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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 achieve more than basic labelling of Reference Grids (Graticules, Measured Grids) in ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm happy to be corrected, but at the moment I do not think it is possible to meet any of the following mapping requirements using either ArcMap or ArcPy: Label measured grids using a format like ...
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How can I display “related” data in a polygon label?

I have the classic situation with ownership parcels where a single polygon has numerous owners. I have related the parcel shapefile with an owner table in my database but for the life of me I can't ...
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Is there any simple Map Labeling Algorithm?

I was looking into how to Label a few features on a small Map, and want to label them on the fly. I would be adding a few features (a maximum of around 6 to 7) as graphics on a web-Map which has ...
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Openlayers renderer in IE8 - Labels not visible

I copied the source code of http://openlayers.org/dev/examples/vector-features-with-text.html. This url works just fine in IE8. I put the html page as it is in the webfolder in our network. I opened ...
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OpenLayers dynamically label polygon segments

My requirement is to show dynamic label on polygon feature's segments with some offset. The label text should have the rank of each segment. If it is a square which starts at top left corner it will ...
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Displaying intersecting roads and creating multiple labels for long roads in QGIS? [closed]

I am new to GIS and I am using QGIS 1.7.3 on Windows. Can any one tell me how to display a map from line shapefile with these two characteristics: Roads are displayed with borders at the sides and ...
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Is there an option to remove duplicate polygon labels in QGIS?

I would like to know if there is an option in QGIS labeling engine which would remove all the duplicate labels. My polygon layer contains a few features with same name. So when labeled it becomes a ...
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How to disable polygon Label on the vertices (OpenLayers) in Edit Mode

I added the style on the polygon layer like so. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); // get a copy of the default style style.label = "1233456 ha" style....
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Manually placing labels in QGIS?

Is there a way to manually place labels in QGIS? I have a map which has almost-duplicate labels in some places (e.g. E 1st St and 1st St) and I'd like to remove some of them. Also, I'd like to ...
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Prevent formatting of label text in OpenLayers

I have a vector layer in OpenLayers containing a few point features. Each of my features have an attribute tag which contains a short text identifying the feature. Example: tag: '1e-1' Applied ...
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Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?

Is there an advanced way to label in ArcMap so that the label will not be dropped?
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How can I update the label of a Polygon Vector after it has been drawn?

I am quite new to OpenLayers. Right now, I have a polygon vector with some styling applied and a label. var style = $.extend(true, {}, OpenLayers.Feature.Vector.style['default']); style.pointRadius =...
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Automate converting labels to annotation in ArcMap at multiple scales? [duplicate]

I need to be able to convert labels to Annotation feature classes at multiple scale levels for both address and street data. Similar in concept to generating tiled layers for a web service, I have 5 ...
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Turning off labels that have null values in ArcGIS Desktop?

How do I turn off labels that have null values? I am using a leader with this label but I want it turned off if the values are null
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How do I make text show up on top of Markers using Carto in TileMill

I'm attempting to place intersection markers on a trail map. Each intersection has a number. I can't seem to get the text show up above the marker. If I use the opacity, I can see the text is ...
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How to only show labels for an arbitrary selection of items?

I'm curious how others go about solving this problem: You've created a map for something with a large number of features that are labeled. The customer/client asks that you only show labels for X, Y ...
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Can ArcMap automatically highlight object on map using its label?

I was wondering if there is a way to highlight a feature (e.g. line) only by selecting its label on the map. Can ArcMap autmatically highlight this object or do I need to create some "connection" ...
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layer mask does not mask labels, only vector data

I am using ArcGIS 10. I made a layer mask (polygon) that blocks out everyting in a number of vector layers that is outside the area of interest (outside the boundary of two districts). I successfully ...
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create border and labels for groups of features in arcmap

I am relatively new to GIS, so please bear with me if my question is a basic one. I have a simple map of the parishes (counties) in Louisiana, and each of the parishes has an associated regional ...
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Changing “Default” label in label manager of ArcGIS Desktop?

Does anyone know if there is a way to change the Default Label in the Label Manager for ArcGIS 10? Otherwise is there a way to mass label features. I have about 500 feature layers in this MXD and in ...
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How is the default label field chosen by ArcMap?

I have 2 questions: I know how to manually go to Layer Properties>Labels tab>Label Field and choose my label field. I also know that I could set up my primary label field and save the setting as a ...
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What's wrong with my label formatting?

I have some formatting issues with my labels. I am using a fairly straight forward expression (see below). It sort of works fine but some formatting is being ignored, namely the ALL CAPS ACP tags. ...
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Creating all labels in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a set of polygons in ArcGIS 10, which I want to label. Despite setting the Unplaced label icon to "on" and using an expression for the label (so that all objects should be labelled), not all ...
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Rotated Labels not Respecting Feature Weights in Maplex?

When setting labels to rotate based on a field, annotation will overlap other features even if the weight is set to 1000. Does anyone know if there is a way to force it to follow both the rotation ...
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Is it possible to label the start and end of a line in MapServer?

I would like to be able to have the upstream invert at the top of the main and the downstream at the bottom. <---Down Label---------------------------------------------Up Label--->
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Measuring straightness of a curve segment (represented as a polyline)

I'm working on an automatic elevation contour labeling algorithm and one of the factors that I want to take into account when deciding the positions of labels is how "straight" a particular segment of ...
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Altering font size using label expression?

I have two label classes displaying dynamically over my parcel polygons. The owner info is the major label with larger font size and bellow it I am displaying some property type info in smaller font. ...
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Label Expressions to replace null values with text not in feature class

I need to label some hydrants (points) - some of these belong to the fire brigade and have a number assigned to them, some do not and thus do not have a number. I would like to write an expression ...
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Some labels not displaying in ArcGIS Desktop?

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10 and trying to label line features. It labels 75% of the features normally, while others do not display any label. There is no obvious geographic or label correlation ...
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Downloading and importing labels for CanVec Named Features (Code 1580010) layer (Natural Resources Canada)?

I used the CanVec symbology toolkit (described at Canvec Symbology in ArcGIS Desktop?) to symbolize all the downloaded data but now I am wanting to downland and import labels or a procedure that I ...
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Adding leaders to point symbols if they overlap using ArcGIS Desktop?

I've added symbols to one of my point shapefiles, but for several datapoints this has resulted in symbols stacked on top of each other because there are multiple sample types for one sample location (...
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Formatting Dates in QGIS labels

I would like to display a date field as a label. The data is from a shapefile. The field in question is a date field. When I use the date field for the label, it displays in the yyyy/mm/dd format. I ...
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Road Symbol/Label issues in ArcMap?

I am trying to control how many road symbols and how do I do that ? I have geodatabase that has Transportation and in it has a featureclass, "Major_Rds" and it also has three symbology for Interstate, ...
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How to label a dynamic KML file in OpenLayers?

How can I display labels for features in a KML file on an OpenLayers map. I was thinking of using popup messages, but labels are more attractive and eye-catching. I want to replicate the labeling ...
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How to easily label point values in ArcScene?

I would like to be able to quickly label point values in my scene. I am aware of the fact that there is no out-of-the-box solution to label features in ArcScene similar to the one in ArcMap. (No ...
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Duplicate display of annotation in SLD script

I am using one SLD file in GeoServer of village parcel display. It works fine, but the issue is that the annotation(parcelno) display duplicates/replicates when I zoom in. What can I do?
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Can I change a bunch of address points to labeled points without having to do each one separately?

I am trying to make a map with all of our customers in a certain area, I got the addresses on the map so now I have 300 dots. I was wondering if there is a way to make those labelled points without ...
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In ArcMap, can polygon labels always be displayed in a fixed area of the screen?

If I'm inside an area, I want its properties to be displayed in a fixed area of the screen (top right, let's say). I am talking about data view, and what I mean is that if I'm zooming into a city, ...
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When labelling polygons, not all labels are displayed - QGIS 1.7.0

I am trying to create a simple map of Mexico showing the state polygons and their label. The state shapefile is from here, and the specific file is the first one from the top (Áreas Geoestadísticas ...
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Labeling features and converting them to annotations with ArcPy?

how could I do the following steps with arcpy: right-click on the layer with the features Label Features Convert Labels to Annotations ... The annotions should be saved in a new shapefile. How ...
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Label halos in OpenLayers

I would like to add halos on my labels on an Openlayers map. I have tried adding the following to my code but no halos display. labelHaloColor: "#FFFFFF", labelHaloWidth: "2", I got that from here:...
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When creating annotation from labels is it possible to feature-link another annotation layer?

I have an annotation layer that is currently being used in the flex viewer and I would like to add a secondary annotation layer/line so that it sits directly underneath the first. I am able to link ...
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Rotating Layout View and Labels in ArcMap?

I have a question if you are able to, upon rotating the map, is there a way to do the same with the labels? If so, how? Also, besides using the "Rotate Data Frame" to rotate the Layout View, which ...
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Placing image inside of Label using ArcGIS Desktop?

In ArcView, can I add an image to a label? Assume I have the photograph path as an attribute.
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Mapserver: labels and tiles

I'm developing map with Mapserver to be rendered in tiles and testing output with Ka-map. Most of the time labels split on two tiles are matching, but sometimes they're not. I configured Ka-Map like $...
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How to show labels in arcglobe for extruded features

I am trying to visualize lithology data in ArcGlobe, i.e, the representation of different types of soil data under the earth. This I have done properly by creating Z aware featureclass and extrusion ...
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How do I automate custom edge labels for township range in ArcGIS 10?

I need to label township ranges along the side and top of my map, respectively. I know the grid in the frame properties is a way to label the edges with lat/lon. I Think there is a way to do the same ...
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Adding labeling expression to Custom Overlay Grid in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a custom overlay grid whose labels are driven by an ugly attribute field which contains unnecessary leading zeroes and other labeling no-nos. How can I introduce a labeling expression to this ...
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How to “Never Remove” labels in Maplex?

The out-of-the-box labeling engine does a fine job with forcing all labels to display despite of overlap. The same cannot be said of Maplex. I have a polygon layer obtained from the Ontario ...
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Label *beside* polygons in ArcMap 10?

I try to add labels to polygons in ArcMap 10 based on a field in the corresponding attribute table. However, the labels always appear inside the polygon, and I can't find an option that lets me put ...