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

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How do I force the label to display above the lines

How do I force the label to stand out above the red lines to make the label more readable ? Here is the sample of the image
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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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displaying combined data values in ArcMap

I got some data in an attributes table and I would like to know how I can combine them in order to get an unique value in the map. For instance, Attribute: Type Value: Street Those values I ...
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Labeling points numerically in ArcGIS Desktop?

I just created a points Shapefile, with 300 points. Using ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 I now need to label all of them numerically. Is there a way of labelling all of them, instead of me going to the ...
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How can I update the label of a Polygon Vector after it has been drawn?

I am quite new to OpenLayers. Right now, I have a polygon vector with some styling applied and a label. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); style.pointRadius =...
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Is there a way to automatically displace colliding labels?

I have a PostgreSQL table, which i'm loading on QGIS Essen, that relates many rows to the same object and all this rows have distinct values in the field i'm labelling the objects with. Hence, when I ...
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Wrap text element labels

I am writing a python script for batch map production and for every map the script replaces a text label called "Company". sometimes the name is way to long and it extends onto the map and off the map....
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Set label font size for layer via Python

I have some ArcMap addin that creates new layer and add it into table of content. I need to set up labels for that layer. I have made some script for labeling layer: mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(...
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ArcGIS 10 3 Label features with numeric field which has null values and another text field, showing both fields even when there's null values

I'm labelling features with an simple expression to show [Number] + [Code], however, I have some null values in "Number". When I use this expression it only labels the features with both number and ...
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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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Can I change how Maplex decides which duplicate labels to remove?

I have a lot of recreation location points, and most of them are labeled. Sometimes there are many points close together which really only need one label. For example, the recreation location below ...
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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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Rearranging labels in screen to avoid overlapping

I have a map, with some icon over it. Every icon has a label next to it. When icons overlaps, labels are overlapped too. In this case, I want to move labels so they don't overlap anymore, with a line ...
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Is there a way to keep labels and symbols from displaying inside an extent indicator?

I've been working on a utilities map and have been asked to turn off the labels and symbols within the extent indicator on the larger scale map and show them only in the detailed map. Is there a way ...
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graduated labels in QGIS

I've searched on Google but haven't found an answer. The QGIS Dufour GIS provide an enhanced vector-styling interface but is it also possible to graduate the labels like it is possible for the markers?...
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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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ArcMap: Help with FindLabel funtion

I'm starting to work with the advanced findlabel function in ArcMap label expression editor. I will say I'm a complete novice at this up front. Here is what I have so far: Function FindLabel ( [...
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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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Adding leaders to point symbols if they overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've added symbols to one of my point shapefiles, but for several datapoints this has resulted in symbols stacked on top of each other because there are multiple sample types for one sample location (...
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How do I get the building housenumber from OSM data?

I've made a map in which buildings in a city are displayed using shapefiles from Geofabrik and unfortunately, none of the shapes contain the housenumber. When I download the .osm files from Geofabrik ...
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In a polyline shapefile, how can I color a label using it's corresponding symbol color? (QGIS)

Maybe a pretty simple question. I have a polyline shapefile that I've symbolized through categories, and I wish for the labels to automatically be set to the same color as it's corresponding line ...
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Using labels with diagrams in QGIS?

I'm trying to display point data as diagrams with labes next them. I'm getting the diagrams and labels to work separately, but they won't work together. When both are turned on, the labels disappear ...
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Labeling MSSQL-Layer in QGIS 2.14

I am using QGIS 2.14 and have problems with labeling a layer. My layer is a MSSQL-Layer (from a GIS-Server) and the fieldtype I am using for labeling is a Sting (typename is nvarchar).If the string ...
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If-then expression in Mapinfo label expressions

Firstly this is similar to If-Then Label Expression BUT I need this for Mapinfo. So I want to do the following in Mapinfo in the label expression box in ver 12. if RuralAdd='R': address=St_No + " ; ...
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Mapinfo 15.2 Labeler tool

I'm trying to locate labeler tool in MapInfo Pro 15.2, but the tool is missing from the installation folder (I already checked the Program Files(x86) folder as well). There's no trace of it anywhere. ...
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Labelling Issue Red Matrix around Label

I use QGIS 2.12 64-Bit Version on Win7. I have a problem with red matrix wich show up around every label. I want to delete them or make them invisible. It looks like in the following screenshot Does ...
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Labeling points with numbers and adding text label to legend as list in ArcMap?

I am developing a series of maps in ArcGIS 10 and don't have a lot of space to label the features on the map. This is why I thought I would number each feature in the dataframe through and then export ...
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How to reproject manually created label positions?

I changed position to some features' labels and I activated the x,y position in the label properties. I saved the layer in .shp and with another projection. Once created a new project with that ...
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Reserved Ampersand Character in Label Expression of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have this code which works... def FindLabel ([NUMBERNAME], [NUMBER], [BLOCK], [SURNUM]): lineone = "A:"+ [NUMBER] absName = "<CLR red='255'><FNT size = '14'>" + [NUMBERNAME] ...
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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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Add a label to a mouse pointer

I am drawing a bearing line using a line with max vertices of 2, I have the calculations for figuring out the actual bearing from the lat lon of the original point and the mouse latlon I want to ...
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How to use attribute data for legend labeling?

For features in a map it is possible to stuck data from the attribute table together and get a data driven label. I try to do this for my legend labels. I want to combine values from my attribute ...
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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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How to label values every 5th number

I have a string of values(over 10,000) I want to label them but I dont want to label every single one. I need to label every fifth number.
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CartoCSS: labels along inside of polygon boundary

I'm using CartoCSS to render maps that include large polygons (like national parks). At higher zoom levels I want labels along the inside of the polygon boundaries, like in OpenStreetMap: I ...
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Display multiple attributes for one point

I am using ArcGIS 10. How can I display multiple attributes for a single point. For example, I would like to display (graphically if possible) the amenities provided at various recreational areas... ...
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Why do no Labels appear on .pdf output from ArcPy when turned on in Layout?

Do labels needed to be coded into an arcpy script in order to be visible on an arcpy .pdf output? In ArcGIS the labels are visible for various features, but when I use the arcpy script (either in IDLE ...
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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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Labeling text with special characters in ArcMap?

I am trying to display some bird data in ArcMap in the format/notation that it is recorded in the field. The notation is made up of the one/two letter species code followed by a description of the ...
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How to convert decimal point to comma in QGIS?

I am working with data in Colombia where decimal points are written as commas. I would love to create a new column in QGIS that would convert all decimal points (periods) to commas for the purpose of ...
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Font color in legends ArcGIS 10

I've got a parcel feature class in ArcGIS 10. Some of the parcels were in the shapefile when I got it. Others I've added after importing the shapefile to a feature class in a personal geodb. I want ...
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set scale level of background map (QGIS)

is there a way to set the scale of the background map in QGIS? Im importing a backgroundmap from MapQuest via the open layer plugin. I'm creating an overview Map of a whole city, so it is not ...
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Removing duplicate point labels in QGIS

I am working on a protected areas map. The label layer is from the mapping authority. The one I am using is point based. Unfortunately some of the points carry the same name leading to duplicate ...
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Wrap on Character is greyed out QGIS 2.12

In QGIS 2.12, my "Wrap on Character" option is greyed out. How do I make that active? With it unavailable, I cannot get multi line labels.
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labeling every line segment

I am trying to label a line which contains 431 segments. I need to label each segment with a simple GIS_ID number. When I label the segments, many go unlabeled. Is there any way I can label all 431 ...
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How to move label in ArcGIS?

I am trying to move a label's position in order to show the blue polygon as pictured below. The label crosses other polygons (the blue polygon) that I must present in the map. The label is part of ...
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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 online,...
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Using “SELECT DISTINCT” in SQL Query for Labels?

Working with ArcGIS 10.2. I'm using GIS data downloaded from SHA and I'm using it to label roads. I have three different features I've selected to label (different kinds of roads). To keep it brief: I'...
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Set label transparency in PyQGIS

I have been trying to figure out how to set the transparency of my labels and label buffers in PyQGIS for an application I am building. I am using the "setCustomProperty" class from the QGIS API. I ...