[Qgis-user] Rule based labeling ideas

Alister Hood alister.hood at synergine.com
Thu Nov 3 20:13:58 EDT 2011


Oops, that reply didn't go to the developer list
Sorry for the double-up, user list.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alister Hood
> Sent: Friday, 4 November 2011 11:32 a.m.
> To: 'qgis-user at lists.osgeo.org'
> Cc: 'madmanwoo at gmail.com'
> Subject: RE: [Qgis-user] Rule based labeling ideas
> 
> Hi Nathan,
> I suggested a similar thing as part of http://hub.qgis.org/issues/4123
- have
> you seen that ticket?
> I haven't got around to splitting it up like Martin suggested :(
> I think the way I suggested dealing with labels would be simpler for
the user.
> 
> Also, at least for your second option ("ui in the labelling tab"), it
seems
> like you have only considered that users want to apply different text
to labels
> for different rules.  I think it is very common for users to want to
apply
> different formatting to the labels, e.g. larger text for highways or
large
> cities than for side streets or small towns.
> 
> Alister
> 
> 
> > Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 23:25:14 +1000
> > From: Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [Qgis-user] Rule based labeling ideas
> > To: qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org, qgis-user
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> > Hi all,
> >
> > I was playing around with some uDig, SLD and MapServer today and how
they
> > handle labeling features and I noticed that they do labels per class
(per
> > symbol in our case) and I remember seeing that rule based labeling
was on
> > the To-Talk-About list for the next hackfest and thought I would
throw a
> > few ideas about how I thought we could do it.
> >
> > I have written a few details about my ideas here
> > http://www.qgis.org/wiki/RuleBasedLabelingIdeas
> >
> > Would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this.
> >
> > My motivation for thinking this would be good is that it's a pretty
> > powerful feature in SLD and MapServer but all the UIs that I have
seen to
> > handle defining the labels per feature class/symbol are very below
par IMO.
> >
> > - Nathan


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