Feature request #22012
Add "point on surface" to label placement options
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In addition to label placement around a polygon's centroid, it would be helpful to have the option to use a point calculated by the point_on_surface() algorithm.
See also previous feature request #3647. It was closed because of the option to "force point inside polygon". However, this option only takes effect if the centroid falls outside the polygon, whereas point_on_surface() actually calculates a point different than the centroid, even if located inside the polygon. This point appears more visually centered in certain polygons and is thus sometimes a better choice cartographically.