Our map (not publicly visible, sorry) shows owner names and property boundaries. Sometimes the names are truncated about a vertical line, as in these examples. The first example also shows one name spans the vertical line.

map 1

map 2

I'm wondering if the text is only laid over a tile if a small circle around the centre point happens to fall on the tile. In the case of Kauri Glen Limited in the first example, perhaps the circle falls onto two tiles. Pure guesswork.

Can anyone explain definitively what's going on, and provide a way to prevent the truncation?

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If some of your labels have words that appear cut off at the tile edges, the buffer area in your map is too small. In this section of the CARTO documentation you can find how to solve the problem.

  • I'm wondering if a large buffer-size might affect performance (having to handle items which are actually off the edge of the tile, but whose buffer falls on the tile)? Are there any other docs covering the buffer-size property? Feb 26, 2017 at 21:56

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