Map Labeling Sites
Please do inform
further sites dealing with map labeling.
Maplex, a rule-based label-placement tool for high-quality
maps. A research team led by
Christopher Jones at the
of Wales at Glamorgan started the implementation of Maplex,
Later, development was continued by a commercial company.
In 1998, Maplex was bought by
ESRI, one of the big GIS
- Evername -
cartographic label-placement software on top of MapInfo.
- Maptext - cartographic
label-placement software for all major GIS.
An Applet that dynamically demonstrates the evolution
strategy suggested by Mike
Preuss in his Master's thesis [P98].
has a map and image processing system called
It includes automatic label placement. They
compare this to what
you can do with a GIS by MapInfo.
has three MapInfo products. According to Phil Waight they have the following
curved feature labelling of polylines or polygons. It is a little different
from static labelling tools in that the label expression dynamically checks
- for valid display scale limits, turning individual labels off outside
these limits and
- label spacing based on string length, polyline segmentation and display
- computes label repeat details (along the length of a polyline), ideal for
"active" map usage.
balanced labelling of street layers as its primary goal, but has many
"cartographic" rules for improving the appearance of "active", printed or web
is more of a tool box, but includes:
- visual centroid calculation for polygons for better label placement
- very complete geometric properties of polygons for aligned labelling
(principal axes, moments of inertia)
- rules for polygon centroid and frontage labelling
- multi-layer label clash resolution, which checks for label-label and
label-feature clashes (using a greedy algorithm)
- uses an SQL iterative "intersect and update" method to resolve
- Caliper has a GIS system
called Maptitude that
according to them has extensive labeling capabilities.
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Mar 06, 2008