I have MultiPointMs in a PostGIS (v. 2.2.2) database.

I would like to know if it is possible in QGIS (v. 2.14.1) to label each point with its M-Value.

For instance:

MultiPointM(1 1 0, 2 2 1, 3 3 2); Coordinates obviously made up

And in QGIS I would like to have the point (1 1) to have a label with "0". The point(2 2) would be labeled "1" and the point (3 3) would be labeled "2".

I would prefer having a script-free solution (as the final user is not myself).

A friend suggested this : How can I label both coordinates in mmQGIS?

Which gives some hints on the direction to go... The $x and $y work perfectly... But it doesn't seem to like $m (and I wouldn't know where to search for to know what would be the equivalent).


The answer is actually in the label expression editor under Geometry (I had to look it up ;)). To show the M value, you'd do this:


You can also use an arbitrary geometry definition as given in the example.

  • Thanks! This worked out well to get the M value, but I still have issues labeling each point of the multipoint individually... – benoitespinola Aug 4 '16 at 13:23
  • Oh, right... I'll look into that when I have a chance. If nothing else, you can create a view on the table that uses ST_DumpPoints to provide a row for each point. That way your user will never have to update anything. – Rob Skelly Aug 4 '16 at 17:03

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