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

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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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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 ...
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Is there any way to mass rename or import field names in Labels in Symbology?

I need to load an .avl that sets the symbology for me, but I also need to give the unique values their name, which is not what the Symbology->Category->Value Field uses, but another field in that ...
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Connect a point geometry with a graphics label on a map

I am creating a map with traffic signals in a city. Creating a point layer and adding my symbols as SVG mark is appropriate for 90%. But some signals explain alternativ routes used during events. ...
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How to apply symbology to raster and keep labels?

I am using Arcgis and I have this layer file with a specific stretched color ramp and custom High and Low labels. Whenever I apply symbology to any raster (I am doing a batch apply symb with arcpy ...
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Too many contours labels are showing up in ArcMap, not just ones for selected subset?

I created a shapefile for contours lines on the basis of a raster. Since I am interested in just 5 contours (out of, say, 50), I selected for display just the contours I am interested in. I achieved ...
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EasyCustomLabel in QGIS do not resize the labels

I use EasyCustomLabel to move some labels, but if I try to change the dimensions of the chars I cannot view any changes, both in the work and in the printing sheets. I use QGIS 2.6.1.
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Single Image WMS in Geoserver to clear duplicate labels

I have set up Geoserver with PostgreSQL/PostGIS as database. Imported a country boundary shapefile into the database and published as WMS. The data has got the Country name attribute in the "label" ...
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Overlay briefly has incorrect position in OpenLayers

I have an OpenLayers map with a number of points on the map. Some of those points are labeled via an ol.Overlay. Every 10 seconds, I call to the server and ask if the location of that point has ...
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How to create dynamic leader lines?

I'm trying to create dynamic leader lines by using a PostGIS view in addition to the QGIS „Move Label“ tool. CREATE VIEW leader_line AS SELECT gid, ST_MakeLine(geom, ...
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Callout labels and Maps

I'm trying to create a set of labels that are callouts that I can move, manipulate and position around the edges of my map but is also tied to the attribute table data. Is there an extension or way ...
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How to create multipe labels on polygons?

Is there any tool or function to create muliple labels on polygons? Edit: Meanwhile I've created a point layer for label placement using the refFunctions plugin. geomwithin('polygon', 'label') ...
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Shape Files and adding Label Data

Introduction: I'm still fairly new to GIS and have only had about 3 weeks experience. I set up an OSM server locally with .osm.pbf data and it worked just fine. When I pulled the map in the browser, ...
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Stacking label boxes in ArcMap label expression

Is there a way to automate getting a seperate text box for two different field names in the label expression in Arcmap? Right now I have both fieldnames stacked in the same box. Without having to ...
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Placing a label based on a point's location within a polygon

I have a polygon dataset and a point data set with occupants. I need to label the occupants of the house within the polygon and need the label to show up on the side associated with its polygon. ...
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

I have a polyline layer with the labels placed offset with a leader line going to the middle of the polyline. Is there some way to have a leader line go from the end of the line to the label then back ...
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Labeling one to many relationship class using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I’ve created a feature class with a one to many relationships to a table. One point many classes. However I want to label the point with the classes attributes. Esri wrote VB solution but it's ...
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QGIS: Labels shifting to different locations after I save from the attribute table

I just started working with QGIS, and I'm having a problem with my labels. I have figured out how to manually move labels for the points on my map (thanks to this forum!)--I have edited the attribute ...
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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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Leaflet.label and MarkerCluster problem with zoom dependent add/remove layers

Here's the setup: I have a leaflet map with point data, to which I have applied leaflet.label and leaflet.markercluster. I add the clustered point data at a particular zoom level (code below). All ...
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How to create a zoomed in portion of a map in print composer?

I posted a question yesterday about troubles I was having with labeling (which are still plaguing me), but it hit me today that it would probably be easier for me to just create zoomed in sections of ...
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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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Geoserver SLD text symbology

I have problem with the Geoserver. I have a layer (called "cities") which contains points with attributes. (ID, Name, Layer, etc....) I'd like to write out all the names (at now it doesn't matter if ...
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Using label expression to label highway with last group of numbers in field

I'm using Tiger road files and I want to label the highways with their shield number. Tiger has an inconsistent naming convention for road features; I am specifically concerned with the highways. I ...
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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 ...
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Rotating labels in QGIS 2.8.2

I have a question concerning label placement in QGIS. I'd like to rotate every label by 180°. Therefore, I set the rotation value to 180 (I've tried different ones as well as different variable types) ...
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How to split name in label so only first two words appear?

The labels for my feature SSA_NAME are approximately 5 words long. I would like to shorten the labels to only 2 words. Every time I try a different code I receive either an error message or my layer ...
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Easy Custom Labeling tool: How do I remove label arrows?

I am labeling a lot of features and the Easy Custom Labeling tool is helping me to move every label to the desired position. I also like that the tool adds arrows for labels that I moved but sometimes ...
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Polygon label repeated for each tile

I'm using the standalone GeoWebCache to serv tiles from a remote GeoServer. My problem is that the polygon label is added to each one of the tiles served, instead of only once in the polygon centroid. ...
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Placing road labels only at map edges and road intersections in QGIS

I want to place road labels only near the map edges, and where roads intersect - as depicted by the red X's in the image. Background: I've seen the military do that in their topo maps, and I think ...
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Graticule label orientation

I have a lat/long graticule set in my data frame. All looks good, except that the labels on the right and left read horizontally, when I'd like them vertically. I see them on other maps, so I know it ...
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Show dimensions on polygons

I have a shapefile that contains all of the property parcel lines in King County, WA. We are currently displaying this data through mapbox on our site with no issues. We would like to be able to show ...
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QGIS: Waypoint name (symbol label) in two rows [duplicate]

I have couple of longer waypoints names that I would like to put in two rows with center formatting but I just don't know how? I tried to put tag but it doesn't help... For example I have the ...
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QGIS 2.8.2 - Using spatial expressions in labelling

I'm creating some hard copy map output from QGIS. I want to use an expression to suppress labels for some features on a layer when another feature from another layer intersects with those features. ...
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Labeling layers with Python in QGIS. LinePlacementFlags

How could I set LinePlacementFlags with Python in QGIS? My code is something like: palyr = QgsPalLayerSettings() palyr.readFromLayer(layer) palyr.enabled = True palyr.fieldName = "attribute" Then ...
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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. ...