Feature request #15217

Remove duplicate adjacent labels

Added by Paolo Cavallini almost 8 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:23154


It would be useful to develop a function for removing adjacent labels with the same content, giving a distance (in map units or in canvas units) as a parameter. AFAIK this is currently not possible in QGIS.


#1 Updated by Andreas Neumann almost 8 years ago

Hi Paolo,

Can you be more specific? For which geometry types? What is the use case?

BTW: this should be changed from bug report to a feature request. It is not a bug, if a feature is missing.


#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 8 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

This holds true for any geometry.

#3 Updated by Harrissou Santanna almost 8 years ago

The use case: currently, this is somehow possible for line features when you have a nice topology (well connected). But if you do not have that clean topo, you'll get all the same labels (which can look ugly or not professional).
You can also have a set of polygons sharing the same value in a small area and you do not want to show too much labels (avoid crowding) and neither want to merge these features for labeling purposes. This option can help.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#5 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 6 years ago

A sample dataset should be added for more clarity.

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