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How do I make curved labels for polygons in QGIS 2.6.1?

I have been able to find answers on how to do this in older versions of QGIS, but can't seem to come across anything that deals with the latest installment. I need a way to make labels curve to ...
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Label points at regular interval using qgis

I have a point shapefile with a point index. Like the first picture. I'm trying to label the point index every 30 points to obtain the second screen capture. I also have an attribute R3 or R4 to ...
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Labeling runs out of map extent and onto borders when exporting to PDF from ArcGIS for Desktop?

When I have tried to export several of the maps I have made but I have a problem with labeling that runs out of the map extent and onto the borders. I am exporting to a PDF and opening the file in ...
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Conditional formatting for Advanced Label Expression in ArcMap

I am trying to do some conditional formatting in order to highlight specific criteria. The main error I keep getting is that there are no features found. I've done a simple label with the exact same ...
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How to create halo for a text in the composer

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Thank you
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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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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 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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Moving cartographic representation of labels in ArcMap?

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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Is it possible to label the start and end of a line in MapServer?

I would like to be able to have the upstream invert at the top of the main and the downstream at the bottom. <---Down Label---------------------------------------------Up Label--->
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How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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Mapserver: labels and tiles

I'm developing map with Mapserver to be rendered in tiles and testing output with Ka-map. Most of the time labels split on two tiles are matching, but sometimes they're not. I configured Ka-Map like ...
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How to fix label contour lines layer displays on top of all layers in QGIS

How can I fix the situation, when the label contour lines displays (on top of all layers) on top of this layer? QGIS 2.15.0-Master
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Print Composer rotates map and labels stay unrotated using QGIS 2.8.3

I have seen these questions regarding label rotation and map rotation via the print composer. One of them explains that the labels are rotated with the map, which I am looking for but am unable to get ...
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Can I create areas where all label are forced away

I have some points overlaying a raster. These points have some quite complicated labels which block out the raster so I would like them to sit outside the edge of the raster and point at the point to ...
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Is it possible to mix italic and normal font in a label?

I have concatenate the values of two field like "BYKV_BTYP" || '/' || "FFH" Is it possible to draw the value of the column "FFH" in italic if it is not empty and the value of "BYKV_BTYP" ...
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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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Label using VBscript in ArcMap - multiple IF statements?

I have 4 fields that hold number values. I only want a label returned if the field <>0. For instance, if col1<>0, then label = col1 AND if col2 <>0 then label = col2, etc. So, I want all ...
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How to place labels under a vector layer?

I want to place the labeling under a layer. In QGIS 2.2 apparently the label appears automatically at the top. Can someone help me. (see attachment) example:
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OSM line labels in Tilemill

I'm learning to use Tilemill to map Toronto OSM street data. I've added osm2psql data from http://metro.teczno.com/#toronto. When turning on road labels for the line file, I find that I'm getting ...
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How to make a different font and color of text in labels?

Is it possible to make a bold or italic, and change the color of individual words Label? Example: the first line is bold in red text, font 12, second row 10 green italic font
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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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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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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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How to rotate labels using ArcPy?

I'm writing Python code for ArcGIS using the arcpy library and now I'm experiencing a little problem with labels. In fact I'm not able to rotate them in layout via arcpy (I should rotate all labels of ...
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Does ArcMap have non-breaking space for labels? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have a non-breaking space in ArcMap? I particularly need it for labels. &amp; gives me a & but &nbsp; doesn't work. Is there any way to make a non-breaking space? I'm ...
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Label styles Formatting in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm currently making a map that uses custom colors for the layer symbology. It was requested that the labels for each class in the layer use the same color palette as the layer. Is there a way to ...
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Maplex Label Expression in Python Parser of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using a python code in ArcGIS to define the size of the labels of a point feature class. Therefore I am using a label expression (Maplex). The label size of the TEXTSTRING (string) should be ...
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Moving labels manually using expression in QGIS?

I have many point shapefiles that are too close together. I need to label 4 lines of data for each point. I have written the expression that shows the 4 lines of data and now the labels are ...
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How to print a label layer in the ArcGIS Server JS API

I'm trying to use a PrintTask to print a map, but am finding that a LabelLayer does not correctly print. I modified the Label Layer sample to include a Print Task, and found that the label layer is ...
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Stacking label boxes in ArcMap label expression

Is there a way to automate getting a seperate text box for two different field names in the label expression in Arcmap? Right now I have both fieldnames stacked in the same box. Without having to ...
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Add comma to number labels, multiple records in attribute table

A QGIS question: How can I insert commas in 4 digit numbers in an attribute table that has multiple records, with some numbers that are only in the hundreds? It's for an animation so multiple labels ...
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Set scale dependant labels arcmap 10.3

I am wondering if it is possible to create scaled labels so that at a certain zoom level only one label appears but when you zoom in closer more labels appear for different fields. I have this ...
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How to label states in QGIS with county-level shape

Hi I want to label state names in QGIS but my original shape file is built in county-level. If I simply label them with ``State'', my map shows multiple labels in each state as my original file (one ...
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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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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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qgis2 - hide a layer (or its labels) when another layer is coincident?

I have two road layers - one is a subset of the other, so, there's a lot of overlap. When they are coincident, I see labels from both layers. The 'lower' layer is the thin line road in the SW ...
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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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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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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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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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How to draw parallel or curved labels for OSM data in QGIS?

I'm trying to recreate a Google style map using OpenStreetMap data and QGIS. I've been following underdarks many wonderful guides but am getting stuck at the labels. The OSM data was taken from ...
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Is there a way to prevent labels from being on top of everything else?

I'm having a problem in QGIS 1.7.4. The labels I have produced for one layer are overlapping an entirely different layer that has a higher precedence. This should not happen. Am I doing something ...
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Is there a way to export labels in QGIS?

I've used the v2 labeling engine to place some nice looking road labels. Now I'd like to export those labels as a point shapefile for use in another program. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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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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Positioning of graticule labels in QGIS 2.14.1

I have a map grid (line, shp) that was created with MMQGIS. The X and Y coordinates of the lines are stored in the the attribute table, which makes labelling the lines an easy process. My problem is ...
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Esri ArcGIS Imagery Labels too small?

I'm frequently working with the imagery basemaps provided by Esri. I find that the labels (cities, districts etc.) are way too small. Is there any option to increase the font size?
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How do I limit the number of labels for similar objects in QGIS?

I'd like to reduce the clutter in this map by limiting the spacing or number of times that a particular label can appear. For example, the label 'US 15' should not appear within some set distance ...
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Setting default label font in QGIS?

QGIS currently does not have a way to set a default font to be used for labelling, and being lazy I'm getting tired of having to set our house font styling for every layer I create or use (see change ...
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Changing rotation for each data driven page dynamically? [duplicate]

I have a .mxd using data driven pages. In the .mxd there is a shape containing foto locations displayed with an arrow. At the top of the arrow there is a label containing the foto id visualized, the ...