I'm trying to show cemetery label plots at all scales. I have tried to change the visible range within the label features (see screenshot below) but this wont let me go below 1:100. Anything that I type in below 100 will default back to 100.

The problem is that our cremation plots are approx 30cm x 30cm so even at a 1:100 scale these 3mm squares are too small to view labels (three digit numbers).

How do I allow labels to show below 1:100? Is there an alternative way that would work?

snapshot of label features

EDIT: I have allowed further zoom within the map settings of the application which allow for the map to zoom into 1:25 (yes the basemap will disappear at this level but that isn't a problem). Hence why I should be able to see labels at this same scale.

Map scale has been changed to allow for extra zoom

  • Convert labels to annotations in arcgis, use feature outline to features and publish them
    – FelixIP
    Jan 31, 2017 at 3:20
  • @FelixIP thanks, that was just what I needed. Can you please write this as an answer.
    – N. Begg
    Feb 1, 2017 at 0:25

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This way you can see labels in Collector as well, not just ArcGIS online.


In my case, 1:100 looks like the maximum scale you can zoom at.

So there is no point displaying the label scale at a finer level of detail, because there isn't. 1:100 is the maximum scale you can zoom at. That's probably why ArcGIS online won't let you do so.

See my screenshot, the zoom is 1 cm = 1 meters (or 100 cm, hence 1:100). And my labels are visible.

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    I have edited the map within the 'app' that allows for further zoom. Yes this removes my basemap and only shows my poygons, but that is ideal in this situation. I will add a picture of this into my question. This still doesn't solve the labeling issue :/
    – N. Begg
    Jan 31, 2017 at 1:49

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