I have a point layer that I serve as WMS with GeoServer. The points have language and name properties and some points have the same geometry so they overlap. What I want to do is to prioritize rendering of labels for certain language using SLD stylesheet.

Example: There are two points with same geometry, one has language value 5, the other has language value 7. I want only the name of point with language value 7 to be rendered.

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You can use the Priority option in your TextSymbolizer to favour one label over the others. The higher the value the more likely a label is to be used.

  • From what I get, this will make a label with higher population value (in your case) a priority. But what if the value that I want to prioritize is not the highest one? Mar 13, 2019 at 9:21
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    you can use some maths or an if_then function to make it the largest
    – Ian Turton
    Mar 13, 2019 at 9:24

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