Labelling in QGIS
Posted 25 April 2010 - 07:09 PM
Will QGIS let you put labels in a new layer? And/or is there a way to move them/edit/delete individually? There HAS to be. Otherwise, how would you be able to make a map properly?? Thanks for any help!
Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:44 AM
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:26 AM
I don't think so, it will remain free, open-source. There was a mini-panic in the QGIS community recently caused by a blog in which a QGIS developer stated that the software might have to go commercial. Published on 1st April.
... So from what I see of this GIS it looks very good but in all honestly with all the tools in QGis I can see us paying at least $500 for version two.
Regarding labels, there is a new smart labelling plug-in for QGIS that is worth a look. It does a good job of avoiding collisions and can do things like putting curved labels on curved lines.
Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:41 PM
I think so, too.
I don't think so, it will remain free, open-source.
Originally Quantum GIS was just a geo data viewer and has evolved into a powerful tool in just a few years' time. For exactly $ 0.00 you get a stable software, quite a few specialized geospacial function plugins, and a very helpful user and developer community - something you don't get with any of the proprietary GIS software companies although you pay big bucks.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:55 AM
Regarding labels, there is a new smart labelling plug-in for QGIS that is worth a look. It does a good job of avoiding collisions and can do things like putting curved labels on curved lines.[/quote]
The labeling plug in works until you go to the printout editor, where they magically disappear. Supposedly the next version (1.5?) will have this bug fixed, but for now it seems that you either live with the result of the automatic labeller or paste labels in yourself...
Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:30 AM
Total qgis newbie here. And I realize this is an old thread but here goes anyway. Please, be kind:
I have created a few text labels for some line vectors but I havent been able to figure out the label moving tool. Is there no way to just select a label and move it?
macbook pro 10.8.5
Posted 24 August 2015 - 08:04 AM
I was just struggling with this very thing a few weeks ago. It turns out the way to move labels can be found here:
It takes a few steps to set up (create x and y columns in your table, point the labelling tool to these columns) but once you do, you get access to the label editing tools (you have to be in edit mode to access these).
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