Why do my city labels disappear when I zoom out?

A city label is drawn inside the appropriate city's polygon. As you zoom out, the polygon decreases in size and the polygon becomes too small to render the city label inside it.

Using a Chameleon script you can instruct the city label to overflow the city polygon:

render [cities],null,null,label<FONT<"Times New Roman"-bold-italic,16,(196,59,59)>:overflow>

Alternatively, you could render each city as a Points (major_cities, cities, small_cities,etc…, refer to the GeoBase CHM user manual for all types).

Published, Jun 4th 2009, 18:36