Similar to this question: How do I draw the arrow on the line using SLD of Geoserver?

The answer there works, but I need to place the arrow on the midpoint of the line. Alternatively, it could be placed along the line with a certain offset from the start or end point.

The reason is that I am using this for lines that have a symbolized point feature (for manholes in a sewer network) at each end. These points would interfere with arrow at beginning or end of the line.

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The filter functions currently available to align an arrow with a line are "startAngle" and "endAngle". What you need is a "midAngle" which is not there, but could be coded.

If you can code Java here are some references:

If instead you'd like someone else to do the coding there is a commercial support option too.

  • Alternatively it needs a distance along the line function to allow offsets, but I guess that would end up being in pixels at that point
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Jan 21, 2018 at 13:07
  • @IanTurton there was a fix on master to handle that (make sure these function work against the original geometry). Commented Jan 21, 2018 at 20:29

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