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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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Displaying Annotation Feature Classes from File Geodatabase in QGIS using labels? [duplicate]

All the information required to display the Annotation Feature Classes is saved in the attribute table. How do I map each field in the attribute table to the label properties?
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Determining layer that generates labels in ArcMap?

I have a map covered in labels that I would like to remove. I can't recall how I generated these labels! It is not obvious that there is a layer as its current source, these might have become ...
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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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Annotation label symbols: How to manipulate the size of the symbols themselves?

I need to change the size of my annotation label symbol in ArcMap. Upon creating the annotation feature class from my line feature class, I realized that the line feature class' Reference Scale for ...
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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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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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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 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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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? [closed]

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 ...