ArcGIS for Desktop Extensions

Maplex for ArcGIS

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Rule-Based Label Placement

Dynamic Label Application

Maplex for ArcGIS enables you to place labels correctly the first time based on your specifications for placement priorities and styles, label fitting strategies, and conflict detection rules. Conflict detection works across all map layers and takes into account your placement priorities and feature rankings.

These rules are dynamically applied based on the scale of the map and the features being displayed:

  • Label offsets
  • Stacking
  • Curving
  • Font reduction
  • Customizable abbreviation
  • Boundary placement
  • Repeated labelling
  • Character spacing
  • Label overrun on features
  • Feature weights
  • Boundary weights
Dynamically place labels

Dynamically place labels and text properly the first time.