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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 ...
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Editing CharacterSpacing annotation attribute in ArcMap?

I want to change the character spacing for a single (selected) feature/record in a file geodatabase annotation feature class. I understand that the CharacterSpacing attribute controls that, but ...
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in Arcmap can I save a graphic line pointer within annotation?

I have an annotation layer for street names but some of the streets are very short and the annotation has been moved aside to reveal the underlying road, then on maps I draw a graphic line arrow ...
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Displaying annotation in older versions of ArcGIS Desktop?

I created an annotation layer in a trial of 10.5 that will not open in 10.0. I don't see why this should be as the annotation resides in my fgdb and not a map document. When I try to open it in 10.0 ...
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Annotation - Place or Unplace in bulk

Using ArcMap 10.3. I am trying to change 100+ annotation values from "Placed" to "Unplaced" as quick as possible. I have tried to select them and use field calculator, but keep getting an error for ...
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Does annotation only work at a specific reference scale in ArcMap 10.2?

I know that we could set "Define classes of features and label each class differently" for a point feature class but I prefer to label the features in an annotation layer. We have to set a reference ...
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Annotations with images in the background

I was wondering if it is possible to insert text into a QGIS map not just in composer, similar to the Insert Text in ArcMap? I'm trying to put in custom labels with an image as the text box. I've ...
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Annotate a Line that is Split Into Multiple Segments With an Annotation for Each Segment

How do I annotate a line that is Split into multiple segments with an annotation for each segment? It is giving the line a single annotation when it needs an annotation on each split segment. As you ...
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Setting ID of symbol in ArcMap?

I have an annotation layer where each annotation has it's own font size, position etc. Accidentally in ArcCatalog I deleted Symbol with an ID 0. That caused annotations to display as red rectangles. ...
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Possible to convert only a single label in a shapefile to annotation?

In ArcMap 10.3, is there a way to convert only a single label in a shapefile to annotation? I have a shapefile of 41 points (labeled 1 to 41). I only have one label that needs to be moved slightly to ...
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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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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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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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Creating Annotation Feature Class using ArcObjects

I want to create an annotation feature class with arcobjects. I do not want my annotation to be linked to source feature class. I have this code but it is not working. It only creates an empty ...
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ArcGIS Annotation Font Symbol Collection [closed]

Is there a way in Arcpy, to loop through the symbol collection to get back some attributes of each item in the symbol collection list (symbol ID, symbol name, font size, etc.)? I need to do this in ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to hide map annotations?

I have several annotations in my map that disturb. Is it possible to hide them somehow and show them later when I need them?
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Removing annotation layer according to data source using ArcPy gives NameError?

I work with this FGB annotation (ArcView 10.3): and i try to remove it with this code: import arcpy,os from arcpy import env env.workspace = r"G:\PROJECTS\road611\gis\aa" for mxdname in arcpy....
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Customized Annotation display with Data Driven Pages

I want to only display annotation from an annotation dataset that match the first three characters of the field in the shapefile used to drive a Data Driven Page (DDP) map export. (I'm running the map ...
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Labelling point features with arcpy [duplicate]

I have an attribute table with some fields and I want to display on map the values of a field of this table. Table is a shapefile. I need to turn on label of a field automatically with arcpy, so I ...
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Putting layers to new place (another coordinate system) using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a lot of feature layers with annotation in geodatabase. I need put all layers to a new place (another coordinate system). Firstly I export all layers to shapefile and then put it to new place....
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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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using arcpy to convert labels to annotation [duplicate]

I am trying to use ArcPy to convert a specific shapefile in my TOC to annotation in the map. I am not so much in the need for the tiled annotation tool that I've seen talked about as this is going to ...
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How to change default annotation properties in ArcMap 10.4?

I am trying to figure out how to change the default properties of an annotation feature class in ArcMap 10.4. I see the "Text Symbol" box when I double-click on the "Default" category under my ...
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How to assign annotations to polylines

I imported polylines and annotations from DGN file. Polylines are pipelines. Annotation layer contains pipe diameters. There is no common ID's. The goal is to assign diameters from annotation to ...
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Feature linked annotations not updating when editing attributes in features?

I am using ArcGIS 9.3. I have a copy of an original SDE database with feature classes, annotations, and relationship classes for those annotations. The copied geodatabase is an exact replica of an ...
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Change Text Labels to Fit New Size Paper

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop. I am trying to create a new map based on a previous map which was in paper size Arch D. The new map is sized 11 by 17. I have fit the layers into the new maps, ...
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Has MapInfo text objects formatting tags as ArcMap annotations?

Esri ArcMap allows you to set annotation formatting via formatting tags, eg: <FNT name="Arial" size="12">Text size = 12</FNT> <FNT name="Arial" scale="200">Text scale = 200</FNT&...
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arcpy CopyFeatures_management fails when trying to copy annotation layers

I have a python code (using arcpy) trying to copy data into memory. the data is an annotation layer (which probably contains special characters and/or chars) I have the following code: arcpy....
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Create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties

ArcGIS 10.1 with VB.NET I have been trying to figure this out for days but can't seem to make the connection. For a layer I am trying to create a label. I create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties ...
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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, ...