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Is there a way to add text/annotation to my map in QGIS as a layer? I have a map of vegetation types an point data the text (field names/flurnamne) should be between these two layers. It there must not be a background or box around it and should not cover the points. It would be ideal if I could arrange the text on a path or line as the shortest name must stand for the largest area.

Is there a way to add annotation just a text, no box, background or point?

At the moment I just added text in print composer and set transparency, but results are not very satisfying

EDIT: The text should be under the points. I have a map with the vegetation types and the point data and want to add the fieldnames/flurnamen of certain area. It would ideal if spacing etc. could be adjusted so that the text covers the whole area, e.g. name_1 in on the line.

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  • Please clarify: Do you mean that you want to draw the points over the labels, i.e. points should cover labels where necessary? Maybe you could add a sketch? – underdark Jan 17 '15 at 13:42
  • The description contradicts the sketch since the "Name_2" label overlaps the underlying points. But it seems like you have already found a solution that works for you. – underdark Jan 17 '15 at 15:15
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I found a workaround: Add a new line feature, set transparancy to 100% and lable this line.

It seems to produce the a good result, as letter spacing & transparancy can be adjusted.

greetings J

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