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I have two datasets, the first is a polygon dataset of wellsite pads in NE British Columbia. The second is a point dataset representing well heads in the same area. The point dataset has an attribute describing the location of the well head, this is the attribute I want to use to label with.

The problem is, is that it is not a one to one relationship. One wellsite pad can have multiple wellheads on it and there is no attribute linking the two. What I want to do is label each well pad (polygon) with a list of stacked labels of well heads that are on that pad. See screenshot example of the kind of things I'm after.

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I sketched up some examples in CAD to illustrate my problem. If I label the wellhead data I get something like the below sketch

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How do I have the well head labels for each pad neatly ordered and stacked?

See screenshot below.

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  • Why do you need to link or join your two datasets? If your points have the information, can't you just label those points? – Midavalo Jun 9 '17 at 16:44
  • The catch is I want the labels to grouped by the wellsite pad, i.e. a list for wellheads for each pad – rockycove Jun 9 '17 at 16:51
  • So your wellheads points aren't on the wellpad polygon? I'm not sure I understand the problem. Or are they just labeling in the wrong place? – Midavalo Jun 9 '17 at 16:53
  • I'll edit my post to include more info – rockycove Jun 9 '17 at 16:59
  • is all the info (pad sites) in the same table? – NULL.Dude Jun 9 '17 at 17:29
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If all your data is located in the same table just create a label expression see below as example

def FindLabel ([attribute1], [attribute2], [attribute3]): return [LEGACY_ID] + "\n" + [attribute2] + "\n" + "[attribute3]

  • I'm unsure how this would work? My understanding is that the well head labels are from different features, not different attributes of the same feature. – Midavalo Jun 9 '17 at 18:08
  • The attribute data I need is in the point shp, but there is no common attribute between the point shp and the polygon shp – rockycove Jun 9 '17 at 18:09
  • perform a join so all the data is in the polygon table then build your label expression for your appropriate fields gis.stackexchange.com/questions/151826/… – NULL.Dude Jun 9 '17 at 18:11
  • just realized you said there is no common identifier between the two tables...apologize for mis-reading – NULL.Dude Jun 9 '17 at 18:16
  • Hey no probs, apologies on how badly I worded it – rockycove Jun 9 '17 at 18:17

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