I use QGIS to map and store local history data. Because of this my point attribute data contains a lot of text. Since the textbox are so small it's hard to use and present the information. Is it possible to view this data in a way simular to Google Earth?

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    what is "a way similar to Google Earth" ?
    – Snaileater
    May 17, 2019 at 15:34
  • Which "textbox" are you using? Identify window, HTML map tip, attribute table, label item in the print composer, ... ? There are ways to change the font size in all these.
    – csk
    May 17, 2019 at 18:36
  • In google earth you can see all the attribute data, like a text document without any table. May 19, 2019 at 11:16
  • Sorry, no textbox. I want to see the full text i add to the fields in the attribute table, when im using the identify object funcion. When i use this function and click on a point, the attributedata will show in it's own window, but i can only se a portion of the data. Did this make more sence ? May 19, 2019 at 11:26

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I think using HTML map tip is what you want, to activate it open the Layer Properties dialog for a layer and select the Display tab, there you could configure the map tip (use HTML and CSS) to show the information you want when you hoover above a point in your map.

see this blog post from Nathan Woodrow for an exemple.

  • Thank you! I think that will do. It's more or less what im looking for. May 19, 2019 at 11:53

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