text placement for MAPublisher
A newly redesigned and improved MAPublisher LabelPro is available in MAPublisher 9.1
MAPublisher® LabelPro™ offers advanced labeling capabilities beyond those available in the standard MAPublisher Feature Text Label and the MAP Tagger Tool, including a sophisticated and user-friendly rule-based and collision-free placement engine. MAPublisher LabelPro is included in the installation of MAPublisher and requires the purchase of a license to activate it.
The MAPublisher LabelPro engine contains sophisticated algorithms that solve many of the most common map labeling problems such as complex conflict resolution across multiple layers, the ability to specify data as obstacles and the ability to create complex labeling conventions using user defined rules. Generate Label Filters with expressions to fine-tune which attribute information can be considered as a label or obstacle.
MAPublisher LabelPro uses map attributes, rules and styles for labeling which provides a great level of sophistication and control. Map layers may be assigned an order of priority for labeling and set as label obstacles. Labels can be placed on any defined text layers, unplaceable layers can be ignored or placed. Placement rules and styles can be saved to a file and imported or shared over a network.
Users can use the following rules and placement options to place the text on their maps:
Configure which MAP Layers will be labeled and which layers will be denoted as obstacles. Obstacles are map objects that are included in the conflict resolution decision making process that must be avoided when trying to place a label. MAP LabelPro dialog box displays all MAP Layers, label settings, and control in an easy to use interface.
MAPublisher LabelPro provides users with an intuitive graphical interface for setting up labeling rules. Each Point, Line and Area rule dialog box has numerous label placement options for a high level of label detail and a variety of configurations.
Pre-defined default rules are a good starting point out of the box, however customization can make your labeling even better.
Maintain label consistency with MAPublisher LabelPro styles. Customize label sizes, fonts and colour. Line styles may also include symbols such as road or highway shields. Save style files and share them to maintain consistency across multiple user projects.
Verify that labels were successfully placed in accordance to the MAPublisher LabelPro configuartion—and placed in either Destination or Supression layers. If no Suppression layer is available, non-compliant text is ignored and is not generated. Once placed, the labels are considered standard text and may be modified using Adobe Illustrator or MAPublisher operations.