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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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Qgis - Labels automatically resize to fit within the polygon

The question of my problem is simple, I want to make labels automatically reduce to fit within the polignos. Type the biggest size is 12 and goat decrease the size to be restricted to the limits of ...
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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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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 ...
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I am trying to find PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS

Does anyone know where to find the PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS 9.3 ? There was a website from ESRI but it was broken link ? I need to review it because I am working on impaired streams ...
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Formatting label expression with newline using Python parser? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with syntax in 10.2.1, and have have tried just about everything. With arcpy, I am attempting to access a label.expression of an ArcMap layer and modify it to: lbl.expression = ...
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labels showing up behind other labels due to unmatched z-index

I am using leaflet label plugin to show labels on markers by using layer.bindLabel('name'). As the number of markers is high the markers come above the label thus labels are not visible clearly. ...
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Add line break to ArcMap 10.2 label expression

How can I add a line break to a jscript label expression? My expression so far looks like this function FindLabel ( [NAME] ) { return [NAME]+'National Forest'; } I would like to add a break after ...
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Exporting PDF from QGIS with print composer without destroying fonts

So I'm making this nice map with a lot of labels which are going to end up in a book. Since the labels doesn't end up exactly where I want them I'd like to move them some in Illustrator after ...
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data defined labeling with postgis layer

How to use the expression based (edit: data defined) labeling with postgis? I'm wondering, whats the best way to use expression based (edit: data defined) labels with postgis (I'm new to postgis). ...
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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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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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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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Have editable label locations (dynamic) on a layer on which there is query

Is it possible to have dynamic labels, set by editable x y parameters in the attribute table, on a layer which also has a query applied, in QGIS? i.e. I want to set the query and get all the ...
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Can't find the New label tools in QGIS

I can't find the New label tools in QGIS developed by sourcepole. I'm using QGIS 1.7.4. Is it a QGIS tool or a pluggin? Thanks!
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How to use rotated text labels in GeoServer based on attribute value?

I have several text layers in GeoServer, which are now shown as point layers with tiny graphic size and with labels (As mentioned in my previous question). All thses labels are, as expected, drawn ...
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Labeling in MapInfo using expressions

How do I do this? Columns - Sitecode Acres 271730-001 .75 271730-002 .50 I'm trying to label objects by multiplying the Acres column by "2.5". As an ...
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Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python

Almost have this quandry figured out, but inevitably a new problem has popped up. I finally have the "code" part down to do what I want, but now the font formatting isn't acting properly. When I use a ...
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Display local language for OSM data in TileMill

I'm following the instructions here to create a minimalist style map for Japan: https://github.com/aaronlidman/Toner-for-Tilemill Now, I've downloaded the OSM data, used osm2pgsql, created the ...
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Getting syntax error in Label Expression

I am receiving the SyntaxError: invalid syntax(string, line 26)(last line in this case) when I am trying to make this label expression for use in ArcMap. As far as I can see, everything looks right. I ...
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Consistent label sizing with Data Driven Pages

I've set up a map document with a number of maps, using DDP with a polygon feature class as an index layer. Two of the layers have labels and I need to manually adjust the position of many of the ...
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Labels appear and disappear for no apparent reason using QGIS?

I'm going through the Alaska sample data tutorial for QGIS 2.2.0. Some of the lake labels appear and disappear at different scales when zooming. At 1:314,460 Becharof is visible, but Lower Ugashik ...