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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Annotation group for data frame grid in ArcGIS

I am working in a project which I should label two types of grids (one is projected and the other is geographic) in the same data frame (layout view). Often there is an overlap of these coordinate ...
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Leaflet.TextPath: how to set zoom level from which text would be displayed

I am using the Leaflet.TextPath plugin for labeling polylines. It works fine into my Leaflet map, but I want to set the zoom level (scale-based visibility) from which labels would be displayed on the ...
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QGIS 3 Line connecting point to label issue - can not get line to align with label in desired place

I have labelled a points layer by defining a line between points and labels, so as I could remove the label to outside the map area (Figure 1). Using additional columns in the points layer attributes ...
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Trim symbology label decimal places when using Arcade in ArcGIS Pro?

I have an issue trying to symbolise a layer with graduated symbols using a custom expression: I am limited to using arcade/there are no other languages in the drop down which I don't believe should ...
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Labelling contour lines in QGIS?

I need to label contour lines in QGIS 2.14. I've tried a few things, including Choosing only one contour line to label in QGIS? but it labels with the IDs instead of altitude. EDIT: I've created the ...
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Shapefiles - ability to toggle editing and filtering

I have a shapefile from a county HER which I have successfully loaded. I have catagorised the point so depending on type they show a different symbol. I can filter those points in order to show ...
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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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Labeling using 'wordwrap' and 'wrap on character' with mutiple fields in QGIS?

I'm having a problem with multi-field labeling both using the 'wordwrap' function and the 'wrap on character' mode. In fact I would need to use the multiline mode only on the second of the two fields ...
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Connecting labels and points with arrows

I found a previous thread on this and I am following this option. I am hoping someone can split this into greater steps for me. I am not certain of the detailed steps for creating a Generator ...
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Modifying text with tags in If Then Else in VBScript Label Expressions

I am having a problem with formatting text in a label expression using VBscript. Here is my label expression: Function FindLabel ([Mean], [Count]) if ([Mean] < 1) then FindLabel = [Count] &...
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Reverse Engineering Movable Labels in ArcMap?

I have an .mxd where the labels for most features are fully editable and movable. However, they have NOT been converted to notation. They are stored in shapefiles that have no symbology but also have "...
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Exporting contour labels to DXF

I am very new in QGIS. I imported a DEM in QGIS, I generated contours, then I have added some labels. I have been able to export those contours in DXF but the labels haven't been exported. How can ...
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QGIS - label placement in print composer

I have managed to do manual placement of labels in QGIS 2.18 so that they are all showing without overlapping. However, when I create the map in print composer the labels do not stay in their same ...
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Adding x and y values while creating a label QGIS

I'm trying to create a label on a map in QGIS. I can open the setting where there are an X and Y button and a few other properties, like opacity and distance. I'm pretty sure the problem is that I ...
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How to keep Leaflet polygon labels visible?

I would like to see the polygon label always as well if I zoom in. This is the starting point. now, when I zoom in I want the lables still to be visible, but they are not. My current code is: var ...
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Labeling with expressions in QGIS?

Some polygons in my map have a "name" (but no "capacity") and some have a "capacity" (but no "name") and some have both. I want to label the polygons with the "name" and the "capacity". Therefore I ...
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Labeling cells in fishnet using equivalent (“southeast”) vertices in grid using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a large grid of 0.001-degree fishnet cells. I want to label each cell using the coordinates of its own southeast vertex. I have the coordinates for all the vertices in the entire grid, but I ...
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Random behaviour with rule base labels (v3.4.1)

I have a layer with rule based labelling enabled. There are two label styles: a base style for all labels (no filter) and a highlight style which is intended to apply to features with a particular ...
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labeling point symbols with leader lines

Is it possible to label the "edge" of a point symbol in ArcMap when using leader lines? I would like to offset the leader so the line does not overlap the point symbology. In the past I have converted ...
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Writing label expression with ArcMap and If then Statement?

I am having problems with label expression in ArcMap 10.2.1. I want to show two labels per polygon, but only when there are two labels to show. Every polygon has at least one label (Veg_Dominant), ...
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QGIS label: Capitalize first letter of different words in attribute field

I have a vector layer with an attribute text field with 3 words (word1, word2 and word3). I want to capitalize the first letter of word1 and word3 in label output. For example if a record has the ...
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How do I edit a single label in QGIS 3.4 (Madeira)?

I'm making a map of North Dakota and trying to label the counties, but one of the names (Golden Valley) is extremely long in a very tall county. I don't want to turn the label vertically, but would ...
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Label features with letters instead of attribute field text

I am creating a map of protected areas/parks and want to display a letter label (A, B, C...) inside the polygons of all the parks in the map. The full names of the parks are too long to fit inside ...
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Draw line to next feature with distance as label (dynamic)

I would like to dynamically draw the shortest line to the next object (Geometry Generator?). Example: I have a network-layer (streets) and a point-layer. I know the distance from every point to the ...
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Changing the label color with the Expression Dialog in QGIS 3.4.1

I want to separate two labels and then coloring each one separately, using QGIS 3.4.1. So, I was trying to color a label within the Expression Dialog. However, I could not figure out how to wright the ...
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Converting label expression from VBScript to Python in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a feature class with label expression in VB script. I do not have the skill to convert a VB script to a python script. Here is the VBScript:- Function FindLabel ( [DESCRIPTION] ) if (left(...
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Rotation of text in QGIS?

I am using Qgis 2.16 version .I have some basemap data but when I load it in the text layer (I can’t remember what its called but you should be able to see road names, house numbers etc) has an “...
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How do I edit an individual label in QGIS that has data from two columns on two lines, but also needs a word wrap?

So I have a complex question. Initially I needed to know how to do a word wrap on a single label in QGIS because I have a county name that is too long for the county it belongs to. I was told how to ...
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Can ArcGIS automatically round labels for a raster symbolised according to a classification? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a way to automatically adjust the reported precision of the label field for a float raster rendered in ArcGIS according to a classified symbology. Currently, the a classified raster ...
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QGIS Put a label only on selected polygons

I'd like to labelling only some polygons of a layer which are inside another polygon from another layer. Have you an idea how to do this? May be with a label rule?
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Automating ArcGIS Online Shortlist Story Map description customization?

Is it possible to automate the descriptions under each image/event in the Shortlist Story Map? I want the word "Year:" to appear before every yyyy. I want this type of label and colon to be bold and ...
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Italic fonts in QGIS 3.4

How can I apply italic fonts for labels and print composer in QGIS 3.4? The option seems to be disabled.
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Show in QGIS the number of overlapping lines in the Label

Is there a way in QGIS to show in linestring's labels the number of overlapping linestrings (with exact same geometries)? I've got cables that have the same geometry (are in same pipeline) and I need ...
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Polygon label repeated for each tile

I'm using the standalone GeoWebCache to serve tiles from a remote GeoServer. My problem is that the polygon label is added to each one of the tiles served, instead of only once in the polygon centroid....
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Is it possible in the QGIS GUI to copy/paste a layer's label style only between layers?

Is it possible in the QGIS GUI to copy/paste a layer's label style properties only between layers? In QGIS (2.18.1, win7), while it is possible to copy a layer's entire style (symbology + label ...
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Setting label settings in PyQGIS 3 to mapUnits?

I am converting several Plugins from QGIS 3 and I am struggling heavily with symbology and labeling. The straightforwart QGIS 2 approach seems to be totally gone. I found some help here: Reading and ...
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Reading and setting label settings in PyQGIS 3?

How do I read and set label style settings in QGIS 3.0. For instance, in QGIS 2.18 i had done: props = { "labeling": "pal", "labeling/enabled": "true", "labeling/fontFamily": "Arial", ...
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How to label lines and rows of points?

How to labeling this rows and column of points so we could identified each point belong to what rows or what column depending on the polygon or starting point without depending by X or Y coordinate ...
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How can I get a numerical (or value) display for equal intervals in a layer?

I'm looking to classify regions on a map by the amount of light pollution in the area. I have the varied intensities (0 through 60) plotted using a color map, but is there anyway that instead of a ...
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Labeling vertical lines with Shape Length = 0 in ArcMap?

I am trying to add labels to my linear feature class. Some of my lines are vertical (i.e. I only see a point representing the start or end node of the line, because they have the same XY coordinates ...
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Choosing only one contour line to label in QGIS?

Is it possible to select only one contour line for labelling? I have numerous labels for each line and I'll prefer to label only the main ones, such as 1000 m and 1500 m
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How to make the coordinates of point appears as labels?

I am working on a school project that requires us to have a map with the points indicating different station with its coordinates appearing as a label. I just don't know how to do it? I think it ...
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Arcade expression to see if current date is within two dates?

I am new to building expressions in Arcade and I am having trouble writing an expression that can be used to check start and end times of different areas and evaluate if the current date is within the ...
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Geoserver labeling algorithm

I'm really interested in knowing what kind of algorithm does GeoServer use when presenting its maps. GeoServer has its own algorithms, for instant the labelling algorithm. Is there a possibility to ...
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Labeling using chemical formulas in subscripts that contain a mask in ArcMap 10.6

I would like to label points in ArcMap, and the labels contain chemical formulas. These chemical formulas have both subscripts and superscripts (see snip below) I am unable to use labels that both ...
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How to export a map in lower size (11*17 inch) with all the parameters set up for higher map size but still looking good?

I am working with ESRI ArcMap (10.2) and have set up a map page size for 40*60 inch. I created a pdf and printed, it looks good. Next I printed with lower size 11*17 but the place labels does not ...
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Why might text formatting tag for bold not work in ArcGIS Pro labeling expression?

Someone told me recently that, when they used the text formatting tag for bold text in an ArcGIS Pro labelling expression: <BOL>Bold</BOL> test the label appeared as: Bold test ...
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How to label only one feature in QGIS without editing layers when several have the same value

The issue: I have several points (bus stops) in one area. They all belong to the same station, so they all have the same "name" attribute. To avoid a mess of lables showing all the same name i only ...
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Showing categories in QGIS?

I have a .csv file pointing at coordinates. It is a large file that is edited often. In it, I have three groups of data (say A, B, and C). Within each group there are a number of Names, and each ...
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Making labels stay at some defined position in QGIS?

I am using QGIS 3.2 Bonn. If I add a label (and I have a lot of labels, for every field, river, path, etc...) and if I zoom out all labels are crossing each other and it is hard to know what is ...