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Changing Annotation Layer styles in a geodatabase

I have a workflow, using FME, that outputs an annotation layer in a file geodatabase. At first I create some pre-defined Annotation Classes in an empty geodatabase that will be used to style Water and ...
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Can we use QGIS for Image Annotation?

Can we use QGIS for Image Annotation? Box or Polygon Labelling? Can someone suggest any tool for the same? The file format is tiff. I aim to find out copper sites in multiband tiff images. I have used ...
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Converting DWG to shapefile - include annotations in the point attribute table

I am working with a GPS system (Magnetfield system) that cannot easily export the data collected into a shapefile - it creates an individual shapefile for each point taken rather than exporting the ...
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Adding annotation colors the points in red

I wanted to add annotations programmatically to my layers. But the trouble is that after adding annotations, the points become red and I can't make difference between the layers. Here is the code I ...
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Creating grid annotations in QGIS

How to make grid annotations like shown below in QGIS (v3.x)? Sequential alphanumeric characters in the centre of grid lines. These are widely used in tourist maps.
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Programmatically removing Annotation items crashes QGIS 3.10

I'm writing a plugin (based on Plugin Builder 3 "tool button with dialog") to allow complex annotation in QGIS 3.10.5, and whilst I can add annotations OK, as soon as there's more than one, ...
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Gathering details of Annotation Subclass from ArcGIS Pro map.ListLayers() objects

I am attempting to remove all Annotation Subclass layers from a list that is generated from a Map inside of ArcGIS Pro. From what I can tell the subclasses must be a "Layer" inside of Pro. I ...
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Setting leader line properties of annotation feature classes

How does one go about setting leader line properties with an annotation feature class? When I reduce the size of the font of the annotation, the leader line stays the same size, so currently I have ...
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3D model with added annotations for phone app

This might be too broad of a question; I have some 3D models that I am viewing in CloudCompare. I can add a label to a desired point by using shift + right click and then change the title of the point ...
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This version of Geodatabase is incompatible with dataset and cannot open it using ArcGIS Pro

This implementation is done in ArcGIS Pro .Net SDK and has an Enterprise geodatabase. We had a polyline feature layer and move functionality was implemented in this. The functionality was working fine ...
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Adding annotation programatically in QGIS 3.10

I'm able to add an annotation in QGIS 3.10 it works with this code from qgis.core import QgsTextAnnotation, QgsPointXY, QgsCoordinateReferenceSystem, QgsAnnotationManager from qgis.gui import ...
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Annotation Scaling to ensure fixed text size

Is there a way to fix the scale of annotations such that when I zoom in or out of the map canvas the annotations can still be visible at the same size?
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Where is the annotation overflow table window

The overflow annotation window is not appearing on my screen. I searched all over for it. How can I find it? I presume it has to do with multiple screens from my office setup to a different one at my ...
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CreateFeatureclass management tool doesn't create Annotation Feature Classes?

I want to unify my gdb's, and later the layers in the mxd. I ran the following script successfully, but some of my layers are not the same as the template ones. Annotation Feature classes are not ...
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Subscript label for nautical notations

I read the: "Subscript labels in QGIS legends" thread. I would like to follow up on this for nautical notations. One Z-value, when displayed, must be displayed in normal script and subscript. For ...
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ArcMap annotation “disappears” when moved to the edge of the projection in map frame

I have feature-linked annotations in a file GDB for a world map in Plate Carree projection. When I edit annotations and move an annotation beyond the upper extent of the projection in the map frame (...
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How to set the angle of an Annotation when use a shared symbol

I am creating annotations in an add-in and am trying to rotate the annotation using the Angle field while using a shared symbol, however when I try and set the Angle field directly it always sets back ...
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Changing TextString field in ArcMap annotations not resulting in changed annotations on map

I am having an issue with ArcMap while trying to save myself a lot of work. I recently had to individually place hundreds of annotations for a large map. Without getting into too much detail the ...
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.dwg CAD file has annotations but they're not showing up in ArcMap

I have a CAD file with tree data I need to put into ArcMap. I need the species information of each tree point. When I open up the .dwg file in Autodesk TrueView 2018, all the necessary shows up as can ...
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Using GDAL for reading calibration and annotation data set

I have a Sentinel-1 .SAFE data which provides a wealth of information through .tiff images and also .xml files containing annotation and calibration information. Following the instructions in the ...
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ESRI layer does not support “SHOWLABELS”

I am trying to create a script that exports labels to annotation using the tool in ArcPro 2.4. I have created the contour layer, converted it to Layer and that works fine, but I am stuck on the ...
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Layers Loading then Disappearing

I have layers that have been loading fine in my ArcMap project but now they load in for a second, and then when annotation begins to load in, everything but the annotative text goes white. So the ...
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Setting Annotation Reference Scale to Zero

I am creating annotation layers for a dispatch map. I'm trying to format my annotation layer to draw dynamically, with the font size remaining consistent across all scales. I must use an annotation ...
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Annotation font size reference scale

I am updating annotations and the annotations feature class reference scale is at 18,000 to 20,000 while my data frame is set at 26,500. When I print the map, the font size seems to be significantly ...
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Selecting annotation by color to correct Annotation Class using ArcPy?

I have some municipal data that was converted into a GIS and all of the address numbers were coded as dimensions in the annotation feature class. There is an annotation class for address, but none of ...
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Merging annotations in ArcMap?

How do I merge two annotations into a single part?
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Creating curved annotations for polygons and lines in QGIS

In general, my problem is that: I can`t display annotations using the option "Using the perimeter (curved)" in QGIS. I tried to solve it in two ways: At first was an attempt to use just a simple ...
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Showing annotations in exported map in QGIS 3.4

I have a problem to export a map with annotations in QGIS 3.4. I create annotations in the visor, but when exporting the map, this shows with other size. What is the problem? How can I solve it?
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Accessing additional CAD annotation fields

I'm trying to read certain values from the annotation layer of a CAD file (MicroStation.dgn). It seems like for certain entities (Cell) the text isn't stored in the field 'TxtMemo' or 'Text'. When I ...
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Setting annotation feature character spacing?

I'm having an issue with an annotation feature in ArcGIS desktop 10.5 where the character spacing is not being applied to the last word in multi-word features (see "ocean" in Pacific Ocean below) when ...
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Unable to delete a symbol from symbol collection in annotation feature class?

I am trying to delete a symbol in the Symbol Collection for an Annotation FeatureClass in ArcCatalog. From what I can tell, there is always one symbol for an annotation featureclass, which should be (...
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Associating Point Layer, Annotation Group and Line Layer in Map Legend?

I have an annotation group containing charts associated with a point layer in an ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop layout. There are a number of line types on the charts. How can I add the chart line symbology ...
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Labeling single road once per data driven page?

I am working with data driven pages and need to label a long road that spans multiple pages.and convert those labels to annotation. Is there a way for ArcGIS Desktop to treat each page as its own ...
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Appending annotations changes the scale of the new annotation?

I am trying to append an annotation feature 1 (green)to another annotation feature 2(red). While these features are separate, I have the scale set to 1:4000, and the font size is correct. However, ...
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Reverse Engineering Movable Labels in ArcMap?

I have an .mxd where the labels for most features are fully editable and movable. However, they have NOT been converted to notation. They are stored in shapefiles that have no symbology but also have "...
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Migrating Leaderline Annotations from AutoCAD to GDB using FME?

I am trying to migrate leaderline annotation from AutoCAD to ESRI thru FME. While reading the leader anno from dwg, the reader reads it as 3 individual components and not a single entity. Is it ...
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Using annotation Layer in QGIS?

I'm a bit of GIS rookie but I seem to have found my way around most of the intermediate functions of QGIS that I need for my work over the last year or so. What I want is really simple, but multiple ...
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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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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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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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Labelling 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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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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