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Questions tagged [maplex]

Use this tag for questions related to the Maplex Label Engine that was previously licensed as a separate extension but since ArcGIS 10.1 has been included as part of core ArcGIS for Desktop.

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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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How to prevent labels from a vector file to overlap the raster file?

I have vector file of say Sewer lines with diameter as their labels. Against some of the sewer, georef. images are placed. While displaying all together, line labels do appear over the raster file. I ...
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Python Labelling in ArcGIS - Two Languages one string

I am trying to format a label in two languages in a way they appear on one line and not stacked in ArcGIS any ideas? Maplex Stacked label feature is not ticked so this does not help. This is how they ...
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Feature Linked Annotation, annotation does not behave the way the labels do (extra line space)

I created a feature-link annotation layer by converting labels created in MapPlex to annotation. I'm using a balloon callout label and my label expression has tags that change the font size (label ...
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Why is Label Placement Menu Different with Additional Data Frame in ArcMap?

This is the first time I've tried using multiple data frames in layout view of ArcMap 10.3.1. I'm trying to label some counties, but the label placement options menu in this additional data frame is ...
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Disabling Maplex in particular layer of data frame?

I'm using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.3.1. I am using Maplex (labeling extention) for designing map layout. But at some layer of Data frame, i need to be use standard label engine. Is there a method for ...
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ArcObjects Maplex labeling doesn't work?

I am trying to modify a FeatureLayer's Maplex label settings. For some reason those properties don't get modified when opening the document afterwards. The document I am opening HAS already set the ...
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Maplex not respecting feature weight in ArcMap?

I have a bunch of unlabeled point features with a high feature weight (800) and a labeled street centerline file with a weight of zero. Despite setting the weights for conflict resolution my street ...
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Maplex Label Engine Places Labels Too Close Together

I'm currently trying to label major arterial highways such as interstates and U.S. Routes. I want to have multiple labels per object but Maplex seems to want to cluster the labels together. I've tried ...
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Label a feature based on Intersection with another feature class

In Arcmap, I have a feature class that I want to label but only where there is NO intersection with another feature class in my MXD. I know one strategy would be to populate a field based on a spatial ...
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Labeling streets in extremely dense areas using ArcGIS Desktop?

I'm looking for some suggestions for labeling a a town that includes residential and urban areas that are extremely dense. So far, the only progress I've made has been by using the "reduce font size" ...
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Remove duplicate labels between two identical points

I have two spatially identical points that represent two apartments in one building under one address. I only need to label the address, not the apartment number, and the client does not want me to ...
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ArcMap Python Maplex labeling

I'm doing Maplex-Python labels for municipality polys with yields positive, zeroes and null values. I want to label all municipality polys by their municipality name, however I don't want to display ...
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Annotation feature class interfering with Maplex labels?

Because an annotation feature class is static and separate from the dynamics of a labeling engine, I'm having trouble understanding why my street annotation is altering my labeled features. More ...
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Undesired labels behaviour using Maplex

I'm a newly minted GIS tech. At first, using Maplex, the labels in my point file were displaying in what looked like a clumped, truly random pattern: some areas would have labels stacked on top of ...
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Ensuring Maplex label engine is enabled on new layers?

I have recently run into problems with maplex label engine not being enabled on new layers. I played around in the Label Manager and that didn't work immediately. It randomly started working on the ...
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Maplex ignores leading characters like ,,

I try to label some geologic features with Maplex. A given condition for naming is that some geological units start with a double comma ,, . So the label should look like ,,ta or ,,ya . Whenever I try ...
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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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Placing labels with leader lines at periphery of map?

I have a set of points I want to label with leader lines. I know how to set a defined offset for the leader lines but how do I get Maplex to place the text outside of the map and adjust the leader ...
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Maplex Stack Label Feature Not Honoring Force Split or Max Lines or VBNEWLINE 10.4

I'm trying to place labels in the form of a callout box at the end of a line using the Maplex label engine (otherwise I was not able to keep the label horizontal but still at the end of the line). I ...
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How to resolve the conflict between two layer labels?

Despite the fact that all labels placement methods and styles was tried ArcMap still fails to resolve the conflict between two layers labels? In my case, I have two layers (the built-up area) and (...
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Moving label to outline of polygon using ArcGIS for Desktop?

In this polygon layer (red) i try to move the label to the outline of the polygon with the Maplex Engine: I tried to find a way to solve it in the Placement Properties but i didn't succeed.
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Label not inside border after map rotation

Does anyone know why my label doesn't show normally within the label border when I apply a rotation to my map? It shows fine with zero rotation.
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Difficulties with placement properties in maplex labeling

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.2.2 and am having two difficulties with labelling using the Maplex Engine. The first problem is that I have two labels that I can't seem to put any additional space in ...
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Maplex Street Placement exporting labels to Illustrator as separate letters?

I make city maps with ArcMap 10.2.2 that I export to Illustrator for finalization. To label streets, I use the Maplex Street Placement as below: As I need to be able to rework labels with Illustrator ...
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Saving Maplex settings in style manager?

I am using ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop and I can see in the style manager that there is a part for Maplex. Does anyone know how I can save Maplex settings for different features? I tried using layer ...
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Create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties

ArcGIS 10.1 with VB.NET I have been trying to figure this out for days but can't seem to make the connection. For a layer I am trying to create a label. I create a new BasicOverposterLayerProperties ...
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Alternating Horizontal Labels using Maplex

I am using Maplex label engine to achieve horizontal lines from label to feature as illustrated by below example; What I want is for the labels to alternate in direction as per the below example; ...
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Create polygon label on both sides of polyline overlaping polygon

The image below represents areas which are as a final product exported to PDF as individual PDF's cut on the black line. The labels are created in a usual way. I need to generate labels and after ...
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Polygon won't label out beyond 1:150,000

I am using ArcGIS 10.1. I have a polygon that won't label zoomed out beyond 1:150,000. I am using the Maplex Label Engine. When I switch the Date Frame to the Standard Label Engine the label shows. ...
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Maplex Label Expression in Python Parser of ArcGIS for Desktop?

I am using a python code in ArcGIS to define the size of the labels of a point feature class. Therefore I am using a label expression (Maplex). The label size of the TEXTSTRING (string) should be ...
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Using Arcpy to Turn on Maplex Label Engine

I've been attempting to automate a number of processes into one script using arcpy. I've got everything working and am wondering if there's a way to use arcpy to toggle on/off the Maplex Label Engine. ...
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Maplex issues with “vbnewline” in ArcMap

I'm trying to stack labels using an expression I wrote using VBScript. I can get them to stack using "vbnewline" but it is a no go when using Maplex's label stacking options. Using ArcGIS for ...
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Using Maplex, how do you keep labels from overlapping a non-labeled layer?

I'm working on a map of roads and rivers. For this map roads have names and rivers do not. I'd like to keep road names from overlapping the rivers. I'm working on a whole county with lots of places ...
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Can I create areas where all label are forced away

I have some points overlaying a raster. These points have some quite complicated labels which block out the raster so I would like them to sit outside the edge of the raster and point at the point to ...
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How to improve Maplex placement when you get such a clutter? [closed]

I use ArcMap to produce map document containing a lot of label boxes with line callout. Sometimes, I have so many labels that leaders come very matted. Then I use Illustrator to unravel. How could I ...
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labelling line features

I am working with arcmap 10.2.2. I would like to label features in maps which I create with data driven pages. I have one ddp layer and another layer with the labels. The layer with the label ...
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Can labels for overlapping points be combined/merged into one label?

I have points representing sample locations. Often, multiple samples will be taken in the same location: multiple points with the same location but different sample IDs and other attributes. I'd like ...
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Maplex not placing labels in area that appears to be available? [closed]

I am trying to get ArcMap 10.2.2 to place my labels where I want them using the Maplex label engine. I want to stop the labels from both overlapping other features in the same layer, and overlapping a ...
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Leader lines to beginning and ending of polyline using maplex

I have a polyline layer with the labels placed offset with a leader line going to the middle of the polyline. Is there some way to have a leader line go from the end of the line to the label then back ...
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How to label two sizing for one attribute

I have a feature of SEA COVERAGE.shp, in the feature, we have attribute field name consist of english and malay name. For example, LAUT CHINA SELATAN(SOUTH CHINA SEA), LAUT SULU(SULU SEA). Sizing for ...
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Creating feature-linked annotation as either single-part or multi-part

I have two feature-linked annotation features in a geodatabase. Both appear to be identical in every way, except that one creates annotations as single-part and the other creates them as multi-part. I ...
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Street labels too close

Finally have gotten profecient at maplex labelingg and tweaking each option however, I am running into the issue of some labels appearing too close to each other and they are always duplicates. ...
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Formatting tags break stacked feature-linked annotations with Maplex

I have a stacked feature-linked annotation, with one of the fields using a formatting tag. The annotation is fine when it is created, however all the lines collapse onto one line when a change is made ...
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How to use part of the attribute value as a label in ArcGIS Desktop?

I have a data (school.shp) about schools. I have attribute values like: TABIKA KG SENTOSA, TADIKA BANDAR SEMARIANG, KEMAS KG TABUAN, TABIKA KEMAS SANTUBONG, TADIKA KEMAS SERIAN I need to label it ...
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Labeling at specific place using Maplex?

I have a bridge(.shp) point data which use symbol representation and I need to label it using field types and the label must be place under the second "ear" like image below: I already try using ...
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Arcmap Maplex labeling engine bug workaround - labeling expressions won't recognize multiple spaces

I am labeling points in ArcMap using the Maplex labeling engine using a short Python script. The labels are rotated depending on an 'angle' field. def FindLabel ( [name], [city], [num] ): Buffer = ...
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Make city labels inside of its country

I have City points and a Country polygons. Is it possible to make it so that labels of the cities are inside of their own country without converting to annotation? I'm using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
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Can ArcMap factor in legends and data frames when placing labels?

Is there a way to factor data frames and the legend when having placing labels using the Maplex Label Engine? I am talking specifically about the labels for roads and contours. I really don't want to ...
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Labels with leaders

I am trying to label a map with Key numbers but I can't seem to get the labels to stop overlapping each other. I am using the Maplex labelling tools and just can't quite get the settings right to stop ...