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Questions tagged [annotation]

In cartography, text or graphics on a map that provide information for the map reader.

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Reuse annotation in ArcGIS 10.3

Every year I spent lot of time manually adjusting annotation labels for our 2018 stations (250+ points & labels in a A4 page). To save effort, I want to reuse most of these labels for 2019. Can ...
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Making curved annotated text when Edit vertices in Draw toolbar greyed out?

In the past when I have tried to draw text that wasn't on a straight line, I highlighted the text and was able to use the 'Edit Vertices' tool in the Draw toolbar. For some reason when I highlight the ...
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Unable to delete certain elements from my map

Can anyone help me get rid of these 2 boxes ? I can't figure out how they showed up in the first place... I've remove the check marks next to all my layers and the boxes won't go away. I'm getting ...
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Writing labeling expression in ArcGIS Pro using ArcPy?

I'm having some serious trouble working with arcpy and labels in ArcGIS pro right now, and was hoping anyone could assist. I'm currently working on a script that should take data from a point feature ...
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Error with Annotate Selected Features in ArcGIS Pro 2.1.2

I'm trying complete a script that will automatically create an annotation layer from a feature layer in ArcGIS Pro but am hitting a wall with the "Annotate Selected Features" code block (all ...
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How to label a rubber band (QgsRubberBand)

It is possible to label QgsRubberBand or QgsVertexMarker with a text annotation (QgsTextAnnotationItem). See this MWE: ... r_polyline = QgsRubberBand(iface.mapCanvas(), False) r_polyline....
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Getting Annotation Text Geometry Only (without leader line) as Polygon Using ArcObjects?

I have an annotation feature that also has a line callout (see picture). I need to use ArcObjects to get the polygon that surrounds ONLY the text (not the line callout). The following link is very ...
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Converting Multipart annotation to Singlepart causes stale record

When converting a feature-linked multipart annotation to a singlepart in either the context menu within ArcMap, or with the ArcObjects interface I am left with an annotation that becomes stale. ...
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Modifying default properties for HTML Annotation in QGIS?

How do I modify the default properties for the HTML annotation in QGIS 2.18? For example, I don't want the red spot as a symbol or I want to change the frame width from 1.00 to 0.2.
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Creating annotation for all map layers with ArcPy?

In ArcPy, I'm trying to create annotation for 4 layers in an mxd. I'm looping through the layers and using TiledLabelsToAnnotation. Depending on exactly where and if I place code in the loop, I get ...
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Feature Linked Annotation, annotation does not behave the way the labels do (extra line space)

I created a feature-link annotation layer by converting labels created in MapPlex to annotation. I'm using a balloon callout label and my label expression has tags that change the font size (label ...
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Finding overlapping annotations using ArcGIS Desktop?

I use about 10 annotations to produce my map. Every single one has been created separately using Tiled Labels to Annotation. I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 Is there a way to find the annotations that ...
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Exporting Labels to Annotations using ArcPy?

I'm trying to automatically generate annotations using arcpy from a set of MXD files with preorganised labels (all settings done, ready to export the labels). I'm using ArcGIS 10.3 with an Advanced ...
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Labelling using Python Parser in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have limited expertise with Python. I need to create labels based on groups of attributes. I've figured out a clumsy way to accomplish this but it involves 20 different annotation classes / SQL ...
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Inserting an annotation onto all plotted points?

I have an attribute table of 73 polling stations, and using the labelling function, I have labelled all of the points in preparation for printing on polling cards for our some 60000 electorate. After ...
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Using Shapefile with Annotations in QGIS?

In my project I downloaded some map polygons from the Open Government portal of Canada. One of the files contains annotations for provinces, territories, water bodies, and more. When I import it ...
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Can arcpy modify Annotation TextString ?

Annotations that are linked to the source entity possess an attribute table within which you find a "TextString" column, containing the text displayed by the annotation. If the content of the column ...
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Labels to Annotations in ModelBuilder

I did design a simple and quick tool with ModelBuilder that takes a point feature class in my GDB and does two joins and export to another feature classes, then, the tool appends these two feature ...
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annotation from Autocad to Qgis [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to add text (annotation) from Autocad to Qgis? I've tried export text as shapefile, but it didn't work.
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Annotation Scaling

I made a map with annotations in QGIS 3.0. This is how it looks like in the layout view: If I print the map as PDF, one would expect to get the PDF to be WYSIWYG, right? However, it looks like this (...
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Changing reference scale of annotation feature class in ArcGIS Pro?

I've looked all around, but can't find a way to change the reference scale of the Annotation FC in ArcGIS Pro. Is there a way to do it instead of having to create many FCs?
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Import CAD Annotation into an existing Geodatabase Annotation Feature Class?

I'm using ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1, and I need to automate (with Python using arcpy) importing the annotation of many DWG files into the same file geodatabase annotation feature class. I can't use the ...
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Converting CAD Annotation to geodatabase feature class using ArcPy?

Is there a way to list through DWG and pick out let's say only the annotations and feed them into a geoprocessing tool? Similar to below in a feature class... for ds in datasets: #Finds ...
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how to convert “annotation File Geodatabase Feature Class” type file to shape(point type)? [duplicate]

A few days ago, i downloaded about 2,000 dxf digimal map. Because, I want find some specific word(for example "si" or "to") in dxf annotation. So,, first, i use "CAD to Geodatabase" tool for merge ...
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Snapping an annotation feature class (anno class)

Is there any work around for being able to snap an annotation feature class (non-simple feature type) to the vertex points of another layer en masse? Similar to how the 'Editing toolbox > snap' tool ...
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(Resolved) How to export annotations in QGIS?

Is there a way to access annotations, save or export them as csv or xls? Where they are stored? I can´t find that data anywhere.
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Iterating extraction of polylines and annotations from CAD to Esri Geodatabase

I have successfully converted a DWG lines and annotation in a geodatabase annotation feature and polyline feature using Arcgis 10.2.2 And now I want to construct a model builder to automate and ...
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How to append text string information from CAD annotation to polygon feature class attribute by location?

I have a CAD file with polygons. They are signed with an annotation. Is it possible to assign text values from the annotations to polygon feature class attribute. As I understand only the location ...
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Moving annotations, or texts, without making changes in enterprise geodatabase?

I'm working in a company, producing cadastral maps in ArcGIS where some clients prefer the maps being delivered in a .dwg-format. We're using a tool which preserves the feature class styles when ...
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Text Annotation not appearing in Print Composer

I am trying to print a map made in an earlier version of QGIS, but now the text annotations are not appearing in the print composer. "Draw map canvas items" is checked on. Am I missing something ...
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Using an asterisk in an annotation textstring

I try to add an asterisk to the annotation (converted to shapefile), to indicate in my report that there is missing data for this polygon. However when I add the asterisk to the string and press "...
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Red boxes appear where annotation should be

I'm working on a project where the workflow includes performing routine data updates from clients. They send me their updated FCs, and I truncate and load all of their data into (what should be) an ...
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Annotation feature class interfering with Maplex labels?

Because an annotation feature class is static and separate from the dynamics of a labeling engine, I'm having trouble understanding why my street annotation is altering my labeled features. More ...
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Append Annotation within a ArcGIS geodatabase

I have a large data set of sanitary sewer pipes. I am making a map book with data driven pages and need to move the labels around so that they are not overlapping the edges of the page and the manhole ...
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Left over text annotations

I have an issue when trying to use the 'Save as image...' function in QGIS2.18 It always shows what I had earlier placed as text annotations. Even with all the layers turned off they still on the ...
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Using polygon (simulating annotation) shapefile in ArcGIS Desktop?

I received some shapefiles to create a map, and included is an 'annotation' shapefile, which contains all of the labels for the map as well as the label properties (FontName, FontSize, Angle, etc). ...
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Changing font size of annotation class in ArcGIS Desktop?

I recently started using annotation feature classes to see what capabilities they offer, so I'm a newbie to them. Previously I would add my labels in layout view when all is good and done with a ...
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Editing CharacterSpacing annotation attribute in ArcMap?

I want to change the character spacing for a single (selected) feature/record in a file geodatabase annotation feature class. I understand that the CharacterSpacing attribute controls that, but ...
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Leader lines disappear if annotation color changed?

I have a map where I have to update annotations by changing their color from red to black. I work in ArcMap 10.3. The labels are annotation features saved in the file database and all of them have ...
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in Arcmap can I save a graphic line pointer within annotation?

I have an annotation layer for street names but some of the streets are very short and the annotation has been moved aside to reveal the underlying road, then on maps I draw a graphic line arrow ...
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Displaying annotation in older versions of ArcGIS Desktop?

I created an annotation layer in a trial of 10.5 that will not open in 10.0. I don't see why this should be as the annotation resides in my fgdb and not a map document. When I try to open it in 10.0 ...
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Annotation - Place or Unplace in bulk

Using ArcMap 10.3. I am trying to change 100+ annotation values from "Placed" to "Unplaced" as quick as possible. I have tried to select them and use field calculator, but keep getting an error for ...
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Does annotation only work at a specific reference scale in ArcMap 10.2?

I know that we could set "Define classes of features and label each class differently" for a point feature class but I prefer to label the features in an annotation layer. We have to set a reference ...
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Annotations with images in the background

I was wondering if it is possible to insert text into a QGIS map not just in composer, similar to the Insert Text in ArcMap? I'm trying to put in custom labels with an image as the text box. I've ...
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Annotate a Line that is Split Into Multiple Segments With an Annotation for Each Segment

How do I annotate a line that is Split into multiple segments with an annotation for each segment? It is giving the line a single annotation when it needs an annotation on each split segment. As you ...
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Setting ID of symbol in ArcMap?

I have an annotation layer where each annotation has it's own font size, position etc. Accidentally in ArcCatalog I deleted Symbol with an ID 0. That caused annotations to display as red rectangles. ...
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Possible to convert only a single label in a shapefile to annotation?

In ArcMap 10.3, is there a way to convert only a single label in a shapefile to annotation? I have a shapefile of 41 points (labeled 1 to 41). I only have one label that needs to be moved slightly to ...
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Scale Text-Annotations according to Map/Composer-Scale

Is there a way to set the size of the QGIS Text Annotations to map units so that they get resized when I choose different scales? I wrote a litte script as a workaround which scales the annotations ...
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How can I select the Text Annotation tool through python

Some of the QGIS tools can be selected/activated via PyQGIS using the iface object (see QgisInterface). For example: iface.actionIdentify().trigger() # Activates the Identify tool However, the Text ...
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HTML and SVG image annotation for QGIS image not displaying

I have installed the HTML/SVG annotation plugin with an image on my desktop that I'd like to use as the guinea pig. In the course of testing the plugin I've tried both HTML and SVG image formats but ...