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

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Removing labels from a basemap

I've made a nice roadmap and am trying to add a basemap, but the World Topo Map has town names, so does the USA Topo map and the Nat Geo Topo map. how do I get rid of these?
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Placing the label style alongside the layer style within the legend - Arcmap 10

I've been searching for a way to include the label symbology within the legend, something similar to the image below: (Apologies for the quality) There was a post some 4 years back that touched on ...
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Style symbolization: compute Label change?

Situation: I have a Style File to symbolize data of a FeatureClass (FC) in a GDB. The definition of Layer properties is set to "Categories" > "match to symbols in a style". Label is linked to a value ...
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Using Layout View graphic text?

I have labels that I need to remove/delete/turn off. All the data and the graphic text is set up but they were in the Data View. How do I turn the graphic texts off while you are in the Layout View ...
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How to print a label layer in the ArcGIS Server JS API

I'm trying to use a PrintTask to print a map, but am finding that a LabelLayer does not correctly print. I modified the Label Layer sample to include a Print Task, and found that the label layer is ...
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Is it possible to set the extents in which labels appear in Leaflet?

I'm fairly new to leaflet and web mapping in general. I was curious if there is a way to set labels to only appear at a certain range of extents. The point data layer I have clusters too much ...
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How does manual Label Placement in QGIS 1.9 work?

There are a bunch of questions here related to labeling in QGIS, but it's not clear which version they are referring to, and I know this is something that has changed recently. Hopefully it makes ...
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Callout Annotation in MapInfo

Is there any way to use callout windows or boxes in MapInfo with lead lines to label a point layer?
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How to alter labels in Mapbox Streets in Mapbox Studio

I am creating vector tiles in Mapbox Studio v5 based off of the MapBox Streets layer. I want to alter the labels that appear over buildings, parks, schools, churches etc. but I cannot find the code ...
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Converting shapefile labels to graphics ArcMap?

I have a shapefile that represents contours. Because I have clipped the contours to the map boundary they are broken in several places. Now that I have labeled the contours there are labels that are ...
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How to add label in one direction on cross-sections?

I would like to add cross-section labels in one direction to the mouth of the river. Unfortunately, in some places label turns 180 degrees as pictured. Do you know some automatic way to solve this ...
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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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Rule based labels using QGIS?

I couldn't find an option of "rule-based"-labeling in QGIS 2.10. For example that big cities are also labeled bigger than smaller cities. Am i missing something or doesn't it exist?
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Organizing point labels using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am creating a map with about 50 points and want to label the points numerically (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4...) and provide a table with the corresponding point numbers in order with additional columns with ...
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Using Function with replace with the US-350 to 350 How to?

I am trying to replace the US- 350 with 350 in the Label Expression but I am stuck how to do that... I am looking at the help here for the function: Function FindLabel ( [LABELFIELD] ) FindLabel = ...
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QGIS Vector Data with blank attribute tables

I have vector data shapefiles for Manitoba, but there is no names in the attribute tables. It seems Manitoba is still working on their attribute data. Is there a shapefile I can download to get these ...
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How can I set X/Y shadow offset values to 1 and -1 in the advanced text window?

I'm trying to use a label expression with ArcGIS formatting tags to create a shadow on my text. I've done everything I need except assigning a value of 1 to X offset and a value of -1 to Y offset. ...
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QGIS label spacing

Wondering how to space out the road names on my QGIS map to make it look cleaner?
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QGIS Print composer Label Icon in Legend

In a legend of a map I want to label the icon with a number, just as it appears in the map. As example, I have different parcels and every parcel has a number. In the map, the parcels are labelled. In ...
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ArcMap labeling performance using Citrix or RDS?

We have virtualized ArcMap in both Citrix and Remote Desktop Services environments. In both Citrix and RDS, when viewing a MXD that has a good amount of labels, the rendering is very slow. On a ...
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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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Setting mask (halo) for labels in Python script?

I currently am writing a python script and using a lot of the arcpy mapping module functionality. I have been using the LabelClass of the arcpy mapping module to automate the display of labels with my ...
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Putting “halo style” to labels with ArcPy? [duplicate]

I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 and I'm making a script I need to turn the field label of "ROUTE" and put my halo style lebels and add a text to my lebels this is my script as could modify my script? layer = ...
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Top fixed position with two lines

I am trying to place 3 labels on a polygon one at the top, middle and bottom. Everything works wells unto the top label requires a new line "\n", then the label drops a little from the top of the ...
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Change label size in OpenLayers 3 from QGIS Plugin output

I am working on OpenLayers 3 at the moment and my aim is to provide an offline map. At the moment I am trying to get GeoJSON files offline. For that I am using the QGIS Plugin that exports the ...
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Label only selected feature using QGIS?

Is it possible to make an expression that labels only the selected feature in QGIS? I tried it with this expression in the label tab: attribute( $currentfeature, 'LAENGE' ) But it labels all and not ...
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Legend disappears in QGIS 2.8 composer

I would like to keep my legend on as I export a multipage map set to PDF, but the legend appears to lose any layer items and just keep the title ("Legend"), which is what appears in my PDF document. ...
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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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How to make a column as a layer of label?

I have a table with many columns, some of them are "lon/lat" and "Name". After I draw objects on a map. How can I make a layer by the content of the column "Name"? How can I make a legend ...
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How to label raster cells using ArcGIS Desktop or QGIS?

I want to generate a small sample raster (eg. euclidean distance or cost distance) to explain the method of cost-distance analysis, and I'd like to label the pixels with the corresponding cost-value. ...
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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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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 add grid labels on the border of the data frame?

Licence: Advanced Version: ArcMap 10.1 I'm trying to place the labels of my measured grid at the border of my data frame. I've tried to edit the labels in the "Data Frame Properties -> Grids ...
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Preventing label text from overlapping in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Using ArcGIS 10.1 Desktop of Home Use (ArcInfo license I believe), I'm getting results like this using the included Maplex labelling engine: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/1282990/Clipboard01%20%282%29.jpg ...
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How to make QGIS label only the shapes that are showing up?

I have a layer where shapes are defined by rules (country) and secondly by categories (a type). I then select (check box) the country to show the shapes only for that country. This works very well, ...
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How to drag label using DragFeature or ModifyFeature?

I am new to openlayer. I have seen the examples in which DragFeature is able to move my points, polygon and lines. But when it comes to test the Label moving in IE8, then the dragging functionality ...
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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 improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter?

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could ...
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labelling line features

I am working with arcmap 10.2.2. I would like to label features in maps which I create with data driven pages. I have one ddp layer and another layer with the labels. The layer with the label ...
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Converting labels to points using ArcGIS Desktop?

is there a way to convert labels, created by Maplex labeling engine to point features? In MapInfo and CAD software, it's possible to convert labels to points. Those point features include a text and ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step is ...
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How to refresh display for newly added labels with ArcObjects

I've added a shapefile to an MXD and Edited the symbolization of it with ArcObjects. Now I'm trying to edit the labeling with ArcObjects. I've successfully been able to edit the default class in the ...
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Displaying single label for multiple features with same value in ArcMap?

I'm working on ArcMap 10. I have a layer of points which I categorized based on a field that we can call "Name". Thus, as you can see in the picture below, the layer is now composed of 24 colors, each ...
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Can labels for overlapping points be combined/merged into one label?

I have points representing sample locations. Often, multiple samples will be taken in the same location: multiple points with the same location but different sample IDs and other attributes. I'd like ...
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How to place labels at the boundary of the current map extent

I have a layer of reference grid lines on top of several map layers. The grid lines should be labeled with coordinate values: vertical grid lines with x-values and horizontal lines with y-values. The ...
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Check that a Variable is NOT Equal to Multiple Values

I am trying to use a check a field against several values (eg: [Name] != 'NONE', and [Name] != 'N/A'). This is for the label expression builder within ArcGIS and I am using it eliminate label for ...
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How to do advanced Python labeling in Arcmap?

Does anyone have a good reference for advanced/complicated labeling expressions in Arcmap? I am attempting to write a Python label expression that would involve multiple label definitions. Here is ...
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Labelling all features in ArcMap?

I am working in ArcMap 10.2.2. I have a shapefile with line features which I labeled with some vb code. The problem is when I zoom out there are labels that disappear, I have around 4000 features but ...
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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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Is label offset only possible in PCS?

I'm working with ArcGis 10 and I need to show the name of the streets along the street line. I want to increase the distance of the label from the line and I saw in the Label Tab I can control this by ...