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Cannot select or delete annotations in QGIS

I added two annotations to a map project in QGIS, and I cannot select or delete them. I cannot locate the annotations layer in the Layers panel, nor in the Layer Styling panel. This must be an easy ...
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QGIS Text Annotation and default margins

I like space between the text and the boundary/border of the text annotation boxes in QGIS but I alway need to edit the top and left margins to get the distance I want. Is there a way to set default ...
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Annotations on QGIS map in Python

I would like to use the create a text annotation at point tool on QGIS from a python code. The goal is to use it in a plugin I'm creating so that the user can display text on the map. The problem is ...
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How to stitch screenshots of maps together to make one big map

I want to have an interactive city map, where I can scroll around, can make notes on and can zoom in such that I can see individual houses (think of a Thomas Guide). What I've tried My idea was to ...
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How do I insert labels or annotate the points in a plot with multiple things?

I'm trying to make a simple study area map which consists of basin boundary shapefile, sampling points and river shapefile. Here's the dataframe of the sampling points: And here's the code to plot ...
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QGIS Text annotations will not persist

I am suffering an ongoing issue with text annotations not persisting in a project after it has been closed and then reopened. The screen dump below shows two annotations; the one that appears as "...
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Convert ArcGIS labels to a shapefile for displaying in Tableau

I have building polygons in ArcGIS Pro that I have setup labelling on to describe what occupies each building. The labels are setup in a way where they’re nicely fitting and sizing within their ...
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ArcGIS Pro 'Convert Labels to Annotation' ignores page query

In ArcGIS Pro, I'm using a map series. I wish to use labels for one of the layers which also has a Page Query for the map series. I want to convert the labels to annotations, with a different group ...
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Convert Text Annotation to Layer

Is there a way to convert annotation into a layer? It has been asked ten years ago but is there now a more straightforward solution? I have many text annotations that I need to convert to a point ...
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Text formatting tags in ArcGIS, font-size issue

I have an old MXD-file, which is imported in ArcGIS Pro (v. 2.9). In our project we are making use of text formatting tags to style our annotations. Now we run into a problem with the font size. If we ...
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Thousand separator in QGIS for numbers with 5+ digits

How can I use commas to separate thousands for numbers with five or more digits (not four digits) in the map in QGIS, e.g., “10000” should be “10,000” in the annotation. To clarify, the region in ...
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Trying to geolocate bounding boxes in an image

I'm currently trying to geolocate bounding boxes that I draw on an image (images contain trees, I'm trying to annotate and geolocate the individual trees). I have had no success yet in finding methods ...
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Creating multipart Annotations using ArcGIS Pro

I am currently working with the geometries of Annotations inside a bigger Python script (ArcGIS Pro Version 3.1.0). The Annotations I'm working with come from Point, Polyline and Polygon Feature ...
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Rotating QGIS Annotation layer text

I can't figure out how to rotate annotation text in QGIS (3.28.2). This is not for a 'label', it's for text on an "Annotation" layer Does anyone have advice on how to do it? I can add ...
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Convert labels to annotations in QGIS

When using ArcMap it's possible to convert labels to annotations. How does this work in QGIS without a plugin or Python?
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The annotation tool is not in my attributes toolbar QGIS

I am needing to delete two text boxes I added. I am unable to select them, and for soon reason the annotation tool is not in my attributes toolbar. What do I do?
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Cannot edit annotations in ArcGIS Pro

I am trying to edit the symbology and make some other changes to an annotation feature class I just made. However, I cannot make any changes to the annotation feature class. Any time I click apply, or ...
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Changing font size of all labels in annotated attribute table in ArcGIS Pro to be one size

I am using ArcGIS Pro. I converted a large group of labels to annotation (every road of a city) but when annotated, the size of the labels are a little too large for the map size I want. I can change ...
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Find source of annotations in order to delete in QGIS

I accidentally created these annotations while trying to measure distances and would like to delete them. This article mentions double-clicking, but this does not work for me (Version 3.22.6). Is ...
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ArcMap 10.8.1 error creating annotation feature class. General function error

I have a folder with labels stored in shape format. We use to convert labels into annotations in a second step. All the work is done at a scale of 1:1000. One of the shapefiles can't be converted into ...
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QGIS 3.24 - how to use "Create Text at Point" tool

I selected to "Create Text at Point" tool in an attempt to annotate my map in QGIS version 3.24. However, this just caused the word "Text" to appear on my map. I tried to figure ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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