[GRASS-user] Rotating/sizing labels based on DB column?

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 14 14:31:41 EST 2012

Asher wrote:
> > Before I start hacking the label paint files myself (the format looks
> > nice and simple), is there a way to set size and rotation
> > information on a per-label basis?

MarkusN wrote:
> As of now, the "rotation" parameter seems to only support global
> rotation.
> But perhaps v.label.sa could be helpful?
> http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/manuals/html64_user/v.label.sa.html

but see also the -a and -c flags, which rotates lines according to their
instantaneous slopes.

(v.label.sa is good for making sure labels do not overlap, but neither
(AFAIU) tries to not overlap the vector map underneath, although that
would be nice to have)


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