I am using QGIS 2.14 and trying to move labels from one layer (="polygon") in order to not overlap features from another layer (=purple "point"):

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I tried to move the labels with the Placement option in the Label tab properties-but with no success. I also read a lot of questions in this subject but I didn't understand how can I do it (Is there a way to prevent labels from being on top of everything else? etc).

I am seeking for a similar answer as in ArcGIS, see this answer: How to prevent labels from one layer from overlapping features in another layer


I'm using QGIS 2.16, so it's possible this is a new feature, but I don't think so. Open the Labels tab for the point layer and select the "Blocking" option from the menu at the top. It should block any labels from being placed on top of this layer. enter image description here

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