I have vector file of say Sewer lines with diameter as their labels. Against some of the sewer, georef. images are placed. While displaying all together, line labels do appear over the raster file. I want to avoid that. I am using ArcGIS 10.5

Picture is attached (Current condition)Labels are appearing like this that i want to avoid

  • @radouxju one more thing... what are you saying about "specific symbols that replace labels" and yes diameters are of standard sizes. – Atiqa Khan Jan 30 at 8:30
  • you could use different colors or types of lines in the symbology, based on the attribute table (e.g. red lines (or dotted lines) for 8, black lines (or straight line) for 12...) otherwise you see the label, but you don't know where it start/ends. – radouxju Jan 30 at 8:34

I don't think that there is a direct solution. As a workaround, you should create vector polygons with the extents of your raster, add those polygon to your map (with a transparent symbology), and give a weight of 1000 to the interior and the boundary of your polygons to indicate that the feature should not be overlapped by labels.

As a remark, you probably have a few standard diameter for your sewer (e.g. 2.5, 3, 6, 8, 12), so a specific symbol could replace your labels (and you only use labels for the non standard values)

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