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Annotations disappear after restart

When adding text annotations to QGIS they work well, but when I shut the program down and restart I cannot get them to reappear. They still exist in Annotations panel, and they appear in layout view, ...
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Convert labels to annotations is messing up the label format

Has anyone else experienced this before? For a few of the projects I've been working on (but not all, so this doesn't happen all the time) I have features that I want to label with these fairly large ...
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Expression field returns an error while labeling an annotation

I work in ArcGIS Pro 2.9.2. My dataset consists of multiple polygon feature classes. I labeled them combining two attribute fields through VB expression. Then I created linked Annotation feature ...
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ArcMap depicts reduced selection of annotations

I have a shapefile with labels for parcels on my map. I want to convert these into annotations at a scale of 1:1000. Whenever I convert the labels into annotations not all of them are converted, there ...
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Published REST service with Annotation not showing in Portal web map

I have a published map service, published from a Pro aprx map, that seems to be 'invisible' when looked at on the Portal web viewer. The annotations show up fine within Pro, even when I bring in that ...
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One label with different fonts

I managed to have a decent result and I am seeking a better way to do it. Please see the image below. So far, to achieve the result in the image, I have tried: Rule-based labeling: It's basically two ...
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ArcMap ModelBuilder: Select Annotation from iteration of CAD (.dxf) files and then import them into a geodatabase

I'm trying to build a model which exports the "Annotations" and the "Area", "Line", "CadDoc" (after running the Import from CAD tool) of several DXF files and ...
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How to clip custom area from raster data?

I need to cut out the area from the raster data. The method in qgis(Clip by Extent > Draw on canvas) is only selecting a strict rectangle, while my raster rotated. For example, I need to cut out ...
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Annotations to Tile scheme in British National Grid

I am trying to export annotations as a tile in ArcGIS Pro, to be used in conjunction with an OS base map in ArcGIS Online. I need the tile to be exported in British National Grid. Below is the auto ...
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Link multiple features attributes to one annotation

I am using ArcFM, a custom version of ArcMap. However it seems to have all the features of ArcMap. My situation is I have 3 features in the same feature class, and I'd like to edit the annotation so ...
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Converting labels in line shapefile to annotation using ArcPy with ArcMap

I need to convert labels on multiple shapefiles containing streets, to annotations. I browsed for some time and almost every post refers to Tiled Labels To Annotation (Cartography) function (...
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Snapping annotation leader lines to line feature endpoints using ArcGIS Pro

I am currently running ArcGIS Pro 2.6. I am attempting to snap the ends of annotation leader lines to line feature endpoints. When I snap them onto the endpoints while somewhat zoomed out they appear ...
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Accessing and interacting with widget of form annotation using PyQGIS

I am working on a plugin to display and interact with graphics, which are visible in the view and layout. Form annotations are a great alternative for this. The form annotations (QgsFormAnnotation) ...
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Creating annotation and copying row using ArcPy

I want to create annotation via ArcPy. There are a lot of issue, first of all Esri doesn't expose python command for converting label in annotation. My workflow is: use a template of gdb with empty ...
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Exporting annotations using ArcMap

I am using ArcMap. I have created a label with yellow text and a blue background. When exporting the whole map composition to PDF, the blue background of the labels doesn't appear. I've tried many ...
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QGIS 3.16.6 - Annotation Text

QGIS 3.16.6 What was done initially Created 8 annotation text boxes and toggled these off (Ctrl + t). Later, on a different day reopening the same project, 4 more (forgetting the previous were toggled ...
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Rendering CSV file as annotation on QgsMapCanvas

I am trying to render a CSV file as an annotation layer on QgsmapCanvas using QGIS3 C++ API. but when I make a vector layer using "delimitedtext" as data provider and test layer->isvalid()...
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ArcMap edit annotation tool button grey out?

ArcMap edit annotation tool button grey out? I try to edit annotation, but can't because the select annotation button was grey out see image below My annotation was properly convert from label, ...
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Annotations from different and completely unrelated QGIS projects appear

Annotations from completely separate QGIS projects appear in unrelated projects, not all created or necessarily accessible by me. This question was asked around 6 months ago here, a different use case,...
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Exporting map to image with annotations created using PyQGIS

Using QGIS 3.16, I have been able to create annotations following this solution. The problem is when saving the map as an image, the annotation will not render. Here are the portions of my code that ...
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Adding numeric field to end of text string in annotations using ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.8.1. I carefully moved thousands of annotations for a network that just contain a feature's name. Now for a report map I need to append a numeric score to the end of each ...
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Remove annotations

Is there a way to remove annotations from a QGIS project? Can I navigate to a folder and delete them instead of going into the map canvas and deleting them there?
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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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Creating grid annotations (reference grid) using QGIS

How do I 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 and are sometimes refered to as ...
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Turning off 'snapping' associated with drawing rather than features using ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.6. I have an ArcMap MXD where I have created annotation and am adjusting its placement, but it seems to keep snapping to an unseen grid and I can't place things exactly where I ...
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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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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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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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ArcGIS Pro layer does not support SHOWLABELS

I am trying to create a script that exports labels to annotation using the tool in ArcGIS Pro 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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