Using QGIS version 2.10.1-Pisa. I have imported layers from an Ordnance Survey data set. I have a layer called 'Street any' which gives me the boundaries of the streets which I can see. I can see from the attribute table for the layer that the street names are there. How do I get the street names visible please. Long time since I did this and completely forgotten most of the little I once knew :(


Sounds like you want to label your streets layer to show the street names. You can do this by right-clicking the layer > Layer Properties > Labels, then select the attribute field which contains the names:

Road label

Hope this helps!

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    This is correct, there was a change between 2.8 and 2.10 where you have to active the labeling of the layer first. – Mapperz Oct 26 '15 at 14:33

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