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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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Repeat annotation labels for same feature on different data driven pages

I have an mxd with 29 data driven pages all at the same scale. I have the need to label hundreds of polygon features, so I converted the labels to annotation (stored in geodatabase and feature-linked) ...
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Traditional or Vintage mapping theme in ArcMap

Is there a labeling or theme extension that can be downloaded for ArcMap that would help to make my maps look Vintage like historic maps? I've looked at some of the ESRI extensions and basemaps ...
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Place point label perpendicular to line segment

I have a point shapefile with attributes and I want to make the label be perpendicular to a line shapefile, is this possible? Basically my points represent houses and I want the house label to show up ...
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Removing duplicate labels in ArcMap

I want to label the names of locations from a shapefile field in ArcMap. I tried to do it by going to Layer Properties>Labels. However, as I have multiple observations per given location, I am ...
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Print LABEL text in multiple lines in Cesium JS API

I have a problem printing text in multiple lines using Label in Cesium JavaScript API. text is member of Label class which takes String as input but doesn't really support multiple line labels using ...
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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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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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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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Easy Custom Labeling plugin - Cannot find leader lines/arrow button

I have installed the Easy Custom Labeling plugin but the toolbar is nowhere to be found. I have checked the box "Activate experimental plugins" in the Plugins' "Settings" menu. Does anyone know what I ...
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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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Why are Images used as label not rendered correctly by GeoServer?

When I try to render the label (png image) through GeoServer as an image, its quality is getting affected i.e. the image is not rendered sharply. Are there any settings that need to done in ...
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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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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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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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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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Trying different fields when Maplex labelling?

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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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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Increase Line Spacing between Key Numbering Items

I am using ArcMap 10.3 and labeling parcel features by using the Key Numbering option. The key numbering list items appear too close together and overlap. I want to have more vertical space between ...
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How do Wikipedia maps add a coordinate point to a base map?

On wikipedia pages for localities, there is often a map on the right side of the page in the introduction, and the map is tagged with the point of the locality. For example, see below: ...
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Which FOSS label engine that supports shrink to fit label in polygon?

I've not found a way to label features using shrink to fit label in polygon, i've tried Qgis, and searched on Geoserver, Mapserver and Mapnik, none of them supports this feature, i'm looking for any ...
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ArcMap Label Help - Label from X/Y Coordinate

Edited: This picture might help explain my question. Here I have a point at the line with an X/Y coordinate. It also has a leader line to it. This leader line has an X2/Y2 coordinate. Both of ...
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Maplex not placing labels in area that appears to be available?

I am trying to get ArcMap 10.2.2 to place my labels where I want them using the MapLex label engine. I want to stop the labels from both overlapping other features in the same layer, and overlapping a ...
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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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Leaflet.label and MarkerCluster problem with zoom dependent add/remove layers

Here's the setup: I have a leaflet map with point data, to which I have applied leaflet.label and leaflet.markercluster. I add the clustered point data at a particular zoom level (code below). All ...
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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 ...