Annotating data on a map using text and/or graphics.

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How to create a printable map of labelled markers with OSM background?

I want to create an image of an OpenStreetMap map suitable for printing on A4 at 300dpi. The map needs to have half a dozen markers/points, and each should be labeled with the name of the point. 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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How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels

ArcMap 10.1: Labels on tiles I have set up for data driven pages randomly locate around the page instead of in the centre or in the corner where I want them to be despite allowing overlapping labels ...
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How to align labels using Label toolbar?

I'm worried I'm missing something terribly obvious here: how do you set the alignment (left / centre / right) for feature labels? I'm referring to QGIS 1.8, and using the 'Label' toolbar, rather than ...
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How to label a selection of an OSM layer depending on certain tags?

I just imported original OSM data to export a pdf-map by assigning graphic attributes to the features I need. The label tool in QGIS 1.8 allows to select certain features, like I can do with the ...
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Quantum GIS: Place all labels on a map non overlapped

As asked for ArcMAP by @dassouki, is there a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping using QGIS? Thanks in advance
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How to show labels depending on the zoom scale and save it forever in one project?

I have got a problem in showing labels for a polygon layer : When I select "Show labels" in the layer's properties, then I select that I want to use the scaling to show or not my labels and I ...
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Is there any simple Map Labeling Algorithm?

I was looking into how to Label a few features on a small Map, and want to label them on the fly. I would be adding a few features (a maximum of around 6 to 7) as graphics on a web-Map which has ...
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Prevent formatting of label text in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers containing a few point features. Each of my features have an attribute tag which contains a short text identifying the feature. Example: tag: '1e-1' Applied ...
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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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QGIS: Labels shifting to different locations after I save from the attribute table

I just started working with QGIS, and I'm having a problem with my labels. I have figured out how to manually move labels for the points on my map (thanks to this forum!)--I have edited the attribute ...
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Contour line density thinning

Would anyone know how to thin contour lines in high gradient areas such as a cliff face? Using Esri ArcGIS 10.1 with Maplex labeling engine.
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Two different colours in label

Is it possible to have label in QGis 2.8 two different colours? For example Field1 in red colour and Field2 in blue (Field1 || ‘ ’ || Field2).
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Copy and Paste Map Annotation between Data Frames in ArcMap?

I frequently make ArcMap documents with two data frames, representing a Before and After condition of a site. Each of the two data frames shows the property owner names, parcel numbers and road ...
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Placement for Label

Is there I can define expression for the placement of label in vector layer like when the scale is less than x label placement should be curved else it should be horizontal. I am using Pal setting. I ...
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QGIS - Label outside polygon

is it possible to place a label automatically outside its polygon? Marcus
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Arcmap Maplex labeling engine bug workaround - labeling expressions won't recognize multiple spaces

I am labeling points in ArcMap using the Maplex labeling engine using a short Python script. The labels are rotated depending on an 'angle' field. def FindLabel ( [name], [city], [num] ): Buffer = ...
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How to reproduce contour-style labeling with rasterVis::contourplot?

I am currently working with a digital elevation model (DEM) of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The referring raster grid can be downloaded from DIVA-GIS (Country: Tanzania; Subject: Elevation). After ...
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Vendor parameter <VendorOption name=“labelObstacle”>true</VendorOption> not working?

I am trying to avoid drawing overlapping labels with vendor parameters. I tried below option in different versions of Geoservers (2.2.1 to 2.5.2), its not working. ...
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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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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 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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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 to offset dimensions in ArcGIS Desktop?

How can I offset the selected dimension (they're both perpendicular dimensions) in the image below using ArcGIS Desktop 10.0, so that it isn't on top of the other dimension? I can drag it around ...
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Placing a label based on a point's location within a polygon

I have a polygon dataset and a point data set with occupants. I need to label the occupants of the house within the polygon and need the label to show up on the side associated with its polygon. ...
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

I have a polyline layer with the labels placed offset with a leader line going to the middle of the polyline. Is there some way to have a leader line go from the end of the line to the label then back ...
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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Black map after attempt to style by column in QGIS [closed]

I'm very new to QGIS and I'd really appreciate some guidance. I have a shapefile of NYC census tracts and 2 csv info files with tract info joined with it. I'm trying to style the individual tracts to ...
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QGIS one-to-many labels

The one-to-many relations in QGIS is OK with forms, works great. But how to labels or chart data with this one-to-many relations? Martin
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In version 2.4 vector layers with labeling switch off caching

I am developing a map display stand alone application using the C++ API. With version 2.6 the caching mechanism is ignored for vector layers with labels. The reason is to avoid conflicting labels. ...
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How can I manipulate the number of points visible according to scale?

I've gotten trillions of points extracted from a DEM and they are to be labelled. It's fine at scales such as 1:500 but it gets too cluttered especially if I need to make maps of this with scales up ...
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How to refresh display for newly added labels with ArcObjects

I've added a shapefile to an MXD and Edited the symbolization of it with ArcObjects. Now I'm trying to edit the labeling with ArcObjects. I've successfully been able to edit the default class in the ...
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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 ...