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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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Is there any way to create a legend from label classes or annotations in ArcGIS 10.2.2?

I have a single "geonames" layer with 56 label classes and another few layers with around 10 label classes. Each class has a different font and colour or graphic. I would like to add most of these ...
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Dynamic Label or Annotation in QGIS canvas

I'm creating an animation from several Raster images, and I'd like to add a label or an annotation to the map canvas, not the print composer, that will enable me to show the layer's name, which holds ...
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Translating Annotations with FME

There is a situation where I have annotation in dgn file as an attribute info, eg: it is circumference of trees trunk. I have a feature class in esri file geodatabase named ‘tree’ which has an ...
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Annotation/Label size adjusting to map scale in QGIS

I'm trying to label the street names for a map I'm working on but I do not want the labels to automatically adjust to the map scale when zooming in or out. My question is: In QGIS how do I set a fixed ...
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Create annotation features programatically

I am using the ESRI Silverlight API for my application. For points, polylines and polygons the Editor class combined with feature layers works great. But it looks like I have encountered a problem. My ...
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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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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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Scale Text-Annotations according to Map/Composer-Scale

Is there a way to set the size of the QGIS Text Annotations to map units so that they get resized when I choose different scales? I wrote a litte script as a workaround which scales the annotations ...
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HTML and SVG image annotation for QGIS image not displaying

I have installed the HTML/SVG annotation plugin with an image on my desktop that I'd like to use as the guinea pig. In the course of testing the plugin I've tried both HTML and SVG image formats but ...
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Work around to create feature-linked annotation from standard annotation?

I have one standard annotation feature class that I have used to label the contract names of 6 feature classes. I'm in a tough position where I've been asked to remove a few hundred records from about ...
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Can HTML annotations be autogenerated for each location in QGIS 2.4

Can HTML Annotation Boxes be autogenerated on the whole map, linked to locations, and always have the same html file loaded for all of them?
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Coverting annotation into a shapefile

I have created an annotation feature class in Arc10 and when viewed within the database, looks great. However, whenever I go into catalog and export the annotation feature class to a shapefile, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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How to recover from deleting the symbolid of a arcgis annotation feature class?

I have arcgis 10.1 (arcinfo license) and I am using a versionned database (arcsde) with SQL Server. I have accidentally deleted the symbolid of one of my annotation feature classes. All annotations ...
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Converting table drawn as annotation in AutoCAD to format suitable to link attributes to cables in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am working on cables and each cable has attributes. I want to link these attributes to the cables in ArcGIS for Desktop. When I open these cables in AutoCAD it appears that their attributes are ...
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How to convert picture to annotation in ArcGIS 10.1?

I have been tasked to display analytical data tables (currently in MS Excel) in an ArcGIS (v 10.1) map document (.mxd) and would also like to convert them to map document annotation, if possible. ...
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Importing annotation feature class into file geodatabase?

While using ArcGIS 10.1, I had an issue importing annotation feature classes into a file geodatabase. Using Import Feature Class (Single) or Import Feature Class (Multiple) on an annotation feature ...
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Why does Append on large annotation layer give WARNING 000594: Input feature falls outside of output geometry domains?

I am trying to Append about 3,000,000 records in an annotation layer to another, empty annotation layer. I'm using ArcCatalog and I get the following error messages: WARNING 000594: Input feature ...
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Esri ArcGIS server: Errors rendering annotation features

We have a ArcGIS Server 10 site based in Map Services that has some annotation feature classes. Most of the time the annotation text displays correctly. However, sometimes the rendering of annotation ...
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Annotation Published to my ArcGIS Server is being displayed as a point

Annotation Published to my ArcGIS Server is being displayed as a point when I build my application with ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight. How do I get the annotation to display as text and not a point ...
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Feature linked annotation subtype removal in migrating to ArcGIS 10

I have a question about emergent properties of deleting an annotation subtype. If we delete an annotation subtype how will this effect the annotation feature class, will there be any changes to the ...
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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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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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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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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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Cached Tile Package Incorrectly Draws Annotation Layers

I am creating a cached tile package (from ArcGIS 10.4.1) that includes (among other things) an annotation layer containing address numbers and a few annotation layers containing road names. In Arc ...
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Annotation displaying differently in map than in text properties box of ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I created an excel spreadsheet with fields and lat longs that I used to Add XY Data, convert to shapefile, label, then convert labels to annotation stored in the map document. ...
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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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Merging annotations in ArcMap?

How do I merge two annotations into a single part?
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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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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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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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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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Using unplaced annotation without editing

I'm working with a layer that isn't editable, and when attempting to convert labels to annotation, there were some unplaced annotations. In the past, I would just open the unplaced annotation window ...