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Jan
12
comment How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
These were shapefiles, but your idea of moving to PostGIS and managing the data issues on the fly is a really good one. I would suggest you move your comment to an Answer, since I could make a pretty valid argument that this is a good resolution.
Jan
7
revised How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
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Jan
7
comment How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
No, you were definitely on the right track. I played around with the weights (high weight on lake polygons + "minimize placing labels over the features interior, low weight on rivers) and got closer, but never really got to the point where the river labels were not on the lake. The issue appears to be associated with lines that are both inside and outside of the polygon.
Jan
6
revised How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
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Jan
6
comment How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
Thanks. I was looking for something like that, and had not noticed that drop-down option before. However, I would say this was only moderately successful. 1) It only "kind-of-sort-of" discouraged labels from the River layer (they still show up in within the lake, but less-so), and 2) now I don't have my Lake name labels :( I have also tried setting the River labels > Obstacles "Discourage labels from covering features" (no success) and setting weights Low & High (no success), and setting Placement > Priority = Low & High (no success).
Jan
5
asked How to avoid labeling features if overlapped by another layer?
Dec
20
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Dec
8
revised Georeferencing image in ArcGIS for Desktop?
Changed user words from geocoding to georeferencing
Dec
7
revised Finding shapefiles of pipeline data?
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Nov
23
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Nov
20
revised ArcGIS 10.1 edit PostgreSQL layer
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Nov
6
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Nov
2
comment Increase python script speed
If the user wants the question deleted, they should have that right, regardless of whether or not someone "gets points" for answering the question. Imagine if you were in this users position.
Oct
28
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22
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6
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Sep
24
comment postGIS 'dynamic' SQL queries
While your question may just be conceptual code, you should read up on SQL Injection, too, and adjust your final code design. Imagine if I gave a list like: "1; DROP DATABASE [master]"
Sep
24
revised PostgreSQL equivalent of ArcGIS “Eliminate” function?
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Sep
24
revised How to get all (or selected) values from a single field in a table?
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