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st: Labels in spmap

From   Alexis Captanian <>
Subject   st: Labels in spmap
Date   Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:06:17 -0800

Hi Statalist,

I'm trying to fit labels into regions of a choropleth map, but many of
the labels are spilling out of their respective regions and
overlapping with each other. I would like to solve this problem by
making some labels appear as two lines, but I do not know how to do
this. I'm using spmap in Stata 11.2 on a Mac.

For example, instead of:

Los Angeles

I would like the label to appear:


Decreasing the text size did not solve the overlap problem.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm new to Stata so I
apologize if this is extremely elementary. I searched the archives and
other resources but didn't find an answer.

Thank you very much,
Alexis Captanian
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