I have a dataset of points with data at different depths:

e.g as a csv file as follows:




There will be multiple points with the same ID but different depths - how can I make QGIS only label the "ID" once? Have been banging my head with this for a while and can't figure it out.

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    Welcome to GIS.SE. Are you aware that duplicate geometries aren't best practice? If so, why did you choose to use them? Furthermore, how do you decide which value to use for a label, or which column would you want to use for a label?
    – Erik
    Oct 25, 2019 at 8:35
  • Check out gis.stackexchange.com/questions/299788/…
    – MrXsquared
    Oct 25, 2019 at 8:58

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Here are a couple of simple solutions. I'm assuming points with the same ID are at nearly the same location.

  1. If the points with the same ID are supposed to be at the same location, try snapping them to exactly the same location with the one of the snap tools (snap geometries to layer or snap points to points).

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    When two points are in exactly the same place QGIS will usually only label one of them.

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  2. Use the point cluster rendering symbology type. This generates a symbol with two layers: a point marker and a font marker. Change the font marker portion of the symbol to display the ID field.

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It's worth noting (as Erik pointed out in the comments above) that duplicate geometries are not a best practice. It might be better to rearrange your data to have a single point at each location, and multiple depth fields for each point, eg "Depth1" "Depth2" "Depth3" etc. The snapping tools and the aggregate tools might be helpful for this.

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