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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How to symbolize points using a numbering system

Using the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API version 4, is it possible to symbolize points using a numbering system (1-n) as in this mockup? A simple marker symbol or picture marker symbol can be used to ...
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How can I reference two attributes for a label in MapFish Print request JSON?

I am using MapFish Print 3, and am trying to create labels from possibly multiple columns, based on user input from JavaScript app. I can't figure out the correct way to reference more than one ...
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Double labeling line problem using CSS for OSM data from Geoserver

I had created a CSS for postgres planet_osm_line source on geoserver, for roads displaing in client, using WMS. CSS seted like: /*.....*/ /* @title Residential */ [@scale < 20000] [highway = '...
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Moving manually multiple labels of one field

I have multiple labels of one field which in some scenarios I'd like to move manually to avoid overlapping etc. But the problem is if I have multiple labels and choose Data defined placement in ...
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Remove duplicate labels for parallel line features in QGIS 3

I've been really struggling to get my highways to label neatly. The idea is to have one route number label every 1 km on the route. The only issue is that there are duplicate separated carriageways ...
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Removing labels from inset areas within main data frame

I have three inset maps (separate data frames) within my map. I want to not label the buildings within the inset map extent on the main data frame, but keep labels outside of the inset extent. If it ...
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QGIS Attribute overlay?

I'm creating a video with the Time Manager Plugin in QGIS 3.11. How do I draw data from an attribute for a tugboats engine power in a static location on the screen? As it is it currently follows the ...
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Labelling features based on 2 attributes QGIS

I'd like to label cities that exceed 10,000 inhabitants. In my attribute table, I have the name of cities in one column, and in another, the amount of inhabitants. Is there a way to write down an ...
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QGIS 3.x: Show only labels / TilesXYZ TileLayer of labels only

I'm using QGIS 3.6 and the TilesXYZ extension (deprecated for 3.8+) to export tilelayers of my map. I'd like to export a base layer without labels and a label layer to show on top of features. The ...
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Adding label to OpenStreetMap

I've eaten at this amazing Brazilian BBQ restaurant in Calgary and I noticed its not on OpenStreetMap (OSM). How do I add a label to OSM? I am currently in the process of learning how to use QGIS ...
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Extending QGIS wordwrap function

I've got an idea that I'd like to try in order to extend the QGIS 3 "wordwrap" label engine function. Ultimately, I'd like to enable users to set min and max length for a single line, and then wrap ...
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Multiple least cost paths - automated labeling of the calculated paths with formula starting-point_destination-point?

I am using r.cost and r.drain to calculate a least cost path, using a single friction layer (slope), in a set of points, from each single point to the other. I would like to use the same approach on a ...
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Moving labels in QGIS is stuck

I have vector layer on QGIS 3.8 that contains different polygons, each one is labeled by its' name. I have used the label toolbar to move the labels, and it worked for one of the layers I have, but ...
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Label point features based on clock position?

I have recently been tasked with collecting data on the position in which sewer lines enter manholes for a local government Public Works department. To collect these points, field workers are using ...
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Formatting Multi-Field Labels in ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.6.1. I am attempting to label parcels with information from two different fields, but I would like to format those labels separately for the sake of visual hierarchy. I'm ...
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Label only the maximum value when I zoomed out or print in smaller scale using QGIS

I would like to prioritise the maximum values to be shown on the map. In other words, when the label collides it should drop out the minimum values. In the shown examples, I would like to have ...
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Sorting Relation_Aggregation Expression Results in QGIS3

I am using a relation aggregation expression to grab a list of inflows from other sewersheds. Some sewersheds take on flows from more sewersheds than others so I approached it through a relation so ...
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Stop labels from overlapping in QGIS?

I have a large area with lots of small 'sites' within it. I want to label each of these 'sites' but when I zoom out to 1:95,000 the labels overlap so I cannot read some of them. Is there a way to ...
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QGIS Labelling misplaced

I'm developing a QGIS plugin along with PostGIS and I'm facing some problems with labeling. This plugin creates several layers and tables. Some of these layers are views (labeling layers), so if I ...
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Setting label colour based on a field value?

I have created a shapefile with lines which I use to place labels exactly where I want them relative to map features. The shapefile has a field for the name that will appear as the label and also a ...
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Adding a custom font in QGIS Windows

I have added 'montserrat' into my OSGeo4W64 folder but I'm not sure how/where to add it so I can use it in my project.
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Building a rectangle around a font marker using the geometry generator

In able to show labels in a legend (see my other question regarding the legend here: QGIS styling a legend) I need to show points as rectangles with the same height but a length based on the length ...
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Mouseover highlight label in Leaflet

I would like to see the geoJSON placemark label once hover it. I found a few examples, but they refer mostly to providing a pop-up only: Showing popup on mouse-over, not on click using Leaflet? ...
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Rule-based labeling with optional second field

I need to label some polygons with 2 fields using only one label: The first being a field in the attribute table named "Bio-Code" the second one being optional if a cell in the field "BBT-Code" is ...
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Designing small letters under words in QGIS

I want to design small letters under words in QGIS when I designed the labels (attach picture). Is there any way to do it?
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Designing text in QGIS

I want to write cubic meters in QGIS 3, I searched a lot but I didn't find any instructions. Is there a way to write cubic meters as m³?
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QGIS Pie chart labels from column names

I am trying to get the proper labels for pie charts on my map. I want to use the column names of the table (.csv file) that is used for the pie chart as labels for the pie chart on the map. The column ...
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QGIS - Duplicate Labels

I have a dataset of points with data at different depths: e.g as a csv file as follows: "ID","DEPTH","VALUE" "BH01","0.5","10" "BH01","2.0","50" There will be multiple points with the ...
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Measured grid labeling in ArcMap

Can the grid labels be written along the ends of the grid lines within the data box without Cartography tools and with E / N at the end? I've been playing with offsets and other options. The only ...
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Linear referencing using QGIS only

I would like to do some basic linear referencing (label the distance along a line every 1000 m e.g.) without using plugins or PostGIS or creating points along the line. I tried working with ...
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Overlining text label in ArcGIS Desktop

I would like to know is there anyway to overline a text label like this in ArcGIS10.3.
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How to set priority of labeling?

My first map shows typical two-language map in Finland. I have used first rule green (finnish name) and after that rule magenta (swedish name). Labeling looks now a quite fine but still I want to add ...
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Defining buffer size when labeling text in QGIS?

I need to set label buffer size to near zero but I dont want to overlap labels. How to define buffer size when labeling text? Currently I am using labeling settings which is allowing all available ...
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Labeling using Arcade in ArcGIS Online

Advice on using Arcade to make "mimic" the capabilities of Maplex in ArcGIS Desktop or is there a template or "standard" for label placement and scale ranges using Arcade? To specify most of the ...
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Fine-tuning curved text positioning

I'm trying to label features using the geometry generator (QGIS 3.8). I used the following expression to build a simple circle : buffer(centroid($geometry), 500) In Placement i used Using Perimeter (...
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Labeling lines that are not within polygons using field calculator [duplicate]

I have two features. One line feature and another polygon feature. I want the line feature label not to appear when it is within a polygon similar to the one in the figure. That is, I want the label ...
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Labels with callout lines and save style for other data

I want to create a labeling with callout lines, therefore I use the geometry generator, like in this tutorial: https://gist.github.com/kgjenkins/1af82a8ffdc3c99bb886e6cd9cdc298f It works fine and I ...
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Display labels set from within QgsProcessingAlgorithm in QGIS 3.x?

I'm writing a simple QgsProcessingAlgorithm and I need to set some labels (to display the azimuths of the sides of a polygon). I can set the labeling expression alright (the expression is properly set ...
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Annotation displaying differently in map than in text properties box of ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.5. I created an excel spreadsheet with fields and lat longs that I used to Add XY Data, convert to shapefile, label, then convert labels to annotation stored in the map document. ...
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Rotating legend item labels in QGIS Layout Manger?

I want to create horizontal legend in QGIS (v 3.8.0). Is it possible to rotate legend item labels in Layout Manager?
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Displaying images as part of multiattribute labels using QGIS

I would like to display images referenced in an attribute column as part of a multiattribute label, so that I can eventually print them with the map. I do not want to display geotagged images, since ...
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Get position/rotation of free labels in QGIS

I want to export the position and rotation of labels with placement "Free" as I need them in Mapbox, which has inferior label placement compared to QGIS. I've tried with various polygon-to-point ...
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Problems with labels while using Value relation

I'm using the value relation widget to populate fields from a .csv-table with values corresponding to a chosen value. I don't know why, but the label caption displayed on the map is showing the key ...
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Labels not displaying after calling arcpy.da.SearchCursor

I'm attempting to create labels for a feature class that labels each feature "[ParentFeatureName] - [ThisFeatureID]". I found a code snippet on Esri support that should fit the bill (with the variable ...
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Labeling feature with table using ArcMap?

Is there a way to write an expression that puts the variables into a table like in the sample image? I can do it manually like in the sample but I will be making about 150 maps, so it would be way ...
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Is there a way to automatically prevent the QGIS print/layout composer from letting grid labels overlap?

I am currently using QGIS 3.6.1 and have just discovered the magic of the Atlas functionalities. Unfortunately now that almost everything is automated I need to find an automated way for QGIS to know ...
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Label with different fonts and sizes from a field in QGIS 3.8.3

I received a shapefile from Arcmap. It has a column for label representation. Here's an example: 'PP3<FNT name ="SymbolMono BT" size ="11">g</FNT>gc2'. In Armap the codes are replaced and ...
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Shorten leader-line for labels with geometry-generator

QGIS 3.8, Win 10. I have labels that are connected with the points they represent with a leader-line. The line is generated with geometry generator (going from the point-layer to the position where I ...
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Take color from other layer with data-override/expression

QGIS 3.8, Win. 10. In addition to a question asked earlier, I want to set the color of text-buffers to adapt to the color from another layer in the background. I have a shapeburst-style background (...
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Define color for label-buffer with data-defined override/expression

In QGIS 3.8 (Win 10) I have a Point-Layer with labels in a certain distance and leader lines, created with geometry-generator. The leader lines in some cases cross below the label and are masked by a ...