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Which labelling tool/engine in QGIS will be supported in the long term?

Why does QGIS appear to have two labelling tools? (Note this is not new and old symbology, but that...) there are two different GUIs, one in the toolbar (which gives the Data Defined Settings option) ...
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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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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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different labels at various scales

I have a locality layer of neighborhoods and suburbs from a spatialite database. How do I label this single layer with the neighborhood name at a lower scales, but as I zoom out, I would like the town ...
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Text layer styling in GeoServer?

I am wondering what is the best approach to use for text layers in GeoServer. AFAIK, there is no text layer in GeoServer. But in many occassions we need to use text layers and not simply label for ...
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How to manage label spacing/density in QGIS?

How to manage space in between labels (or density)? I would like to have less labels in order to have more space in between. The label order is not important. I would like to precise is just for ...
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What's wrong with my expression to control label colors?

I am struggling to alter the label colours according to field values (as strings) in the attributes table. In my mind what I want is: If the string in column X = 'Proposed' Then label the point ...
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Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
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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 to place labels on multi-geometries in QGIS?

I need to put a label value on each geometry, so I do not need to locate the label on the (or near to) centroid. I use QGIS 2.6 on windows 7 Most ot the records has only one geometry linked to, but ...
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How to format labels with leading zeroes?

I'm trying to display a number next to a symbol in QGIS 2.0.1 - The numbers are from an integer-field in a postgresql database. The goal is that single digit numbers get a leading 0. Examples: 12 ...
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(How) Can I define my own placement settings for labels?

Is it possible to define my own Placement settings for my labels? The predefined ones are not bad, but I would need a few more of my own design. How can I accomplish that?
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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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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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displaying combined data values in ArcMap

I got some data in an attributes table and I would like to know how I can combine them in order to get an unique value in the map. For instance, Attribute: Type Value: Street Those values I ...
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Labeling points on ArcGIS 9.3

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS 9.3. now i need to label all of them numerically, is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the attrubute table ...
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How can I update the label of a Polygon Vector after it has been drawn?

I am quite new to OpenLayers. Right now, I have a polygon vector with some styling applied and a label. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); style.pointRadius ...
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How to save Custom labelling (template) so it can applied to other feature classes?

I sometimes work with large NTDB datasets, and was just wondering the best way to go about saving all of my custom labelling. Is there a way I can save all of my custom label classes so I can apply ...
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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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Rearranging labels in screen to avoid overlapping

I have a map, with some icon over it. Every icon has a label next to it. When icons overlaps, labels are overlapped too. In this case, I want to move labels so they don't overlap anymore, with a line ...
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Single tiled Mapserver WMS to avoid Labels and features cut along tile borders and repeated labels

I am using Mapserver-wms-openlayers for publishing maps. But there are some issues came across related to duplicate labeling for same feature in adjacent tiles, unwanted breaks in line features along ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the ...
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How to Use Label Expression with Text Formatting Tags

I am using a Label Expression to label a parcel layer. The expression is: "<FNT name=""Arial"" size=""12"">" & [Owners_Nam] & "</FNT>" This works correctly for some labels, but ...
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how to use “data defined override” in qgis 2.0?

How can I use the new "data defined override"-funktion in qgis 2.0? I did not find any further information about it in the handbook an somewere else. I want to label my layer with different front ...
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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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Setting mask (halo) for labels in Python script?

I currently am writing a python script and using a lot of the arcpy mapping module functionality. I have been using the LabelClass of the arcpy mapping module to automate the display of labels with my ...
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How to reproject manually created label positions?

I changed position to some features' labels and I activated the x,y position in the label properties. I saved the layer in .shp and with another projection. Once created a new project with that ...
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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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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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Add a label to a mouse pointer

I am drawing a bearing line using a line with max vertices of 2, I have the calculations for figuring out the actual bearing from the lat lon of the original point and the mouse latlon I want to ...
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How to use attribute data for legend labeling?

For features in a map it is possible to stuck data from the attribute table together and get a data driven label. I try to do this for my legend labels. I want to combine values from my attribute ...
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Display multiple attributes for one point

I am using ArcGIS 10. How can I display multiple attributes for a single point. For example, I would like to display (graphically if possible) the amenities provided at various recreational areas... ...
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How to label vector features programmatically?

I am using python for QGIS 2.0.1 and I have a vector layer of points representing the positions of state labels. I want to display the 'state abbreviation' attribute on the corresponding point for ...
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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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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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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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How to convert decimal point to comma in QGIS?

I am working with data in Colombia where decimal points are written as commas. I would love to create a new column in QGIS that would convert all decimal points (periods) to commas for the purpose of ...
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Adding leaders to point symbols if they overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've added symbols to one of my point shapefiles, but for several datapoints this has resulted in symbols stacked on top of each other because there are multiple sample types for one sample location ...
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Font color in legends ArcGIS 10

I've got a parcel feature class in ArcGIS 10. Some of the parcels were in the shapefile when I got it. Others I've added after importing the shapefile to a feature class in a personal geodb. I want ...
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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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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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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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How to label values every 5th number

I have a string of values(over 10,000) I want to label them but I dont want to label ever single one. I need to label ever fifth number. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Label interior of polygon boundary

I'm using QGIS 2.6.1 and would like to label US state polygons such that each border is lined with the label of its two states. Something like this: It appears that the current labeling engine ...
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How to mask labels in QGIS using an inverted polygon?

I created a file consists of a raster (snow load) and a vector with municipal boundaries. I added a vector with the contour lines of the snow load. Labels represent the snow load (kN / m2). With the ...
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Can ArcMap factor in legends and data frames when placing labels?

Is there a way to factor data frames and the legend when having placing labels using the Maplex Label Engine? I am talking specifically about the labels for roads and contours. I really don't want to ...
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How can I display multiple multi-attribute labels for polygons

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2. I trying to import and display project data for various regions. Each project is tied to a location and I want to display Project Type, Funding Source, and a dollar ...
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openlayers display labels

I am displaying and labeling a polygon Layer using a geojson file and the field nom_comm. I would like to label the polygons between two scales i.e. two zooms. (So to speak, labels are to be ...