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I have a layer (point features) containing various points of interest (POIs), some of them have the exact same location. I would like to map these POIs and add a label showing their names. However, for those POIs that share the same location, QGIS just display the overlapping labels and it is not readable.

Is there a way in QGIS to automatically place labels for point features so that they never overlap, even though they belong to the same layer?

I found this relevant thread, but no solution to the problem.

  • See this thread: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/74317/… – Zoltan Jan 29 '16 at 16:31
  • Thanks, but I already saw it. I put this link in my question. – Damien Jan 29 '16 at 17:36
  • if you select "around point" on the labels placement tab QGIS tries to select the empty place around the point. – Zoltan Jan 29 '16 at 23:13
  • Labels-->Placement-->Free this will fix the issue. – user140347 Apr 11 at 15:30

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