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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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Setting X/Y shadow offset values to 1 and -1 in advanced text window using ArcPy?

I'm trying to use a label expression with ArcGIS formatting tags to create a shadow on my text. I've done everything I need except assigning a value of 1 to X offset and a value of -1 to Y offset. ...
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Designing circle label with many attributes in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Without using ArcPy, how can I create a circle label show many pieces of information from an attribute table in ArcGIS? I have image about planning zone map, with specific label on top of objects, ...
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Aligning font when rotated using QGIS?

I added a label in the print composer of QGIS (3.6). I rotated the label, but then the font is no longer aligned to a common line. I think it is stair-stepping where the letters go, perhaps snapping ...
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Labeling Graduated Symbols in ArcMap?

I am looking to place labels showing the exact number associated with a graduated symbol. I have the labels, and the symbols, but cannot seem to get them placed in the same location. Can someone shed ...
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Issues with atlas generator and labelling across maps/images

I have a lot of layers in my project and I am trying to use the atlas generator in the print composer to create a tiled map. Some of the layers have labels which have different configurations with ...
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Writing Custom Label Expressions using Arcade for ArcGIS Online? [on hold]

I'm not familiar with Arcade, but I'm trying to do a simple expression. I need to write an if-else label expression that will label addresses by their address number, unless there is a address unit ...
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Using alternate glyphs/stylistic set with label font in QGIS?

I am using a non-standard font for my labeling in QGIS (the font is jost*, modeled on Futura), and would like to use one of the alternate stylistic sets. It's easy to do this in Word. Is there a way ...
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Adjusting symbology in layer file?

I have a layer file for a geology layer containing attributes for "Age", "Rock Type" and "L_Code". The layer has symbology defined using the "L_Code" attribute. But I want the same symbology applied ...
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QGIS globe map - label distortion [duplicate]

I have created an azimuth orthographic projection map (basically a globe, I've used this custom CRS: +proj=ortho +lat_0=51.470129 +lon_0=-0.452751 +x_0=0 +y_0=0 +a=6371000 +b=6371000 +units=m +no_defs ...
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Automatic sheet size in text label in QGIS

I'm in Print Composer and want to develop a template. In that template, I would like to add a text Label which automatically represents the size of the sheet in the format "Sheet size: 841x1189". ...
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How to create relative hyperlinks in QGIS PDF output

I am attempting to add text labels in the composer that will result in clickable relative hyperlinks in the PDF output. Adding a text label, ticking "Render as HTML" and adding www.google.com results ...
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QGIS to .DXF export: labels do not appear

I have been trying to export a shp layer in QGIS 2.18 to dxf with some labels using the export to DXF tool included in QGIS, but somehow, the labels won't appear on the export. I have tried changing ...
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Regular expression to extract road labels from OSM other_tags ref

Extended question to the issue: Regular expression substring for labelling The answers I've found on the link above were fine for "simple" road labels. Unfortunately, I don't have a big SQL-...
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QGIS 3.6 - Label layers turning black

I have a project where I am making a lot of rule based labels from a polygon layer. The layer is saved as a shapefile (like the other label-layers (point and linestrings). All other layers in the ...
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Label callout lines to the closest point on the label

I am trying to improve callout lines on maps I'm making. I'm currently using the method in this link to make my callout lines. That works fine, bu I'd like the lines to always go to the closest point ...
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Rule for labeling ways not being part of OSM relation in QGIS

A brief overview of what I want to achieve: Create a map showing all cross-country ski trails in a specific region with some customizations/styling on them. The data come from OpenStreetMap ...
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Setting a scale range for labels in KML files

Is there a way for labels to be displayed in KML only when zoomed in (or out) beyond a certain scale range, just as it is possible in ArcGIS? If exporting to KML from ArcGIS, I guess the first step ...
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Add leading zeros to data frame label

This is in ArcMap 10.0. When using data frames to label UTM coordinates, I'm sometimes asked to add leading zeros (e.g., 590 would become 00590) to the tick or line labels of the data frame. I'd ...
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Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels?

Is there a way in qgis 2.0 to prevent overlapping labels? I have a layer with a large geographical extent, which means a hell of a lot of labels. Many of them collide and it looks really bad. Is ...
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Colliding labels for point features in QGIS

I have a layer (point features) containing various points of interest (POIs), some of them have the exact same location. I would like to map these POIs and add a label showing their names. However, ...
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Easy Custom Labelling Error Code

I'm getting the following error - only on one of the vectory layers in my project. Can anyone help? Have tried a restart and reloading the layer and neither worked! An error has occured while ...
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Maplex label engine

I'm currently going through the GIS 20 essential skills book where I have to fix labels. I have changed the setting from simple to Maplex and now I couldn't figure out how to assign buffers to label ...
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QGis Server labels encoding

I have a PostgreSQL database with "UTF-8" encoding which contains data in russian language. Each table of database loaded in QGis as a PostGIS layer. I want to show labels of objects on a map. When I ...
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Symbolising with one expression and labelling with another using QGIS?

I'm wondering if it is possible to categorise layers in QGIS using one expression but label it using another? I have several layers based on the same dataset but clipped so they have different areas. ...
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Changing legend labels in ArcGIS Desktop?

I don't know how to change legend labels using attribute table. I want to use values from "litologia" field instead of "kod". Is this even possible or do i have to switch value field in symbology ...
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ArcGIS Online vs JS rendering differences

I am experiencing some issues working with ArcGIS JS API v4.9. I created a map on my offline software that I imported into ArcGIS Online. The map contains polygons with labels inside them and some ...
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Labeling polygons with the number of related table entries in QGIS

Using QGIS 3.6.1 I have a layer with areas and a table with entries related to the areas: A relation is defined like this: What I would like to achieve is to label the areas with the number of ...
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Parsing serial date in ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have imported a shapefile that contains a serial date number that looks like this: 41256.260799. I would like to create a new field that shows only the hour and second like this: 06:33. I've tried ...
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Using Label Leader line in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 3.2. I am trying and trying to get a line from my points to my labels! I have not moved the labels manually, but they are offset using the "offset from point" choice for placement. ...
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Labelling layer not from attribute fields QGIS API v2.14?

How to label vector layer with my own values that aren't stored in the attribute fields?
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Filtering out labels surrounding active feature in Atlas

Let me put it this way, if I’ve tried data-defined rendering and the common featureid expression and it’s still not working - and I think one or both options should - what basic thing could I be ...
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Calculate geographic location of point display offset in QGIS

I have a point layer in which some symbols are displayed offset from the feature's true location by a given number of millimetres. As the map's zoom changes the offset symbol's geographic location ...
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How to make labels in a fixed position for a road layer in QGIS 3.2 [duplicate]

I am working on a road layer containing hundreds of roads and want to print it out in a A2 size with all labels. I want the labels to be fixed in the original position and not depend on scaling of the ...
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Labels overlapping annotations in ArcMap 10.6

I came across this issue regarding labels overlapping annotations in ArcMap 10.6 (picture left) where they don't overlap in 10.5 (picture right)... What am I missing? I simply opened the mxd in the ...
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Leaflet: Canvas Text Labels

I have some text labels in Leaflet which I'm building from JSON data using L.divIcon. They're looking like this: lbl_coord = feature.properties.coord; lbl_text = L.divIcon({ className: /*...*...
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Convert Large Number of labels to annotations in ArcGIS

I have Parcels counting to approximately 35000 for which I want to create feature linked annotations. But when I am ready with all the symbol and labelling properties and right click the layer to "...
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arcpy export data view to jpeg: label size changes

I designed a little arcpy script to export different layers in a data view to jpeg (world files included). It's the first time I actually use arcpy but it works. The only drawback is that the labels ...
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Using dynamic label to give all results in capital letters?

I need this dynamic label to give me all the results in capital letters: [dyn type="page" property="attribute" field="Predio" domainlookup="true"]
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How to hide individual labels in QGIS?

I enabled labels for a streets layer in my QGIS 3.6.0 project via Properties > Labels > Single labels. The following screenshot shows an example of such labeling: How can I hide individual labels if ...
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Moving point labels on vertices inside of polygon

What I'm trying to do is to label vertices of a polygon with a number and plot that number inside the polygon. So far I extracted the vertices to a 2nd point layer. Named them correctly and plotted ...
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Automatically change the labelling style depending on the visibility of each label on a layer?

I would like to show as many street name/label as possible on the print composer map, without overlapping, automatically change each label’s style, if it is necessary, depending on what is possible ...
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Advanced/label classes in gvSIG 2.4

New to gvSIG and trying to get SQL filters to work. I can get labels to draw for all features the same way, but when I try to define label classes with filters nothing will draw. I'm trying to label ...
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“No module named numpy” Python Error in ArcGIS Label Expression?

I have developed code to label points that pull formatting from a dictionary. I developed this code and it was working fine two weeks ago, today I try to open my map and I am now met with an error ...
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Adjust label/symbol size in print composer automatically when choosing different scale for atlas

I am having trouble with my labels/symbols in the print composer and didn't find a solution here so far. I have a project with a certain area from which I have to create several layouts in the print ...
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Saving original label position in QGIS?

Figure A Figure B If I am generating line geometry with a marker to label parcels when I use a label call-out, (attached images) how can I use the automatically defined label placement point for my ...
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Basing an 'ELSIF' expression on several fields

I am still fairly new to coding so please excuse what may be simple mistakes. I am working in ArcMap 10.5 and have an Overhead Conductor feature layer that I need to label based on what field (...
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How to add a halo to a text in the composer?

I would like to add texts with halo, in the composer (not in the map). Do you know a way to do it? I'm using QGIS 2.0.1
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How do you create a text-buffer in QGIS' print composer? [duplicate]

When creating a label you can create a buffer of another color around your text. Is there any way to do so in the print composer?
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Label point layer with attribute of surrounding line features (QGIS 3.x)

I would like to label the points of my point layer with the name attributes of the surrounding line features. The result should be a list, with the names of all lines next to the point (f.e. 10 map ...
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Dynamically color labels in color of features (QGIS 3.x) [duplicate]

How do I dynamically color labels in the color of the labeled feature? As you can see in the screenshot, the lines are in different colors, but the labels are just in black. As I know, I have to set ...