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Point layer labelling problems [closed]

I am trying to create a map of the US with many point locations (20-50+) that require the name of each point to be labelled. Whenever I need to move a label name (due to obstructions or many points in ...
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Display point labels alternatively to left and right

I am working in QGIS and I have a point layer whose labels are to be displayed left or right of the point. The formula I tried to make it work is, in label placement, selected Offset from Point mode, ...
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Formatted labels' multiline text will not align left

Using ArcGIS Pro 3.2.2, I'm unable to get a particular feature class to have its multiline labels' text aligned left. They only come out centre-aligned. I have found that the horizontal alignment ...
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Retrieving label boundaries within QGIS Layout maps

Some time ago, I created a custom Python expression function to retrieve the boundaries of manually placed labels in QGIS: from qgis.core import * from qgis.gui import * from qgis.utils import iface @...
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Adding underscores to specific letters in attribute-driven label using ArcGIS Pro

I need to make labels that contain different formatting for specific characters to represent pronunciation. Specifically, I need to underscore some letters in a label but not all. The attribute ...
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qgis label straight line

For a map, I would like to align the labels on a single line. I've changed the label co-ordinate settings to X = $x and Y to a fixed value. The only problem is that I'm using LAMBERT coordinates and I ...
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Mid_point label placement using Geometry Generator in QGIS

I've tried to place a label at the start, end, and middle of my lines in QGIS using the Geometry Generator. This post, place-label-along-line-near-start-and-end-of-line-in-qgis, got me the start and ...
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How to offset labels in Leaflet using field-based rotation & offset?

I have a small dataset displayed as points in Leaflet. Each point has 3 arrows (right, left, head) coming out of it and they are rotated based on 3 separate fields (rhead, lhead, head). i want the ...
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Get or set layer display parameters using Python (reading documentation general question)

I'm having issues with finding data in QGIS Documentation so I wanted to ask how to access display parameters of layer (get existing values and change/update them). I know that layer symbol can be ...
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QGIS Labels: Accessing Values that were created in the Geometry Generator as MultPointM

I have a LineStringM layer, and needed to create a kind of river mileage. Therefore I was using the geometry generator in the Label-Tab. So far I was able to get the MultiPointM, but can not access ...
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Faulty Show/hide Labels and diagrams

I am attempting to clean up some road name labels manually in a map I am creating. There are too many of the same ones along the roads. I have been through everything in label properties: Rendering, ...
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Label anchoring and placement settings (geometry generator label placement by plugin)

I'm trying to set up a plugin applying custom labels for lines created by Geometry Generator. I want the labels to be "on line", something that's easily set manually: Based on documentation ...
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QGIS 3.28.11 Layout-View extremely slow and laggy when text is in the center of view and when moving label elements

When I'm working out a layout in QGIS i normally don't use the built in legend function as I don't like it. I create label elements and place them as i want them. When these are quite big and I'm ...
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QGIS: Labeling text out side of map?

I have some grid lines which have attributes (map 1). Those attribute need to show outside of map area in layout section where arrow is (map 2). How to do that?
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Dimensions with QAD

i would like to use QAD plugin to make polygons with dimensions in QGIS, i came across a problem (that's what i think it is). When i set the text layer for dimension style i can't make it to align ...
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Aggregate/group points by value, and label aggregated point with aggregate expression (QGIS)

Problem Statement I have a layer of multiple points, and I am trying to: Aggregate/group the points by their attribute values, so that one point is drawn for each group of points with matching ...
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Repeating label of line shapefile does not work

In QGIS, I have a river which I want to label multiple times. When changing the settings in the placement section of the label setting, it does not make a difference. It still displays the label once. ...
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Ignore labeling when field has specific word - ArcMap 10.8

Looking to add a function of my labeling expression to not label feature with the word 'TO". For example, some roads are named '5th TO I-10'. I am using Python as the parser with advanced checked....
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Display symbols only when labels are displayed

On the map I have symbols (points) and labels for all municipalities with more than 10.000 inhabitants. Due to the fact that some parts of the desired area don't have municipalities with more than 10....
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Expression Builder/Data Defined Labels Equally Spaced along Y Axis

I want to create a series of labels that are organized vertically but equally spaced so they do not overlap. I am using some data defined expressions to organize them along the X axis just fine. ...
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QGIS: Displaying labels outside polygons for line features inside using field values

How can I display labels for line features in a QGIS line layer, where the label should appear outside a polygon if the line feature is inside the polygon, and otherwise appear as it is? I have ...
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How do I insert labels or annotate the points in a plot with multiple things?

I'm trying to make a simple study area map which consists of basin boundary shapefile, sampling points and river shapefile. Here's the dataframe of the sampling points: And here's the code to plot ...
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Why QGIS expression display double at concave sections?

I am trying to display the vertices of a polygon with vertex number. In symbology, I have used the Marker line and font marker. . When the Line offset is -5 positive the text 'P7' is displayed far ...
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Conditional Label Expression in ArcGIS Pro

I have a set of wells I am trying to label with contaminant data using python. I'd like the well name and constituents stacked but also formatted a certain way. This is what I have so far: def ...
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How to curve text in QGIS layouts

I am wondering if there is a way to curve text inserted as text boxes in QGIS print layout. I am familiar with how to curve layer labels. But in this case, I want to curve text that is not tied to any ...
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Simple label display for Z in XYZ is not showing up

I have a DEM that I converted to XYZ point features. I am trying to label each point using its Z attribute. I had something similar work fine a few months ago, but now I am unable to display the Zs. ...
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Control labels connector position on line feature

In QGIS, how to control where the the connector line should join the line feature ? It seems to automatically adjust to either the middle or an end of the line feature, depending on the label's ...
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Using resolved values as a label in child table using only the defined Value Relation

I have a "Value Relation" defined to a parent table from a child one in QGIS 3.34.3: The attribute table shows the resolved value (species name) correctly: Same when I use the "...
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Setting image as font filling in QGIS

Is it possible to use an image as a label font filling to have a result like in the following examples with national flags?
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Label conflict attribute prioritization in ArcGIS Pro

Is it possible to resolve label conflicts within a feature class using an attribute value? I have two points whose labels would overlap. These points have different numeric attributes and I'd like to ...
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Covering labels in QGIS

I am struggling with a problem regarding labels, namely wanting to cover them using Mask. Unfortunately I can't remove or block them, which causes a lot of extra work. The problematic issue is in ...
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Conditional labeling in QGIS

I'd like to create a rule-based label in QGIS and wrote the following expression, but somehow it doesn't work - could someone tell me what's wrong? if( "FLN" > 0, "FLN" || '\n' ...
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How to count points in percentage that are within an extension defined by two pairs of coordinates

Starting from a points geometry layer, my goal is to count points in percentage that are within an extension defined by two pairs of coordinates corresponding to the corners: The initial situation is ...
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Offset QGIS label for vector field markers, rotate and anchor them so they are fixed regardless of scale

Working in QGIS 3.34.3 Prizren and have a points layer visualized as 2 blue vector field marker arrows (visualized by angles called angle rbear & lbear respectively). The grey arrow is the 3rd VFM ...
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Labels not converting properly from SHP to KML [closed]

Since the last ArcGIS Pro Update (running 3.2.1), when I convert an SHP to KML, the labels are not populating correctly. I have everything set up correctly with the pop ups, the title, and the labels. ...
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QGIS: Label angle and offset based on line symbol applied to point geometry

I have a line layer which is my project axis (red line in the picture). Along that layer I have created points with a spacing of 100 meters. Those point geometries are represented as line symbols. ...
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Draw a line separating north and south quadrants passing through the centre point

I have a layer with irregular polygons. I use the expression point_on_surface($geometry) to calculate the centre of gravity: I would like a Geometry Generator expression to draw a line separating the ...
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(QGIS) Creating a rule to hide labels based on their appearance on a list or array

I'm creating maps for a project, and I'm handling sensitive data. I have a list of species I can't display on maps. I would like to create a rule that checks if the value in column "species_name&...
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QGIS Define fixed label placement offset from symbol bounds

I have the graduated-styled objects in QGIS by size. Now, when I want to place the label always next to the symbol on the bottom right, some labels appear partially inside of the symbol, and the other ...
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QGIS how to prevent label text from wrapping

I have a polygon layer and am using single labels with an expression that creates a three line label using three fields: Label expression: "name" || '\n' || "report" || '\n' ||...
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Display only one label for overlapping points in QGIS

I have a point layer with some overlapping points but I want to display only one label per symbol. For line and polygon symbology there is the "Merged features" option to agglomerate ...
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QGIS: show attributes of different colums in legend

I'd need to classify and display on a map different land cover symbols by its Corine Land Cover codes, but in the meanwhile I'd like to show them in legend as symbol (based on UDSCOD) + code (UDSCOD) +...
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Can I create leader lines in ArcGIS Online?

I have scripted labels in ArcGIS Online that display various attribute values. I have a box around the labels but also would like a leader line that points to the feature. Is this possible? I have ...
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Labeling with comma as in QGIS Attributes table

In QGIS 3.22 I would like to label an area with decimal values. In the attribute table, the values are displayed separated by commas, but the areas are labelled separated by periods. Please help! ...
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Labels automatically changing position from main view to Print Composer

I am working on a basic river map and when switching to the Print Composer, many of my labels are randomly moved. And not only they are changed on the default view on the Print Composer, but they keep ...
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QGIS 3.30 organize labels with callouts for point-features in a circle around the map center

My hope is to get labels with callouts for a point-layer spreading towards the edges of the canvas. I thought about make_line ( $geometry, closest_point ( overlay_nearest (make_circle( ...
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Dynamic SVG Parameters yields only "?"

I have a folder with SVG files, which have the same name before the .svg extension as objects in a corresponding field of the attribute table of a point layer (place_town). I want to add specific city-...
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Insert label in layout with expression QGIS

I'm using the following expression that works correctly and labels a layer of points with the count function: case when "GRUP" = 1 then aggregate('points','count', "VAUEX", "...
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QGIS labels missing when creating XYZ-tiles and using "offset from point"

I have an issue with some of my labels missing when I generate XYZ tiles in QGIS. I have tested a lot and it seems like they disappear when I use the label placement function "offset from point&...
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QGIS expression to label the highest value that is nearest or within a polygon

I have a points geometry layer 'POINTS' with the field "ALTITUDE". And I have a polygon geometry layer 'POLYGONS' with the field "TERRITORY". I would need a labeling expression to ...
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