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Is it possible to 'unplace' annotations?

Is it possible to add or return annotations to the Unplaced Annotation list? Is there no way to put an annotation in the list once the annotation is placed? I have noticed that the Aviation Editing ...
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Annotating images on QGIS or using widgets? [duplicate]

I've georeferenced an old map on qgis and layered it on top of OSM, I want to do a class project and for it I would like to pinpoint certain areas on the map of which I have old photographs. I would ...
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Why font size doesn't set for text in MapBasic?

I have annotations layer with that was imported from ArcGIS and want to set font in MapInfo. ArcGIS annotations contains its settings inside annotations objects (in Shape field, as I guess) but this ...
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HTML Annotation using pyqgis

I really like the html annotation tool in QGIS. My plan is to show a photo (web based image// jpg) on each point of my point shapefile. Unfortunately labels don't work as they do not parse HTML and ...
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Repeat annotation labels for same feature on different data driven pages

I have an mxd with 29 data driven pages all at the same scale. I have the need to label hundreds of polygon features, so I converted the labels to annotation (stored in geodatabase and feature-linked) ...
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How to update annotations from fields values to annotations objects

I have annotations feature class and need to update some field offset and alignment values When I edits them manually at attributes table in ArcMap, new values applies to objects and they changes ...
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Getting origin key to automatically populate foreign key while using relationship class in ArcGIS for Desktop? [closed]

I am using ArcGIS for Desktop, and I am attempting to create feature linked annotations for my cable system and I have set up a relationship between the two features so that any changes made to the ...
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Converting annotation into a line feature?

This might seem like an odd question, but the end-result will be a GPX file that is to be used in delineating areas in a Mapathon, in which the editor only uses GPX files. My question is: Does ...
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How to change expression used to determine symbology of feature-linked annotation?

I created and adjusted a large feature-linked annotation feature class in ArcMap and realize that I symbolized the annotation classes based on an incorrect field. Is there a way to change the ...
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Metric grid annotation truncation In QGIS Print Composer

I'm recreating a map using an old x/y meter grid. I need to truncate the grid cooridinates annotations to the thousands. So that 200000 will be displayed as 200. 220000 as 220 etc. Is there a way to ...
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Annotation masks disappearing

I have created annotation from the labels of a set of contour lines in ArcGIS and used Feature Outline Mask to create a mask layer in order to mask the lines using Advanced Drawing Options and make ...
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How to programmatically load an annotationlayer to ArcMap

I have a geodatabase with an annotation feature class in it containing 3 subtypes. Now I load the featuredataset to the map with this code: IFeatureClass featClass = (workspace as IFeatureWorkspace)...
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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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Callout Annotation in MapInfo

Is there any way to use callout windows or boxes in MapInfo with lead lines to label a point layer?
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Annotation missing from Data Drive Pages export to PDF?

ArcMap 10.2 I am exporting data driven pages to PDF within ArcMap, there are 12 pages to export. Each page has been set to a specific scale in order to match up with a corresponding annotation layer (...
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Converting GeoPDF to ArcGIS with annotations (arcmap original labels)? [closed]

I've got a GeoPDF file that contains vector and annotation data (arcmap labels). I need to convert it into a feature class. I've tried to follow the former questions that been asked here: Adding PDF ...
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Loading feature linked annotation to existing sde Database [closed]

I have feature linked annotation (composite) in sde Databese and i need to add / load annotation from another Database FGDB, is there a way to do this? or i need to make all the prosses again (Lable ...
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Creating feature-linked annotation as either single-part or multi-part

I have two feature-linked annotation features in a geodatabase. Both appear to be identical in every way, except that one creates annotations as single-part and the other creates them as multi-part. I ...
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How can I display annotations for certain features?

I am trying to display annotations for single features. I know it is possible to display annotations for layers, and for that entire map, but I would like to display them based on a SINGLE selected ...
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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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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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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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Copy and Paste Map Annotation between Data Frames in ArcMap?

I frequently make ArcMap documents with two data frames, representing a Before and After condition of a site. Each of the two data frames shows the property owner names, parcel numbers and road names....
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ArcObjects Anno Classes

In ArcCatalog, getting the properties on an Annotation Feature Class exposes an Annotation Classes tab and within that is a list of the names of the associated annotation classes. Assume an MXD with ...
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Moving labels after converting to annotation in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I'm trying to move some of my labels individually around some of these points so that they don't overlap with each other or crowd each other out. When I converted them, I chose to store the ...
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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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How can I convert graphic text to attribute field within polygon that encloses it

I was able to convert graphic polygons to GDB. Similarly, I can convert the graphic text to annotation within same GDB. But I need to have that text as an attribute or field within the polygon table. ...
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Qgis Text/Annotation as layer

Is there a way to add text/annotation to my map in QGIS as a layer? I have a map of vegetation types an point data the text (field names/flurnamne) should be between these two layers. It there must ...
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Converting annotations to feature labels in ArcMap 10

The Situation: I am organizing the labels for street names. In order to get the positioning correct, I converted the feature labels to annotations. This has allowed me to hand-craft the positioning of ...
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Editing curved annotation - unable to add vertex to baseline sketch, move bezier curve handles independently [closed]

It appears as though I am unable to add a vertex to a curved annotation during an editing session in ArcMap. When the annotation is right-clicked, the box to add or delete a vertex appears, but the ...
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How to rotate text in ArcGIS by any chosen number of degrees?

I want to add a textline to my map and rotate it by about 160 degrees, but when right-clicking the element and selecting rotate/flip there is only the option to rotate by 90 degrees (100 US degrees). ...
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Moving labels with “easy label engine” tool of QGIS

I am using QGIS 2.6 and looking for an similar tool like "converting label to annotation" as you can find it in ArcGIS Desktop. The "easy custom labeling" Tool in QGIS seems to come close to the ...
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Abbreviation dictionary for annotation feature class

I've been able to create and use an abbreviation dictionary using the Maplex labeling engine easily enough; however, when I tried to recreate labeling using an annotation feature class in a ...
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Displaying rasters with transparent background in tilemill

I have created a set of annotations for different web zoom levels in ArcMap, and would like to use these labels in Tilemill rather than using the tilemill labeling engine. I am aware that I can't ...
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Change annotation symbol properties in bulk?

How can a person change annotation properties in bulk? For example: take the 4500 records in "Waterbody text" annotation feature class and change all occurrences of "Times New Roman", "Cyan" 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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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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Adding annotation feature class to mxd with ArcPy?

Annotation feature classes in personal geodatabases need to be added to mxds. The annotation is not already in the mxd. I tried Make Feature Layer and add layer through arcpy.mapping and it did not ...
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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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Automatically create Text/HTML annotations in QGIS on a Point Layer

How would one proceed to generate an HTML annotation or a Text annotation for all points in a shapefile? They are all points. What I want to do is load up a shapefile containing coordinates and values ...
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Transferring annotations from ArcMap to MAPublisher?

I'm collaborating with a designer who's using Avenza MAPublisher, while I'm using ArcMap Basic. We're still figuring out where the handover between GIS and Illustrator will be. Can I create labels or ...
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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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Layer just for annotations

Im relatively new to QGIS and would like to know whether or not I can save my form annotations to a layer so I can turn them on or off.
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Adding super/sub script in QGIS text annotation?

How can I add a super/sub script in a QGIS text annotation? For example, 44.95 mi^2.
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Copying annotation feature and pasting within same layer?

I am having trouble executing a very basic command which is to copy and paste an annotation within the same layer in ArcGIS 10.1. First, I created an annotation class, then created one label (a ...
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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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Rotating annotation by angle using center point of annotations (with baseline alignment) in ArcMap [closed]

Is it possible to rotate annotation (in ESRI Annotation FeatureClass) by angle so that new position would be calculated based on annotation center point (not alignment, as it is set to baseline, ...
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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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Seperate Annotation default text [closed]

Is there any way for the default text of each annotation subtype to be different? I tried modifying my TextString default value through ArcCatalog but that does not seem to produce any results.
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Use Field Calculator to change “Status” field in Annotations

I am trying to turn off a lot of annotations at once by using Field Calculator to set status to Unplaced. Just typing "Unplaced" into the expression, I get this error: The calculated value is ...