Feature request #22012

Add "point on surface" to label placement options

Added by Nathan Perry about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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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.


#1 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 5 years ago

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