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Rotating labels in QGIS 2.8.2

I have a question concerning label placement in QGIS. I'd like to rotate every label by 180°. Therefore, I set the rotation value to 180 (I've tried different ones as well as different variable types) ...
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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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Placing road labels only at map edges and road intersections in QGIS

I want to place road labels only near the map edges, and where roads intersect - as depicted by the red X's in the image. Background: I've seen the military do that in their topo maps, and I think ...
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Graticule label orientation

I have a lat/long graticule set in my data frame. All looks good, except that the labels on the right and left read horizontally, when I'd like them vertically. I see them on other maps, so I know it ...
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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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QGIS: Waypoint name (symbol label) in two rows [duplicate]

I have couple of longer waypoints names that I would like to put in two rows with center formatting but I just don't know how? I tried to put tag but it doesn't help... For example I have the ...
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QGIS 2.8.2 - Using spatial expressions in labelling

I'm creating some hard copy map output from QGIS. I want to use an expression to suppress labels for some features on a layer when another feature from another layer intersects with those features. ...
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Labeling layers with Python in QGIS. LinePlacementFlags

How could I set LinePlacementFlags with Python in QGIS? My code is something like: palyr = QgsPalLayerSettings() palyr.readFromLayer(layer) palyr.enabled = True palyr.fieldName = "attribute" Then I'...
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How to remove lines made with a PostGIS query automatically if origin is not in the map window?

I have a PostGIS point layer with labels. I moved these points because they were too close. To connect label and point, I created a line vector layer which was made with a query in the DB-Manager (...
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Labeling only line vertices in QGIS?

I want to only put labels on the vertices of the polylines. I can use the data defined features to place a label at specific points, but not at multiple specific points. Is it possible to label only ...
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C++ QGIS Conditional Label Colouring

I am using QGIS and C++. When I create a layer of polygons with labels in the center I am able to use a RuleBasedRenderer to control the background colour of the polygon. How do I similarly control ...
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How to delete char in table attribute in QGIS 2.6.1

I need to label many items but in the table attribute field there are some char (#F) for every item that I have to delete. The length of the description are not always the same. I create a new field ...
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Displaying trailing zeros to right of decimal in label using QGIS?

is there a way I can get zeros to show up in my label when they come to the right of a decimal in a number such a s 270.00? I'm trying to display two decimals in all my numerical labels, but QGIS ...
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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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Quickest method to show/hide labels in QGIS 2.8

In order to show or hide labels in QGIS 2.8, I currently right click a layer, select Properties, then Labels, then click the checkbox to show/hide, then click OK. This seems like quite a long-winded ...
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Expression for placement of label 'offset from point' by azimuth field using QGIS?

I need help making an expression for labelling points, such that the label is placed in one of the 8 quadrants (above point excluded), based on the azimuth field of the point. For example, if the ...
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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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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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A better way to do Tablular Labels (Chemboxes)

So it's been a couple years since I've looked for a new solution for this, but I recently have a newer project manager who really wants "chemboxes", basically labels/callouts with tabular data. I've ...
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Putting Labels at the center or inside a polygon layer in QGIS

How can I put labels at the center or at least inside a polygon layer using QGIS Lisboa (old version). I tried options provided on Layer Properties under placements but still my label just falls ...
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How can I connect label and point with a line/arrow?

Is it somehow possible in QGIS to connect labels and points with a line/arrow or something? In my map it is not clear which label goes with its point. I can't bring it closer because there are many ...
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QGIS: labelling with empty cells of attribute table [duplicate]

I'd like to label points in a vector layer. In my attribute table I have a .csv with a list of material for each position (it's the planning of marathon race). Some of the cells are empty, though ...
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How to Remove Multiple Labels for Stacked Points? ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a point feature class, in certain areas there are stacked points. These stacked points are accurate. However, when I label the points I am getting a label for each point, which is okay for each ...
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Rotating view without losing labels in QGIS?

Using QGIS 2.8 Wien and a beautiful shapefile from OpenStreetMap. When I rotate the map (either in the print composer or in the main QGIS panel) the labels with the street name disappear. I've tried ...
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If-Then Label Expression

I already know that more than half of you about to read this will say, "Use Python," but I'd appreciate it if you'd humor my outdated ways. I'm trying to create a VB label expression on streets such ...
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How can I display annotations for certain features?

I am trying to display annotations for single features. I know it is possible to display annotations for layers, and for that entire map, but I would like to display them based on a SINGLE selected ...
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How to individually label points in Openlayers linestring?

I want to display some text below each point on a linestring with Openlayers. The text would include, for example, the coordinates of the point, plus some other information. I have managed to add a ...
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Legend disappears in QGIS 2.8 composer

I would like to keep my legend on as I export a multipage map set to PDF, but the legend appears to lose any layer items and just keep the title ("Legend"), which is what appears in my PDF document. ...
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Advanced python labeling in ArcMap - working with null values

I'm trying to label certain features using a specific field (osm_name_58_en). However, when this field is null, I want to label the feature with (som_english_32_name). If both are null then I want ...
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Masking Labeles in the Compositor in QGIS 2.8.1

I am looking for a way to remove/mask out Labels that are under a composer Element (Overview Map), which I moved in front of my main map. Is there no way to do this? Maybe using the ItemID? I tried ...
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Removing first and third zeros of a fieldname in label expression

The fieldname only has three characters. I dont want to display zeros in the first and third values. example below. 010 = 1 100 = 10 01Y = 1Y 10Y = 10Y I have figured out how to strip out zeros ...
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Python labeling expression using numeric field not working

I'm trying to label parcels from a shapefile in the Python expression below in ArcGIS 10.2. All parcels should be labeled with the last 8 characters of their [PARCEL_NUM], and parcels 10 acres or ...
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Creating labels with Umlauts, accents, etc. in QGIS

I have a problem labeling features with special characters like French accents, umlauts, etc. I have the names in the attribute table, but names like Niafunké are displayed Niafunk�. I assume it has ...
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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 control the priority of individual feature labels in one layer?

I have a group of city in a small area with labels. Due to label engine it shows them in a 'random order' (and certainly optimizing) according the space the have. There is a way, without duplicate ...
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Labels in Google Fusion Tables?

Is it possible to add labels for all pushpins in a Google Fusion Table Map? I have created a map with a number of points, and I would like to use a screen shot in a PowerPoint presentation. However, I ...
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Show labels of a KML file in Google Earth

I have a KML file created from an Excel spreadsheet which contains name, lat and long. How can I display the name in Google Earth?
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Is it possible to label places using local fonts like Singhala and Tamil fonts in Arcmap or QGIS?

I downloaded the Keyman desktop for the local keyboard/fonts. I would like to encode location names using Tamil/Singhala fonts in the attribute table and then use it to label the map. However, after ...
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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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Label toolbar not showing up even though it is checked in toolbar menu

I have recently discovered that even though I chose to display the label toolbar through the toolbar menu that it is nowhere to be seen on the monitor. Has anyone encountered this or know a fix to it?
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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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Cannot display labels properly with SLD style

I'm using sld to visualize partner name on my chart. The point is that I can't ever visualize all the names at once! This is my code: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><sld:...
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Labelling expression - How to combine two different functions?

I'm not an expert of scripting and programming, I need to use these two functions in the labelling expression in ArcGIS. How can I combine this: Function FindLabel ( [toponimo] , [testo] ) ...
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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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QGIS print composer and label with svg background error

I have a problem with labels in QGIS. I'm using a background svg for some labels (street numbers). In QGIS, it's all ok but when I use the composer there is a bug (I suppose), because I see some ...
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Multi label with mulit placement in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers. It has some attributes like left, right, top, bottom, etc. I want every feature to be multi-label (to have more than one label). The javascript code is as follows: ...
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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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How to set a label's buffer color in a mapfile?

I would like to set a white buffer around labels in a mapfile (Mapserver version 6.2.1). In the official documentation, I can't find a specific parameter for this... I have tried the SHADOWCOLOR and ...
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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 names....