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

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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 is Maplex making all my labels disappear?

I've got a shapefile with 300+ points in it, and am trying to organise the labelling. I installed a trial version of the Maplex licence, as via some research I've come to the conclusion that this ...
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How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?

I'm using data driven pages to produce a number of maps. I'm using Maplex to have a callout bubble labeling my features. The problem is that for about 5% of the features, the callout bubble is not ...
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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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Data defined label alignment option greyed out on new Quantum GIS Dufour

I am trying to customise the positioning of labels in relation to points in a vector file layer in the new QGIS 2.0. In QGIS 1.8 I was able to enter two customised X/Y columns in the attribute ...
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Labeling Issues with Geoserver

I have everything working on my geoserver except for the labeling. I have searched and I cannot find any solution. I am by no means an expert. I can modify the look/symbology of my polygons, lines, ...
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features label didn't appear for some featuresClass

i'm working in a stand-alone application using arcEngine , arcSDE geodatabase , VB.net so my problem is that i can't appear the features label for some featuresClass. when i opened it in arcMap to ...
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How to create different label styles for different polygon classes?

I'm new to QGIS 2. I have a polygon shape with two classes, and I want to set different labeling style and different "Scale-based visibility" but I don't get how the expression works.
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Table Manager - Shapefile (Labels) [duplicate]

I have a point shapefile which is an output of the plugin table manager. Now I’m labeling the features, but i can´t seem to get the move label bottom to work, and is active. Is there any connection? ...
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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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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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(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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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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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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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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MapServer: How to display and style a Text layer?

I'm trying to display a text layer using MapServer, but I'm kind of confused how to get it to display properly. When opening the .TAB file in a GIS application (in this case, MapInfo Profressional) ...
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Is it possible to use If/Then Statements with dynamic text in Data Driven Pages? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use If/Then statements with dynamic text in Data Driven pages labeling? I have been trying a bunch of different ways, but it has not been working, and I am fairly new at writing ...
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Weighting a data frame within another frame for map creation

I've currently got an inset data frame sitting in a corner of a larger data frame. Some labels are being half covered by the smaller data frame. I was wondering if there are any tips on how to weight ...
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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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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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Removing 0 values when labelling an integer field

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however I am a bit stuck on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have three fields which I would like to display in a stacked label i.e. on three lines. ...
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Using a field to define font size in ArcGIS 10.x

Is there a way to use label expressions in ArcGIS 10.x to specify the font size for a label from the values in a field? So as an example, I have a point dataset which I wish to label, and within 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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Prefixing graduated color labels using Python?

I have a series of (many) layers in an ArcGIS 10.1 map that are all symbolized using graduated colors. Each layer has the same number of breaks; however, the break values are different for each layer. ...
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How do I completely fill polygons with text labels on a per-feature basis?

I would like to create a map of regions, where each region is completely filled with its specific chunks of text. Think a map of Wordles in the shape of regions that are assembled together into a map. ...
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ArcMap Text Annotations Display in Proportion to Map Scale

My question is probably of an 'easy fix' however I've been struggling with it for a while! I'm trying to set up an annotation labels for several feature classess in a map and would like them to ...
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mulitple line labeling arcgis

I try to label a field according to his length with VBScripting in Argis 10.0 The idea is : If myfield is more than a certain length, then please add a new line and split the field correctly. My ...
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Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels?

Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels? I have a layer with a large geographical extent, which means a hell of a lot of labels. Many of them collide and it looks really bad. Is ...
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How to drag label using DragFeature or ModifyFeature?

I am new to openlayer. I have seen the examples in which DragFeature is able to move my points, polygon and lines. But when it comes to test the Label moving in IE8, then the dragging functionality ...
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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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How 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 ...