Questions tagged [labeling]

Rendering values from attribute tables as text on maps near their feature. For questions about legend labels use the [legend] tag instead.

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QGIS 3.10 atlas / composer, avoid missing text edge of map?

How to avoid missing texts near edge between map images? I have vector topographic map which need to cut through map names. When I create atlas project using Composer, those cutting text are missing ...
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qwc2 Label attribute

I need to show a label attribute on a QWc2 map. As an example, I need to label points with their ID or polygons with their areas. I am not able to do the proper configuration or coding. How can I ...
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QGIS Labeling automatic callout-line small polygons

I have a polygon layer and want to create a automatic labeling. In this polygon layer are some pretty thin polygons. For this polygons the labeling should be placed outside of the polygon but with a ...
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Label cutting off in data driven pages of ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.6.1. I've been trying to play around with the Label Manager but can't seem to figure out a solution. I am trying to label line features in Data Driven Pages and for those lines ...
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Show all contour line labels in Layout in QGIS

I created a map with labeled contour lines. When I am now adding the map to the layout view not all labels appear (e.g. 2000, 2500 and 3500 meters has a label, but not 3000) [. In the original map ...
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Labelling column plot with unit on top in QGIS?

I made a column representation in QGIS, which shows the effects on different points around point 24. Is it possible to label the columns on top with the unit as you are used to from excel? QGIS-...
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Add 'Abc' to styles in legend

Is there a way to add a 'dummy' label to symbols in the legend such as this? The layer it self has a brown/red outline, as shown in the image, and labels are turned on. Since there are a ton of ...
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How to make sure every polygon is labeled in data driven pages?

as part of my job I have to label sections of pavement on road networks that can span for many miles and often take up several data driven pages that I have laid out at the scale required by our ...
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Export labels from autocad to qgis

Is there a way to export my labels from AutoCAD into QGIS? Right now i have to label everything again in QGIS. importing an dxf-file does not work. Only points, lines or polygons will be inserted.
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QGIS - Using Rule Based Labels With Related Tables

I have a two csv tables that have been related to eachother (RelatedResults): Table 1 = Locations which is loaded as points Which has the fields[ID] [Type] [X] [Y] Example: Point_1, Frogs, LAT, LONG ...
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QGIS Labeling break underlined

I want to create a labeling for a polygon layer. The labeling should constists two columns from my file, "X" on top, "Y" among "X"and they should be separated through a break underline. Every column ...
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Round number for label in MapServer

With MapServer, is it possible to use an expression to round a number for a label? For example, my dataset has the float value 174.000000000 which I want to show in a label as 174. I have tried a ...
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Why moving a label in QGIS sets the label rotation to 0° and how to avoid that?

I have some line labels that are parallel to the line. When I manually move a label with the "moove label" tool, it sets the rotation of the label back to 0 Degrees. It is not parallel to the line ...
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Labeling layers using ArcPy

I have a point layer from an imported shapefile that I am trying to label automatically with arcpy. I had hoped that a simple: def update_labels(id): import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping....
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Textual editing of ArcGIS MapServer?

Is there a way to use a text editor to edit the various layers of an ArcGIS MapServer? This is the service I'm working with. Here's my scenario: I'm using ArcGIS Online to create a custom WebMap ...
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Multiple lines in a label [closed]

I try to make labels with several lines in the main map in QGIS. I tried the formula, just after but it shows me the first condition without doing the others. IF ("sensitivity" = 'A3', 'A3:' || ceil (...
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Modifying label string using Python label expression

I'm attempting to modify my feature labels such that the "NB", "SB", "WB", and "EB" portion of the string is removed: E.g. "CEDAR AVE NB" --> "CEDAR AVE" or "ROBERT TRL S SB" --> "ROBERT TRL S" The ...
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Align labels on a vertical line

I have a series of contour lines with relative elevations (Z value). I am trying to align the labels so that they are all on the same imaginary line. It's a process that I usually do with Autocad ...
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Curved Labels in QGIS disappearing [duplicate]

I have a rivers layer which I am trying to get "Curved labels" on. When I zoom in the layer is labelled correctly with curved labels. However, when I zoom out the curved labels disappear completely. ...
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Viewing all road names when zoomed out

I am trying to view all road names when zoomed out at this projection in QGIS - ideally at a font size of about 2. I'd then like to export this as a PDF. Can this be done?
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Creating a duplicate label in QGIS 3.4

In QGIS 3.4 I'm creating a set of ten maps (layouts) from one QGIS project, and each map centres over a particular polygon. In each layout I shift the map to centre it on the page or to fit as best as ...
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Adding large numbers of labels using QGIS

In 2007, when I was young and foolish and before I knew about OpenStreetMap, I started an urban historical map project. I was working in Illustrator, it was going to be an interactive Flash piece, and ...
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Labeling in QGIS: what does the priority bar under “position”

when you label a layer in QGIS, under the tab "position" at the very bottom, you can set the priority from low to high. I can't find in the documentation what it does. What is beeing prioritized? ...
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Labeling a point layer in QGIS: What is the “around point” option doing

When you want to label a point layer in QGIS and go to "Position" there are the three options shown in the image (sry its not in english): Hovering on the "around point" option gives me the ...
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ArcMap - Labeling Expression - If-then, else

I am very new to writing expressions. I am working with address data. We want to display the street number and #unit number if there is a unit, and just the street number if the unit field is empty. I ...
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Hiding labels with value 0 in QGIS

I have a map with a lot of labels with the value 0. I want to hide or remove them somehow and came up with the following rulebased label: if( floor("area") = 0, " ",floor("area")||'m²') ...
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Labeling rule depending on whether label fits in polygon

I'm labeling some country polygons with their names. The data have one attribute with the full country name and another one with a short version (e.g. Sweden/SE). I want to label the countries with ...
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QGIS Labeling Override

I am using QGIS 3.10.0 A Coruna. I would like to label a building layer with with its building number. However, sometimes I have 2-3 buildings with the same number, and I would like to override the ...
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GEE - Get date of ImageCollection mosaic

I have created mosaics by date from an ImageCollection and now want to label each mosaic with its corresponding date. This is my function to label the ImageCollection: var date_label_pos = ee....
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Creating leading label style for point features using ArcGIS Desktop

How can I create leading label style in ArcGIS Desktop? I mean something like following image.
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Label image collection in Google Earth Engine

I'm new to Google Earth Engine and want to export a timelapse video of an image collection. This works, but now I want to add some credentials as a fixed label. I found Adding timestamp to video ...
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Evenly spaced labels for polyline layers

I'm using QGIS 3.8 and am attempting to label roadway segments (OSM) of varying length. By checking the "Merge connected lines" box and hiding features below a certain size, I can generally limit the ...
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VBscript to change label only for certain values

I want labels displayed for two fields: [ID_Messpkt] and [Pb_corr], both numeric type I want to change the label for certain values of one of the fields: [Pb_corr] I have two scipt that work ...
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Label Expression creates an extra line on top (VBScript)

Here is the VBScript I use in Arcmap Label Expression to generate my labels: Function FindLabel ( [label1] , [label2] , [label3] , [label4] , [label5] , [label6] , [label7] , [label8], [label9], [...
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Rotating Text -90 in QGIS Composer

I have rotated some text labels by -90 in my project. I want them to stand vertically on an alignment bar. If the map window with the alignment bar also has a rotation the text is no longer vertical ...
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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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Make text boxes in map window

Is there a way in Qgis to create a text box in the map window like you can in the layout window similar to the labelling option in Mapinfo? I've tried the following: Use text annotations. This isn't ...
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GeoServer not wrapping mutliline text on \n

I am trying to display labels from attribute which contents multiline texts. The lines in texts are divided with \n. Can GeoServer wrap these texts on \n?
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Using name keys in OpenStreetMap

When contributing to OpenStreetMap one can set a general ("default") name as well as further language specific names (e.g. name:de). Example: name Joe's Guesthouse name:en Joe's Guesthouse name:de ...
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Showing labels as they will be printed/exported in my print layout?

I set up a print layout for a map I want to print in QGIS. Some of my layers have labels on them. When I zoom in and out in the screen, without changing anything else on the print layout, some labels ...
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Label placement in PyQGIS - cant find Centroid options in API but can set them in the UI

Using 3.10.1-A Coruña on Windows 10 I want to adjust my label placement options in a Python script. I've had a look at the QgsPalLayerSettings Class Reference and similar questions here QGIS Set ...
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Access QGIS rendering map context within QGIS Python function

I maintain the maps for my local Nordic ski trails. Each winter during the 'Tour de Soup' skiers travel from one soup station to another with the aid of a special event map. Because the map is ...
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Offsetting Overlapping Symbols in ArcMap

I am working on a recreational atlas in ArcMap 10.5 that highlights points along the coast including marinas, mooring spots, kayaking and diving points etc. The problem I am facing is that I have so ...
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Keep unique names of places

I have a map and I want to create a label with the unique names of places. Meaning a province may have a lot of polygons but I only want to keep one of these polygons' name (the main or biggest one is ...
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Drawing Labels before Raster Tiles are loaded using QGIS

In my qgis project i have a labelled point layer on top of a WMTS layer. Loading of the tiles can be somewhat slow. So when the canvas is rendered, the point features are drawn without labels first, ...
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Show only labels for a place if they wouldn't hide the label for a bigger place?

I have a layer of places with their name and population data. I'd like to dynamically label the places in QGIS: draw a label if it wouldn't cover up or hide the label of another feature with a bigger ...
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How to set fixed distance labels from data defined centroid in QGIS (3.4)

I have a labelling issue in QGIS (using 3.4, but haven't tried in other versions). I have polygons for which I show an id number as well as some data information in the labels. I've used rule-based ...
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Can you expand the label blocking area for points?

Using QGIS 3.10, is it possible to "expand" the label blocking footprint of a point feature to match it's icon size? I am trying to design a reliable data-driven workflow for generating maps that ...
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Styling the legend in QGIS with line layer

Working on QGIS 3.4.13. I have a vector line layer, there are rivers. I put a rule based symbology with two categories and different scale max / min for each category. I want to put style for the ...
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Are moved labels updated?

I'm using a multipolygon PostGIS layer in QGIS 3 and created a rule-based labeling. I'd like to know if when a label is moved by move label and diagram will it be possible to update the label by ...

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