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QGIS By Example by Daria Svidzinska, Alexander Bruy

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Adding labels

Labeling is an important part of cartographic visualization. It significantly enhances data readability and understanding. Note that labeling is applicable only for vector layers because they contain landmarks and attributes (usually names) to be shown on the map. You can reach the Labels section from the Layer Properties dialog or by going to Layer | Labeling menu. Also, there is a Label toolbar that you can turn on or off by right-clicking on the toolbars panel contextual menu and use for fast access to the labeling options.

If you want to add labels to your layer quickly, just turn on the Label this layer with option, select the attribute field to be used for labeling from the drop-down list beside it, and click on OK. Labels will ...

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