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How to prevent labels from one layer from overlapping features in another layer

I am working ArcMap10.1 software. When I was labeling on point feature automatically label fall on line. Label must not fall on line. I'm not aware how to solve this issues. I have attached an ...
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Only positive number expression label in ArcMap?

I was just wondering if anybody knows of a way to write an expression to make all my numeric values in my labels positive. I want to do 1234 cal BC 23 cal AD for example, as a label. My data is - ...
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Can I change a bunch of address points to labeled points without having to do each one separately?

Hi I am trying to make a map with all of our customers in a certain area, I got the addresses on the map so now i have 300 dots. I was wondering if there is a way to make those labeled points without ...
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Labels based on spatial location

Here is what I would like to do. I have a polygon feature class called Subdivisions and a point feature class called Inspection. If I label all the Subdivisions my map becomes too congested. I only ...
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Formatting Date Label in ArcMap

I was hoping someone could help me with this. I know this is probably easy but I am still new to ArcMap. I need to label pipe mains with the year installed but my attributes have the entire date. ...
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Leaflet adding a HTML label

I would like to add a HTML label above each marker in a leaflet map. Is this possible? Example: Code for labels: HTML <table> <tr> <td class="red"></td> ...
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labeling in qgis 2.0: if one letter in string is “X”

I have a shapefile and I want to label all shapes with a "B" or "A" in its name (string). All others should be ignored. Like: If [field] contains "B" draw label Im using qgis 2.0.
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Labeling stacked polygons with different records

I work in Oil and Gas and trying to label leases is a huge pain. In most cases there are multiple polygons of the exact same size and shape stacked on each other with records that represent different ...
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Label inside top left corner of polygons

Does anyone know of a tool or procedure to automatically place a label in the corner of a polygon, rather than at the centroid? I am using Mapinfo and know that I can manually place the label ...
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I am trying to find PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS

Does anyone know where to find the PDF documentation for Maplex for ArcGIS 9.3 ? There was a website from ESRI but it was broken link ? I need to review it because I am working on impaired streams ...
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How to create a US map in R with separation between states and clear labels?

I was trying to figure out how to create a map like down below in R on the Stack Exchange but maybe that's the wrong community and the GIS side is a better spot. Currently, I'm able to add the ...
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MultiLine field-name label referencing

A labeling routing (which is updated often) is being implemented via pyqgis and a QComboBox. The attached code below worked great, that is until needs for narrowed column headers spawned the use of ...
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Route hatch labeling as stations (0+00) with vba

I have a route feature which I have set up to label every 500' with the distance along the line. I'd like to use typical stationing format (000+00). I've been using the following VBA script: Function ...
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Formatting label expression with newline using Python parser? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with syntax in 10.2.1, and have have tried just about everything. With arcpy, I am attempting to access a label.expression of an ArcMap layer and modify it to: lbl.expression = ...
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labels showing up behind other labels due to unmatched z-index

I am using leaflet label plugin to show labels on markers by using layer.bindLabel('name'). As the number of markers is high the markers come above the label thus labels are not visible clearly. ...
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How to delete individual labels?

How do I delete an individual label without converting the entire data frame into annotation?
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Add line break to ArcMap 10.2 label expression

How can I add a line break to a jscript label expression? My expression so far looks like this function FindLabel ( [NAME] ) { return [NAME]+'National Forest'; } I would like to add a break after ...
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Exporting PDF from QGIS with print composer without destroying fonts

So I'm making this nice map with a lot of labels which are going to end up in a book. Since the labels doesn't end up exactly where I want them I'd like to move them some in Illustrator after ...
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Are unicode symbols supported in QGIS labels?

I want to use unicode symbols in a QGIS label - is this supported? I.e. I have this expression for labelling a line: case when xat(-1) - xat(0) > 0 then 'GF ->' else '<- GF' end and ...
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data defined labeling with postgis layer

How to use the expression based (edit: data defined) labeling with postgis? I'm wondering, whats the best way to use expression based (edit: data defined) labels with postgis (I'm new to postgis). ...
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How to hide grid's labels when zooming out?

I have used polygon grid layer on my map, and I used to label the layer with ID automatically, and the result was convenient for me: But when I zoomed out, the labels didn't hide at all! and they ...
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Easy Custom Labeling plugin does allow to save?

I use the Easy Custom Labeling plugin chose positions of the labels and safe the layer and project for continuing later. When opening again the project, the layer opens but without any objects inside. ...
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How to center the labels in QGis?

I have a shapefile containing some US sections from the Public Land Survey System. I would like to display the labels in the middle of the sections. I found the "Placement" option in the "Label" ...
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Have editable label locations (dynamic) on a layer on which there is query

Is it possible to have dynamic labels, set by editable x y parameters in the attribute table, on a layer which also has a query applied, in QGIS? i.e. I want to set the query and get all the ...
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Can't find the New label tools in QGIS

I can't find the New label tools in QGIS developed by sourcepole. I'm using QGIS 1.7.4. Is it a QGIS tool or a pluggin? Thanks!
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How to use rotated text labels in GeoServer based on attribute value?

I have several text layers in GeoServer, which are now shown as point layers with tiny graphic size and with labels (As mentioned in my previous question). All thses labels are, as expected, drawn ...
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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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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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How to add label to QgsVectorLayer by Python

my goal is to define label programmaticly for the case similar for the figure below: But didn't find any guidance how to do so using Python. I have a feeling it could be done using QgsLabel but ...
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What's the letter and word spacing unit in QGIS labeling?

I just want to know if letter and word spacing, in qgis labeling, are expressed in points, and if the value its absolute or relative to the font. I have searched a lot, but I can't find any ...
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Removing leading zeroes (0) when labelling in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however bit confused how to on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have field with road number displayed like: 0000647, 000652, 0000000236 I would like ...
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how to label only number using vbscript in arcgis 10.1

I have a GPS station feature dataset and I need to label using field NAME. However, I need to label only the number, for example in the field NAME the name are GPS123, STATION 239, STN 325 but the ...
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How to use the % Modulo operator to select points for labeling?

I have a shape file with point numbers for individual ID's. I would like to select point numbers divisible by a number, and if the remainder is 0 then I would like to label that point. I have tried ...
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Labeling in MapInfo using expressions

How do I do this? Columns - Sitecode Acres 271730-001 .75 271730-002 .50 I'm trying to label objects by multiplying the Acres column by "2.5". As an ...
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Font Formatting in Advanced Label Expression ArcGIS/Python

Almost have this quandry figured out, but inevitably a new problem has popped up. I finally have the "code" part down to do what I want, but now the font formatting isn't acting properly. When I use a ...
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Display local language for OSM data in TileMill

I'm following the instructions here to create a minimalist style map for Japan: https://github.com/aaronlidman/Toner-for-Tilemill Now, I've downloaded the OSM data, used osm2pgsql, created the ...
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Getting syntax error in Label Expression

I am receiving the SyntaxError: invalid syntax(string, line 26)(last line in this case) when I am trying to make this label expression for use in ArcMap. As far as I can see, everything looks right. I ...
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Consistent label sizing with Data Driven Pages

I've set up a map document with a number of maps, using DDP with a polygon feature class as an index layer. Two of the layers have labels and I need to manually adjust the position of many of the ...
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Labels appear and disappear for no apparent reason using QGIS?

I'm going through the Alaska sample data tutorial for QGIS 2.2.0. Some of the lake labels appear and disappear at different scales when zooming. At 1:314,460 Becharof is visible, but Lower Ugashik ...
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QGIS 2.2 curved labels - 'maximum angle between curved characters' makes label invisible

When labeling a curved line in QGIS 2.2, and setting Placement to 'Curved', the behavior of 'maximum angle between curved characters' is not intuitive, and I haven't been able to find documentation on ...
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Labeling Many-to-many relationships ArcMap 10

please i have Many-to-many relationships in arcMap like : and i want to show labels in parcel using ArcMap 10 : field to show is : Zoning and Name - do you have any idea how to do it ? ...
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Trying to label graphic using feature attribute (ArcGIS Javascript 3.7 API)

I have a Dialog DIV containing an HTML list of buttons with a value for each school district. I want the user to be able to click on a button and have a polygon graphic of the district placed on the ...
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Labeling in Geoserver

I have a problem in labeling.Labels of near by points get overlapping.If I use spacearound option label of any of the poi displays In the above picture Bank of Baroda and Central bank of India get ...
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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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How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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Writing length of line along the line

I sometimes have to write out the length along a line for every couple of hundred meters or kilometers. This applies to pipes, when the construction team wants to know where along the pipe they are or ...
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Changing font size, when using the Easy Custom Labeling plugin?

I’m using the Easy Custom Labeling plugin. Useful plugin, but when I want to change the font size with the Layer Labeling Settings. Nothing changes, I can only change font size manually for each ...
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How to Add Values together using FindLabel (VBscript) function of ArcMap Label Expression?

I'm wanting to add together values from multiple fields in shp file and display the result as a the label here's what I'm looking at right now: if ( [SwineGesBo] + [SwineSowLt] > 0) then output = ...
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Labels are not showing in a published ArcGIS Feature Service

I'm using ArcMap 10.1 to publish a feature service. The labels show on the mxd, but not on the service (on a web application or on mobile application). Do I have to create an annotation layer or am ...
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Dealing with overlapping grid (and graticule) labels using ArcGIS Desktop?

I do have 3 grids made by Grids menu in data frame properties. I do need them to display in certain layout and also to behave accordingly to couple of rules (overlapping issues), so I can automate my ...