The following expression is used to label duplicate geometries avoiding text overlap:


Although the function works perfectly and the labels do not appear overlapped (as shown in the screenshot), I would like to solve the problem of repeated labels being displayed. The repetition is happening because all the geometries are being labelled.

I think that a solution could be to group the repeated values for every duplicate geometry, since eliminating duplicate geometries is not a possibility in my project case. Or maybe there is a different solution approach.

  • Current result:

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Expected result:

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This is not optimal, but I was only able to find this solution. It would be better to call it a workaround. It may display a different result for your data.

     overlay_nearest('POINT_LABEL', VALUETEXT)

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