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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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Centered label halos in ArcMap 10.1

When I use label features with halos in ArcMap, whether using the standard or Maplex labeling engine, the halos in the exported map (PDF) are always shifted vertically, so that instead of the halo ...
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ArcGIS Label Manager 10.2 takes 20-30 seconds to load

Why does label manager take 20-30 seconds to load? I am on 10.2 with a SSD and 24gb of RAM. Does anyone else have issue loading the label manager in ArcMap? Is there any way to speed this process ...
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How to customize label color in QGIS: Data defined label settings? Expressions? Both? What are the steps?

Updated to show more current screenshot and clarified the question (Which tools? What are the steps?) I'm learning QGIS (1.8 "Lisboa" for Mac). On the QGIS Layer labeling Settings window there is a ...
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Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name?

Is there a way to label a layer using its file name or layer name (if I'd change it in Layers window TOC)? I tried some functions but I'm not good on that. I have lots of shapes (lines) and it would ...
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QGIS Labels: letter or word spacing ignored after export

My line label have letter spacing of 3px (Layer Properties -> Labels -> Text -> Spacing -> Letter). In print composer everything is drawn like I want it but after export to svg, pdf, or image the ...
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QGIS: rotatable markers with offset from point

Im wondering, if its possible (in QGIS), to set a rotatable marker with offset from point, like in my example below. Any suggestion?
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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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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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Hwo do I present labels in raster format in ArcMap 9.3?

I'm creating a raster map of a large city in ArcMap 9.3 which will be used in a third party software. My problem is that I need to find a way to include labels of street names in my output. I have a ...
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Smooth, not simplify, lines features in PostGIS

I'm trying to automatically generate paths to place labels on that follow the shape of rivers, 4wd tracks and other very windy lines. At first I thought the st_simplify() function was the answer, but ...
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Multiple text formats in a qgis label

Is there any way to have multiple text formats in a single qgis label? I am making a map that shows mountain summits. Many of these summits have more than one name and I would like to show each name ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 text field formatting

Is there a way in ArcGIS 10.1 to have a text field with a defined width to perform word wrapping (ideally with hyphenation) automatically, or do i have to implement it myself using e.g. pyhyphen? Use ...
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SLD - disable follow line

I have a simple SLD style using in GeoServer v2.3.0 and testing in uDig. I have a interstate symbol that I do not want the label symbol to follow the line. I thought if I set: <sld:VendorOption ...
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How to make labels' size relative to the map in QGIS1.8?

I want to make my labels' size changed automatically with the scale of the map,so in the menu of "Layer labeling settings",I set the Text size" in map Unit".However,the labels in the selected layer ...
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Convert geojson labels MBR to MapInfo text object

Im using Dymo (https://github.com/migurski/Dymo/) to generate automatic point labels placement. The output of Dymo is a geojson containing MBRs of the positioned labels with the names of the labels in ...
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Setting absolute label size ArcMap10

I have an architecture plan with elevation measurements. When I display the labels (Bullet Leader style), the automatic scaling moves the label on top of the background layers, obstructing them. I ...
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How do I create a leader line for a label in my bar graph in ArcMap?

I am displaying a bar graph of various tornado watches and warnings along with the actual tornado touchdowns themselves. Since the tornado touchdowns are such a small number compared to the large ...
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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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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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How to set tolerance value of ST_Intersects query in TileMill?

I want to place river names in Tilemill. I use "text-dy" to displace label from the center line of a river. But for labeling polygonal rivers, names extracted from lines are used too. So at a small ...
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How to display a layer's label source column?

I have a CSV layer that displays points on the map. I use one of the columns as the Label. In Print Composer I would like to display the name of the column used to generate layer Labels. Is this ...
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Replace google map MARKER with HTML element

I want to add a custom HTML element (that can become transparent dynamically) instead of a marker. Basically my html object would be a cirle (or rounded pin) with a picture of users in the middle. ...
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Qgis 2.0: Several symbols in one line behind a label?

Is that possible in qgis 2.0: If a city have several POIs which I can not draw at their origin location because of the scale of the map or because there are just too much symbols, can I draw them ...
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How to enforce labels for all polygons?

I am trying to label polygons but it does not always work. Either the polygon is quite large, then the label appears, or the polygon is small, then the label is not displayed. I've already tried to ...
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How to dynamically disperse point labels in ArcMap, using image files and leader lines?

My GIS group needs to find, or somehow develop, a labeling tool for points in ArcMap. Ideally, it would work like this: Each point would be labeled using an image file (jpg or png) so that a ...
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Arrow flow lines from a contour map

using QGIS (or even GRASS) is it possible to label a contour lines shape with arrows that indicate the flow direction? Briefly: I have a point shape with elevation values. I make an interpolation map ...
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QGIS map tip / label showing a table

I have a MSSQQL Spatiatal layer with Point data (borehole locations, pointID) and a joint table lithology (soil info per borehole, pointID, depth from, depth to, constituent) Is there a way to use ...
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How do I use Arcpy to label based on two different expressions, then convert to annotation?

I am trying to open an mxd and turn on labels before converting them to annotation. I would like to turn on labels with 2 different classes, based on 2 different expressions, then convert them to 1 ...
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Printing a label from a point layer attribute on a raster layer (GRASS)

I am interpolating with boundaries using v.surf.idc in GRASS. It works wonderfully and I fully recommend it. I am creating an animation and I use v.surf.idc to generate sequential interpolated raster ...
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How to achieve labeling in openlayers as Google did?

I am tried to find a solution for my question. Please look the images below. Google Google are awesome!!.. They are doing fantastic technique in labeling part. Please look the marked labels, the ...
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return to newline arcgis/arcSDE/postgres labeling

i have two tables : parcel and owners with many to many relation ship so i want to print owners name in my parcels (type polygon), so i coded using .net a function that create field in parcel ...
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In Opengeo 4.0.2 suite, enabling labels causes map to show pink screen.

In Opengeo 4.0.2 suite, enabling labels causes map to show pink screen. The map shows up properly if labels are switched off. I am using Opengeo 4.0.2 suite on Ubuntu 13.10 server. How do I ...
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Label should appear inside the polygon only

I'm working on vectorLayers of OpenLayers and I'm labeling my layer based on some attribute, while the label appear at some certain zoom level. The problem I'm facing is that though label appears at ...
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Avoiding upside-down data-driven labels from layers when rotated in print composer

I'm making a printed map using QGIS. I have a bunch of roads in one layer. I've labeled them with one field "name" from the layer properties. I've set the placement to "curved", and the results ...
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OpenLayers feature label is not centered

I have a problem with OpenLayers feature label. When I add label to the feature feature.attributes = { fullName: name, favColor: '#880000' }; and show feature on the map, then The label ...
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How to show point labels with rotation and offset

In ArcGIS 10.2, I have a point layer with street names and rotation field. I need to use the rotation field AND show labels with an offset and centered on top of the points (I want all names to ...
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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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How do I completely fill polygons with text labels on a per-feature basis?

I would like to create a map of regions, where each region is completely filled with its specific chunks of text. Think a map of Wordles in the shape of regions that are assembled together into a map. ...
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How to preserve label rotation when importing DXF into QGIS?

I am in the process of importing some rather messy DXF data into QGIS. I already fixed dangeling lines thanks to GRASS, created polygons, and even translated the data to the correct position. But I ...
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How to have polygon labels always display using GeoTools 8?

I'm not able to consistently display labels for polygon features. The label is not displayed, as far as I can tell, unless the polygon is large enough to contain the entire label string. I can ...
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Does ArcGIS (arcObjects SDK for java) support multiline labels using TextSymbol?

Is it possible to add multline labels using textsymbols in ArcGIS 10.1 (SDK for Java) in a 3d model? In my system, even the spaces are getting omitted, for a String s="this is \n war" Label ...
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how to create billboard labels on arcglobe in java

how can i create billboard labels in arcGis 10.1 (java API) on a GlobeBean. i am trying to create basic text symbols but have encountered this particular problem. Even a label inside a balloon ...
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Specify formatting of floating point numbers in QGIS labels?

Is there a way to specify the format used with floating point numbers used as labels in QGIS? By default they print with a large number of digits after the decimal place but I would like to specify ...
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Labels disappear under diagrams

I try to insert labels over piecharts diagrams, but I am not able to make labels visible. I try with a new shape file (copy of the first one) and put it up but the labels are not visible, I can only ...
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Can I manually set the size of GeoServer's tiles?

I'm using GeoServer to generate a street name overlay that we can use with our various basemaps. It works great, but the names repeat too often to be truly beautiful. I've tried bumping up the ...
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Model Builder not completely honoring lyr file

I have created a series of map templates for one of our departments that each have an associated model. As part of the model I also created a lyr file for symbology and labeling (the subject parcel ...
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Why cant I “Add label colums to attribut table” etc. in QGIS 1.9?

Why cant I "Add label colums to attribut table" and why cant I use Letter spacing, Word spacing and so on? I have a shp-file. qgis version 1.9
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CAD Contour Lines to ArcGIS Attributed Polylines

I'm having a 'CAD to GIS' issue. I have a dwg file which contains large number of contour lines that have been split by labels. I need to import the contour lines from CAD to GIS so that they contain ...
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Why can't I see some polygon labels?

I create some features of polygon. And then, I put label with labeling from tool bar. I could confirm label of few features. On the other hand, I could not see the label of another features. I try ...