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Displaying coordinates and inputs as LatLon or LonLat?

I'm trying to get a sense if this is an issue for others or every input/output should be labeled so user is not confused and just go with it? I think almost everyone pronounces it as "LatLon". Who ...
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Labeling features and converting them to annotations with ArcPy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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Manually placing labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to ...
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Using arcpy.Describe Method on Annotation layers?

I'm testing layers in the current document using the Describe function. My code is: for lyr in arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(df): if(lyr.isGroupLayer == False and lyr.isRasterLayer == False): ...
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Programmatically creating non-feature-linked, simple line callout annotation and setting anchor point? [closed]

Vitals: ArcGIS-ArcView 10.0, Python 2.6.5, PythonWin, comtypes I'll start with my main questions: How, using ArcObjects, do I go about creating non-feature-linked geodatabase annotation features ...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales? [duplicate]

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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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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Problem in exporting Annotation data to shp

when transferring my .dgn file to .shp in Arcgis, I can't export the annotations to .shp !!! I do not know why the outil "export data" is disabled !!! However, when importing the file .dgn in Arcgis, ...
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Annotation features containing both GraphicElement and TextElement objects not drawing in ArcGIS Server map service?

I am building annotation features with Python/comtypes/ArcObjects. The annotation works great in ArcMap (10.1), but it is does not draw when published to a map service in ArcGIS Server. Each piece ...
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Multiple leader lines on one annotation (non feature-linked)

Is it possible to link multiple leaders lines to one piece of annotation? I'm working in ArcGIS 10.2 Desktop Advanced with non-feature linked geodatabase annotation. I have hundreds of numbers ...
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Getting Annotation Text Geometry as Polygon Using ArcObjects?

How can i get the rectangle boundary of an annotation object using ArcObjects? Once we select an object on the map, there is a boundary as shown in the first picture. Also is there an option to ...
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Why do these annotations appear stacked/overlapping?

I've encountered a strange problem while trying to populate an annotation feature class programmatically (ArcObjects, C#). As you can see in the image below, the characters in each text string seem to ...
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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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Converting CAD Annotation to Shapefile with attributes using FME?

What transformer should I use to add AutoCAD Mtext to GIS attribute table using FME? The reader file in CAD and I want to transform it to GIS Shapefile. In this case I want to expose the attribute ...
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Exporting and editing annotation feature class using ArcPy?

I would like to convert labels to annotations and make some advanced editing for these labels using ArcPy. How would I do this? I'm using a file geodatabase and ArcMap 10.
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ArcMap Text Annotations Display in Proportion to Map Scale

My question is probably of an 'easy fix' however I've been struggling with it for a while! I'm trying to set up an annotation labels for several feature classess in a map and would like them to ...
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Placing all labels in ArcMap non-overlapped by extending arrow/line from label to point? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a way to place all labels on a map non overlapping, but by extending an arrow/line from the label to the point. I've tried the call out box, but I couldn't find a way to ...
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“The coordinates or measures are out of bounds” when converting labels to annotations

Am converting Labels to Annotations in ArcMap 10.1. However an error messages pops up with this message. The coordinates or measures are out of bounds. Text = RUSHOZI The coordinates or measures are ...
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Feature-linked Annotation Angle field error: ArcGIS 10.1

After running the "tiled labels to annotation" tool to get feature-linked annotations with the correct rotation angle for each label per frame, a small handful of the annotations will not take updates ...
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How do I choose a specific position for ArcMap labels

ArcMap 10.1: Labels on tiles I have set up for data driven pages randomly locate around the page instead of in the centre or in the corner where I want them to be despite allowing overlapping labels ...
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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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Converting standard to feature linked annotation?

Is there a way in ArcGIS 10.2.2 & ArcSDE 9.3 to convert standard annotation to feature linked annotation?
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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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Does QGIS Recognize Annotation Feature Classes from File Geodatabase?

My work has recently set up QGIS to access an Esri file geodatabase on a shared drive for my co-workers. I have not used QGIS much, but I have encountered an issue where the annotation feature ...
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How do I control the ZOrder of annotation classes in a geodatabase annotation feature class?

Let's say I have an annotation feature class with three annotation classes--anno1, anno2, and anno3--and I want to have anno1 on top, anno2 in the middle, and anno3 on the bottom. Can I and where do ...
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Dragging feature- linked annotation results in strange snapping and rotation behavior

I created feature linked annotation for a line feature class. Both the feature and the annotation are feature classes stored within the same feature dataset on an SQL Server Geodatabase. The initial ...
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Delete (don't hide) text annotations in QGIS

I feel like this question should have a really simple answer, but I can't find it anywhere. I added an annotation to my map while experimenting with different buttons, and it wasn't at all what I ...
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Feature linked annotation not added when new features are drawn

I created feature linked annotation for a line feature class. Both the feature and the annotation are feature classes stored within the same feature dataset on an SQL Server Geodatabase. The initial ...
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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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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 ...