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

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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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qgis2 - hide a layer (or its labels) when another layer is coincident?

I have two road layers - one is a subset of the other, so, there's a lot of overlap. When they are coincident, I see labels from both layers. The 'lower' layer is the thin line road in the SW ...
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Rendering and Labeling Shapefile with PyQGIS

I've been running into a few problems working with the QGIS API for python. I've gotten more comfortable working in the python console in QGIS but I run into problems when I try to run the code ...
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Acquiring road labels

So this is a data acquisition questions: I have data retrieved from OSM, QGIS2.0. It's a region of Qatar. Of the 13 thousand or so roads, I only pulled in about 1 thousand road names. The roads do ...
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How to create halo for a text in the composer

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1 Thank you
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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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QGIS 2.0, SpatiaLite: labels disappear after setting data defined position (x,y)

I added to my SpatiaLite table (.osm-import with the "standard" QGIS-OSM-Plugin) two empty columns x and y (double) to define manually the position of my labels (data defined labeling). But after ...
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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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How to label only some places instead of all?

How do I turn of some place names, or rather turn on some places names but not the rest. How do I turn of or hide that? [s]I also get a red cross under the place names which I dont like to see. How do ...
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Multiple labels in QGIS [duplicate]

Is it possible to show 2 or more labels for 1 layer? For example - 1 label will show the name of a school and the 2nd label will show the number of students? They should be completly different labels. ...
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How to format labels with leading zeroes?

I'm trying to display a number next to a symbol in QGIS 2.0.1 - The numbers are from an integer-field in a postgresql database. The goal is that single digit numbers get a leading 0. Examples: 12 ...
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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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Labeling mulitple interests stacking problem [duplicate]

I am using ArcView 10.1 and am using this code to no avail in the Labeling Properties [Company_Ne] &VBNEWLINE& [Exp_Date_O] I know there is a way but am not familiar with the scripting for ...
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Single tiled Mapserver WMS to avoid Labels and features cut along tile borders and repeated labels

I am using Mapserver-wms-openlayers for publishing maps. But there are some issues came across related to duplicate labeling for same feature in adjacent tiles, unwanted breaks in line features along ...
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How to suppress spaces in labels?

I want to label some lines. The labels has spaces like "label 1". I want to suppress all spaces so that the result is like "label2" without changing the attribute table. Is that possible?
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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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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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How to create labels using 2 columns? [duplicate]

I want to label a layer with 2 columns/attributes. It´s not a problem in Mapinfo, but can it be done in QGIS as well?
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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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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 ...
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Label background in SLD

Is there any possibility to construct SLD style which displays label with rectangular background. Background has to have sizes which automatically fit to sizes of text content. I would prefer not to ...
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OpenLayers: how to display the character degrees in the label

I would like to display temperature in label. So how can I write DEGREE SIGN? to be display as ° I was trying write: & # 176; or & deg; or \ & deg; and nothing. Can anybody knows? I ...
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How to Use Label Expression with Text Formatting Tags

I am using a Label Expression to label a parcel layer. The expression is: "<FNT name=""Arial"" size=""12"">" & [Owners_Nam] & "</FNT>" This works correctly for some labels, but ...
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2 labels, 1 query - 1 a symbol and the other text: How?

I have a problem: I am trying to add a label to a feature that has two fields embedded in it. The first field simple has two numbers and I would like them to be placed within a circle (text symbol - ...
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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 define leaders to a label in QGIS 2

In QGIS 1.8 and 1.9 I used a plugin called Easy Labels to develop leader lines that would be saved as a memory layer. I have not been able to replicate this with QGIS 2.0, I cant even find the Easy ...
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Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
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Why is Maplex making all my labels disappear?

I've got a shapefile with 300+ points in it, and am trying to organise the labelling. I installed a trial version of the Maplex licence, as via some research I've come to the conclusion that this ...
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How to position callout bubble leader using maplex?

I'm using data driven pages to produce a number of maps. I'm using Maplex to have a callout bubble labeling my features. The problem is that for about 5% of the features, the callout bubble is not ...
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How to label vector features programmatically?

I am using python for QGIS 2.0.1 and I have a vector layer of points representing the positions of state labels. I want to display the 'state abbreviation' attribute on the corresponding point for ...
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Data defined label alignment option greyed out on new Quantum GIS Dufour

I am trying to customise the positioning of labels in relation to points in a vector file layer in the new QGIS 2.0. In QGIS 1.8 I was able to enter two customised X/Y columns in the attribute ...
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Labeling Issues with Geoserver

I have everything working on my geoserver except for the labeling. I have searched and I cannot find any solution. I am by no means an expert. I can modify the look/symbology of my polygons, lines, ...
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features label didn't appear for some featuresClass

i'm working in a stand-alone application using arcEngine , arcSDE geodatabase , VB.net so my problem is that i can't appear the features label for some featuresClass. when i opened it in arcMap to ...
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How to create different label styles for different polygon classes?

I'm new to QGIS 2. I have a polygon shape with two classes, and I want to set different labeling style and different "Scale-based visibility" but I don't get how the expression works.
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Table Manager - Shapefile (Labels) [duplicate]

I have a point shapefile which is an output of the plugin table manager. Now I’m labeling the features, but i can´t seem to get the move label bottom to work, and is active. Is there any connection? ...
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How do I keep my callout boxes from looking wrong when the data frame is rotated?

I sometimes like to rotate a data frame in a layout, for example to fit more on the page if my area of interest is rectangular and runs from, say, northeast to southwest. But when I do, something ...
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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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(How) Can I define my own placement settings for labels?

Is it possible to define my own Placement settings for my labels? The predefined ones are not bad, but I would need a few more of my own design. How can I accomplish that?
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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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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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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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MapServer: How to display and style a Text layer?

I'm trying to display a text layer using MapServer, but I'm kind of confused how to get it to display properly. When opening the .TAB file in a GIS application (in this case, MapInfo Profressional) ...
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Is it possible to use If/Then Statements with dynamic text in Data Driven Pages? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use If/Then statements with dynamic text in Data Driven pages labeling? I have been trying a bunch of different ways, but it has not been working, and I am fairly new at writing ...
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Weighting a data frame within another frame for map creation

I've currently got an inset data frame sitting in a corner of a larger data frame. Some labels are being half covered by the smaller data frame. I was wondering if there are any tips on how to weight ...
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How to make a different font and color of text in labels?

Is it possible to make a bold or italic, and change the color of individual words Label? Example: the first line is bold in red text, font 12, second row 10 green italic font
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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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Removing 0 values when labelling an integer field

I am trying to do a simple labelling exercise however I am a bit stuck on how to remove unwanted '0' values. I have three fields which I would like to display in a stacked label i.e. on three lines. ...
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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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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 ...