Feature request #13834

Labelling - place label horizontally outside the polygon

Added by Darek Bobak over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Open Start Date:11/15/2015
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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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I'm working in archaeology. And I often have to label polygon layer which has polygons not connected to each other. The best way to label it would be to place labels horizontally, just by the edge of the polygon but OUTSIDE of the polygon. I'm attaching the sample from other software.

labelling.png (30.5 kB) Darek Bobak, 11/15/2015 08:56 am


Updated by Darek Bobak over 1 year ago

With hundreds of features? Manually? So what do I have a QGIS for?

Updated by Paul Kanelli over 1 year ago

I suppose you don't have to set the labels manually. Most likely there is a field calculator or PostGIS solution to set all x/y values automatically depending of the size of the polygons.

Updated by Darek Bobak over 1 year ago

With a dense distribution of irregular shape polygons I do not see the possibility to calculate the right placement for labels with a field calculator.

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 1 year ago

  • Category set to Labelling
  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have

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