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Label expression

September 08 2011 | 0 comments
Categories: Labeling, Map Data

Is there any label expression that will label my address point labels in the center of my parcel polygons? Or maybe other options to do this? Every address point is located inside a polygon so I am thinking that this can be possible. Thanks.

Mapping Center Answer:

You will not be able to use the address point attributes to label the parcel polygonss, as things currently stand. Instead you will have to add the address point attributes to the parcel polygon features. Then you can label the parcels with the street address or you can crete centroids for the parcel polygons (to have more contgrol over the exact location of the label placement - you said you wanted the lavels in the center) and label the parcel centroids with the address.

To add the point feature attributes to the parcel polygons, use the Spatial Join tool. The parcels will be the target features and the address points will be the join features.  Then you can simply label the polygons or you can crete parcel centroids using the Feature to Point tool.

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