Feature request #14824

Layer labeling "azimuth"

Added by Matt Sim about 4 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:Open
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Labelling
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:22779

Description

Add the ability to control "up direction" for the labels of a layer. Basically, an orientation modifier applied to the placement method.
Implemented as an addition setting in the layer labeling dialog.
Example:

Label > Placement:
Allowed Positions [ ] Above line [x] On line [ ] Below line
Layer azimuth [ 0.0° ]

The desired effect is to provide a global modifier to control the label orientation. This would be especially useful for Curved and Parallel labels; allowing one to precisely control the angle at which labels will flip 180°. (This effect can currently be simulated by changing the canvas orientation, but all layers are affected, and of course the map is no longer north-up)

before.png - BEFORE: normal Curved road labels (QGIS 2.14) (294 KB) Matt Sim, 2016-05-16 07:18 AM

after.png - AFTER: simulate desired effect; road labels essentially have only two orientations (389 KB) Matt Sim, 2016-05-16 07:18 AM

History

#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei about 4 years ago

  • Category set to Labelling

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 3 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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