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Is there a way to export labels in QGIS?

I've used the v2 labeling engine to place some nice looking road labels. Now I'd like to export those labels as a point shapefile for use in another program. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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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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km2 or sqkm - which is more correct?

What is more correct, km2 or sqkm? I'd prefer to use km with a superscript 2, but it's not always possible to format text that way so I was just wondering if there is a convention that should be ...
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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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How to move labels in QGIS?

I'm trying to manually move labels but having some trouble. I'm trying to move the labels while in edit mode. I've added fields for x coordinate (all null), y coordinate (all null), rotation (all =0), ...
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Find a suitable font size for the map scale?

Is there a website that suggests suitable font sizes for each scale level in the layout? I am currently using ArcGIS 9.3 but pretty soon will upgrade to 10. Thanks !
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Which labelling tool/engine in QGIS will be supported in the long term?

Why does QGIS appear to have two labelling tools? (Note this is not new and old symbology, but that...) there are two different GUIs, one in the toolbar (which gives the Data Defined Settings option) ...
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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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Customizing label features using arcpy

I have a script that creates symbology for a polyline (contours) and then adds it to a .mxd file. My problem is that it picks the “FontName” as the default field to label on the map (see attached ...
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Getting text to center in a label expression

Is there an expression that can be entered in the label expression that will force text to center? Such as the ones used to change case/replace/etc. Thanks!
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Labeling Issues in ArcEditor 10.0 [closed]

ArcEditor 10.0 I am creating a map for a client for a whole state. I finish putting in all the shp files, I label what client requires. The shps I use are town/range/sections (TRS), Cities ...
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How to achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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How can I display “related” data in a polygon label?

I have the classic situation with ownership parcels where a single polygon has numerous owners. I have related the parcel shapefile with an owner table in my database but for the life of me I can't ...
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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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Openlayers renderer in IE8 - Labels not visible

I copied the source code of http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html. This url works just fine in IE8. I put the html page as it is in the webfolder in our network. I opened ...
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Openlayers dynamically label polygon segments

My requirement is to show dynamic label on polygon feature's segments with some offeset. The label text should have the rank of each segment. If it is a square which starts at top left corner it will ...
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How to display intersecting roads and create multiple labels for long roads in QGIS?

I am new to GIS and I am using Qgis 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one please tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the ...
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Is there an option to remove duplicate polygon labels in QGIS?

I would like to know if there is an option in QGIS labeling engine which would remove all the duplicate labels. My polygon layer contains a few features with same name. So when labeled it becomes a ...
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How to disable polygon Label on the vertices (OpenLayers) in Edit Mode

I added the style on the polygon layer like so. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); // get a copy of the default style style.label = "1233456 ha" ...
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Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to move ...
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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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Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?

Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?
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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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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales?

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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How do I make text show up on top of Markers using Carto in TileMill

I'm attempting to place intersection markers on a trail map. Each intersection has a number. I can't seem to get the text show up above the marker. If I use the opacity, I can see the text is ...
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How to only show labels for an arbitrary selection of items?

I'm curious how others go about solving this problem: You've created a map for something with a large number of features that are labeled. The customer/client asks that you only show labels for X, Y ...
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layer mask does not mask labels, only vector data

I am using ArcGIS 10. I made a layer mask (polygon) that blocks out everyting in a number of vector layers that is outside the area of interest (outside the boundary of two districts). I successfully ...
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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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Change “Default” label in label manager Arc 10

Does anyone know if there is a way to change the Default Label in the Label Manager for ArcGIS 10? Otherwise is there a way to mass label features. I have about 500 feature layers in this MXD and in ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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What's wrong with my label formatting?

I have some formatting issues with my labels. I am using a fairly straight forward expression (see below). It sort of works fine but some formatting is being ignored, namely the ALL CAPS ACP tags. ...
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Not all labels created in ArcGIS

I have a set of polygons in ArcGIS 10, which I want to label. Despite setting the Unplaced label icon to "on" and using an expression for the label (so that all objects should be labelled), not all ...
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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights: Maplex Issue

When setting labels to rotate based on a field, annotation will overlap other features even if the weight is set to 1000. Does anyone know if there is a way to force it to follow both the rotation ...
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Is it possible to label the start and end of a line in MapServer?

I would like to be able to have the upstream invert at the top of the main and the downstream at the bottom. <---Down Label---------------------------------------------Up Label--->
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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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Can I alter font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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Label Expressions to replace null values with text not in feature class

I need to label some hydrants (points) - some of these belong to the fire brigade and have a number assigned to them, some do not and thus do not have a number. I would like to write an expression ...
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Some labels are not displaying

I'm using arc 10 and trying to label line features. It labels 75% of the features normally, while others will not display any label. There is no obvious geographic or label correlation between the ...
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Is there a way to download and import labels for the CanVec Named Features (Code 1580010) layer (Natural Resources Canada)?

I used the CanVec symbology toolkit (described here) to symbolize all the downloaded data but now I am wanting to downland and import labels or a procedure that I should follow for creating all ...
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Formatting Dates in QGIS labels

I would like to display a date field as a label. The data is from a shapefile. The field in question is a date field. When I use the date field for the label, it displays in the yyyy/mm/dd format. I ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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Label legend interval with number of elements - ArcMap 10

I have made a series of choropleth maps in ArcMap 10. When I classify the interval the bottom of the dialogue tells how many elements are in the class. Is it possible to have this number ...
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How to label a dynamic KML file in OpenLayers?

How can I display labels for features in a KML file on an OpenLayers map. I was thinking of using popup messages, but labels are more attractive and eye-catching. I want to replicate the labeling ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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Duplicate display of annotation in SLD script

I am using one sld file in geoserver of village parcel display. It works fine, but the issue is that the annotation(parcelno) display duplicates/replicates when I zoom in. What can I do? Thanks
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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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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say).
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When labelling polygons, not all labels are displayed - QGIS 1.7.0

I am trying to create a simple map of Mexico showing the state polygons and their label. The state shapefile is from here, and the specific file is the first one from the top (Áreas Geoestadísticas ...
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How could I label features and convert them to annotations with arcpy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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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 ...