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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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Moving map-embedded annotation to a different annotation group

I'm working with an annotation group that was generated by converting labels to annotation and storing it in the map instead of a database. After this conversion, the scale of the map was changed, ...
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Annotation stored in a database is not showing my leader lines

I am using 10.2.2, I initially tried to use just plain annotation to label my features. This however was not useful as it was very laggy and took at least 30 sec or more to choose each individual ...
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Background label shows above all annotations and layers

I'm using ArcMap 10, and have a very dense map of Detroit with many point features. To lay out the labels properly, I converted the labels to annotation (stored in the map, not in a geodatabase), and ...
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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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Uniform Annotation Font Size in Multiple Data Frames

I'm making a map that has five inset maps that display a smaller map scale where point features are more dense. I have exported my labels to annotations in the geodatabase so that I could fit the ...
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TileMIll FileGDB Annotations

Now that TileMill (specifically TileMill-v0.10.1-291-g31027ed) supports FileGDB https://www.mapbox.com/blog/tilemill-adds-support-for-esri-filegdb-format/ ...Is it possible to add label annotations ...
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Is there a function when using Select by attributes, to select only the continents' annotations? [closed]

Annotations beginning with character "C" refers to continents and I want to select only these annotations.
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Replacing data source of annotation feature classes using ArcPy? [duplicate]

I want to batch replace paths in a series of .mxd files using Python. Many of the layers have moved and in some cases the name has changed or its dataset is different. I've written this code which ...
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Converting QGIS Labels to a Polygon Shapefile

I am trying to create an annotation feature from labels and then export this out as a polygon shapefile (the resulting shapefile can then be loaded into ArcGIS online to basically have labels without ...
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CAD annotation guide lines do not show in Arcmap

When I open a CAD file in Arcmap the annotation's guid lines and arrows linking to feature do not appear. see snapshots below. how can I show thses guides in armap?
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How to split/explode ArcGIS annotation of multiple words into single word annotation?

We have transfer the labels of a certain layer to annotation, and it seems that the single feature of the annotation is polygon, for example there is a label for a road named "Pennsylvania Avenue ...
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Handle annotation layers with arcpy

I want to access annotation layers using arcpy (the purpose is to verify few text strings in text annotations). By annotation I mean draw tool annotations, not dynamic labels. These annotation layers ...
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qgis2 html annotation docs?

The HTML annotations in qgis2 seem to fit the bill of what I'd like to do: have a full-custom data-based drawing in a callout. Problem: I can't find documentation anywhere on how to write the html ...
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Convert Labels to Annotation greyed out

This is probably easy, but haven't found a solution. Convert Labels to Annotation is greyed out on right clicking a feature in the TOC. I have no reference scales set. Thanks.
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Labeling large number of streets in ArcGIS

Anyone know of a decent way to label a large street network for large scale printing that doesn't involve manual editing/shifting? Even with advance placement properties there seems to be a number of ...
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Can I create a reusable text annotation style in QGIS?

I want to create a fairly simple map with a few locations emphasized using annotations. I don't like the default annotation formatting: So, I've reformatted the annotation background color, border ...
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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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How to change dimension annotation style in ArcMap 10.1?

For some reason, the option to add a "New" or "Import" style is grayed out. I tried creating a different dimension annotation feature class with the style I want, and then copy and pasting the records....
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Leader lines not rendering when converted to PDF

This is very puzzling, I have an annotation feature class stored in a geodatabase that contains labels with leader lines. The leader lines show up perfectly in the .mxd, it is only when I export to ...
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Transparency in Labels/annotations

I am trying to get my labels transparent. I have converted them into annotation and unable to make the annotations transparent. I have kept annotation in the map. My annotation layer does not appear ...
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Is it possible to move/shift an annotation to a new XY using Python?

Real quick question, I was wondering if it is possible to move/shift an annotation to a new XY using Python.
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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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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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Problem with ArcGIS annotation

i have a problem with annotation (ok i will explain) : in database i have : parcelle : a geometry table that contain polygons personne : a table contain parcel's owners pll_personne : is the ...
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How to speed up map display performance?

I was wondering if there is any trick I can use to speed up zooming in/ out or panning through my maps in Arcmap. I usually work on county-wide studies in which I have lots of base layers, imagery and ...
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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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Use ArcPy to identify annotation reference scale? [closed]

I would like to retrieve the value of an annotation feature class reference scale using ArcPy (under ArcGIS 10.1). I cannot find where this property is stored (tried to access using the describe ...
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Generate annotation for features in ArcObjects

I need to programmatically generate annotations for features. I don't need the actual annotation feature, just the text placement, size, angle, etc. properties that are generated. Those attributes ...
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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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How do I stack feature class annotation?

I have map annotation that is stored in a database (as a feature class), but that is not linked to the features. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to edit it so that I can take a label of say ...
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Can one convert text annotations to a layer in QGIS?

I know text annotations can be turned on & off with Ctrl+T... but is there any way to export them as a layer?
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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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Is there a way to dynamically hide annotations that intersect map extent border?

I have a feature linked annotation feature class with a number of annotations displayed only partially on the edges of the visible extent of the layout data frame. The link annotation class will be ...
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Annotation doesn't update when features are inserted via FME

What I'm trying to accomplish is take two Feature Classes - one the current FC, the second with updated data. I want to merge the changes into the original FC so its updated. I want to update vs. ...
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Picture Labels with leader line from point without annotation?

The closest thing I have is using a line call out in the text background, then placing the picture in the line call out border. But the picture tiles throughout. Is what I am trying to do even ...
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Creating Annotations from point features using ArcPy? [closed]

Because in ArcGIS 10.0 there is still no simple toolbox function to convert labels to Annotation, I try to go a substitude way with the callable Toolbox function [TiledLabelsToAnnotation][1] on a ...
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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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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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Is there a way of changing reference scale of existing dimension feature class?

I have an existing dimension feature class that I would like to change a reference scale of. Is that possible at all? Or do I have to always create a new one, with desired reference scale, and then ...
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Why is it possible to annotate layer without being in edit session?

My colleague discovered that you don't have to be in an edit session to annotate a layer. Are the annotations still saved to the database? If, yes: HOW without an edit sesstion? If no: Where are ...
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Rotating Feature-Linked Annotation to MapLogic map book data frame rotation?

Once creating a feature-linked Annotation feature class, how do I set the rotation for the annotations to be horizontal with the data frame's rotation in a MapLogic map book?
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Is there a way to force leader lines to polyline centroids in ArcGIS Desktop 10?

I'm making a pretty standardized set of maps that include alphabetical labels for specific stream segments. As it stands, all my label leader lines snap to the downstream end of my polylines. My ...
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Using Geodatabase Annotation in ArcView 3.2?

I've been asked to take a parcel layer (shapefile) that contains house numbers and create an annotation layer so the house numbers are displayed in a separate annotation layer rather than a label to ...
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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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Dynamically Change Annotation Font Size According To Parcel Area using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking for an ArcGIS 9.3.1 solution to change annotation font size in an automated/dynamic way. The annotation data represents civic addresses and are displayed over a parcel fabric. What we ...
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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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Is there a layer type that supports just labels?

Is there an OpenLayers layer type that supports just labels on a map without an underlying feature? I think this is called an annotations layer in GIS? If not, I'm not sure how to approach this and ...
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Bulk changing annotation locations in ArcMap?

I'm working with a large number of labels that I've converted to annotation (using ArcMap 10.1). All of them need to fit within the parcel borders that they correspond to. Is there a way to do it ...