Automatic Polygon Label Placement

Idea created by l_sulews on Mar 28, 2011
    • nsavar
    • JoyFunke
    • kmacleod
    • alexroma
    • l_sulews
    • czgarrett
    • clairewinfield
    • citrusmosquito
    • jakek
    The label for a polygon may not always necessarily be in the center of the polygon.  There should be an option that allows the map maker to automatically place labels somewhere other than the centroid.  For example, in point layers, labels are able to be placed hierarchically on around the point (upper left, lower left, etc).  This should be extended to polygon features. For example, there may be instances were you need to automatically label all the features in a polygon layer in the upper left-hand quadrant of those features.  It would be very handy if that could be done in the label properties dialogue box, instead of having to manually do it for hundreds of different features.