[GRASS-dev] display labels from vector layer

Markus Metz markus.metz.giswork at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 28 07:53:07 EDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Margherita Di Leo
<dileomargherita at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to know if it is possible to display labels for a vector layer
> using the cartographic composer.

You would need to prepare labels with v.label first, then add the
labels with the label keyword.

> I'm using G7 on linux. I also noticed in
> the GUI of d.vect the function "name of column to be displayed" (attrcolumn)
> is grayed up. Using the command line, labels are not displayed but no errors
> raise.

This is a bug in the GUI dialog. You can select an attrcolumn after
setting the layer option layer to some valid layer number, even though
the layer option llayer, not layer, is used to specify the layer for

Markus M

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