the United States, and I have to select several spatial features (ten U.S. states). When I select the states, the labels disappear under the fill color (which ...
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How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS? Everything I try leads to only one of the 2 coordinates (lat or lon) to be labeled. I cannot get both labeled at the same time.
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Can't seem to move labels manually in QGIS, 1.80 [closed]

Trying to move labels manually in QGIS. I am having the same problem when adding x,y to the attribute table. I picked (Type Decimal Number (real)), it's the only one out of the 3 choices that has ...
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provide an alternative “label” when styling vector layer with openlayers

I'm using openlayers 2.12 and I am styling a vector layer using your typical new OpenLayers.Style({ Now, this layer does two things. First , renders polygons from Geoserver, so in the style I have ...
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Label polygons in MapInfo like QGIS?

I was wondering if there is a way to angle Polygon labels in MapInfo like it's done in QGIS (see image link below). Thanks, Alan
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SharpMap WMS - How to add labels to a map containing a VectorLayer

First, I'm new to SharpMap. I'm adding in labels for a vector layer, but for some reason the labels are not showing up. My PostGIS data is in Geographic NAD 83 and the UI is OpenLayers so am ...
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Date Time format in ArcGIS 10.1

I have a Date column in my feature class and I want the date to appear in "dd MMM yyyy" format as a label to a polygon. I am using Arc Map 10.1. I tried taking Jscript. var Dt = new Date(); Dt = ...
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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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Add labels to points in OpenLayers

I have a Layer: pointLayer = new OpenLayers.Layer.Vector("Point Layer", { strategies: [strategy], styleMap: new OpenLayers.StyleMap({ "default": { ...
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How to show just some labels based on feature intersection of layers?

I'm trying to use "expression based" labeling in QGIS, but I'm stuck with a particular case. I managed to use it for a project with the help of other topics and FAQ but I'm not skilled enough to ...
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Arcobjects- IAnnotateLayerPropertiesCollection2.QueryItem in Python

Anyone tried access label properties trough ArcObjects with Python? I try to obtain reference to label object with IAnnotateLayerPropertiesCollection2.QueryItem, but when I do: pA = ...
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Label Features with Arcpy

I had run the contour tool in my script to generate polylines. Contour("rectExtract", "C:/fakepath/Class1.shp", 50,0) Now I want to label the polylines with the contour-value. If I execute this ...
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Editing symbology of contourlines with Arcpy

I just have a problem with my pythonscript. I had run the Contour-tool to generate polylines. Contour("rectExtract", "C:/fakepath/Class10.shp", 20,0) Now i want to mark the 100 meter lines in ...
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How does manual Label Placement in QGIS 1.9 work?

There are a bunch of questions here related to labeling in QGIS, but it's not clear which version they are referring to, and I know this is something that has changed recently. Hopefully it makes ...
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ArcGIS 10 - Text background not showing up when exporting

I have highways labeled with the standard shield and route number on it. For my main data frame the labels come up correctly. I also have 4 inset maps where only the number will show up, not the ...
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Applying different labeling options at different scales to different points (that aren't easily separated from the other points)

I am creating maps (in ArcMap 10.1) for a web-based application. There are more than 500 places to be labeled at some scale (the map scales range from 1:32 million to 1:1.5 million). As you can ...
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How to have polygon labels always display using GeoTools 8?

I'm not able to consistently display labels for polygon features. The label is not displayed, as far as I can tell, unless the polygon is large enough to contain the entire label string. I can ...
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Do Label Expressions Slow Down Drawing Speed?

Further to my earlier question about using different fonts on the same PC, I am wondering if label expressions would slow down drawing speed for a MXD? Here is my label expression: def FindLabel ( ...
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Why do my map labels disappear when publishing as a service on ArcGIS server?

I am developing a map service, rather basic, with some polygons and labels. Surprisingly, when I deploy this service on the production server, the labels disappear (see here). I have a second local ...
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How can i display the color of my labels into the content table?

The thing is that i need to display labels based on colors but without the symbol. In this case i'm working with points in Arcgis 10 and the maps needs to display only labels with color-based ...
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Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name?

Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name (if I'd change it in Layers window TOC)? I tried some functions but I'm not good on that. I have lots of shapes (lines) and it would ...
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How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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Using an image file as a placemark in qgis

I am making a map of sports clubs in London. I have each club's crest as image files (tiff) and want to make the placemark symbol using these images. I know it's possible to upload images in the SVG ...
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Does ArcGIS (arcObjects SDK for java) support multiline labels using TextSymbol?

Is it possible to add multline labels using textsymbols in ArcGIS 10.1 (SDK for Java) in a 3d model? In my system, even the spaces are getting omitted, for a String s="this is \n war" Label ...
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Centered label halos in ArcMap 10.1

When I use label features with halos in ArcMap, whether using the standard or Maplex labeling engine, the halos in the exported map (PDF) are always shifted vertically, so that instead of the halo ...
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Specify formatting of floating point numbers in QGIS labels?

Is there a way to specify the format used with floating point numbers used as labels in QGIS? By default they print with a large number of digits after the decimal place but I would like to specify ...
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How to avoid cutting labels along the map border?

I am labeling areas on a map (for example, forest (coniferous, deciduous trees), swampland, and so on). A cartographer has criticized it because labels which extend beyond the boundaries of the ...
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Multiple text formats in a qgis label

Is there any way to have multiple text formats in a single qgis label? I am making a map that shows mountain summits. Many of these summits have more than one name and I would like to show each name ...
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ArcMap label font size vs callout font size

Within ArcMap 10.1: When converting labels to annotations I have specified a font size of 14. I have also created a number of callout text annotations within the map and specified exactly the same ...
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How to move/edit labels? [duplicate]

I need to move/edit few labels in a job. How can I work on it? I am using QGIS 1.7.4 and the label option in the toolbar (not the layer options)
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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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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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Label callouts in QGIS

Has anyone been using callout labelling with QGIS, either trunk or stable? Used for clustered points. That means the point stays where it is, the label maybe moved if required and a leader (plain or ...
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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 ...