Does anyone know how to import Maki icons to qgis?
Download and unarchive to a destination to which you have read rights, then add the path to the individual SVG symbols...
to the SVG paths dialog in QGIS Rendering preferences by clicking Add:
After doing this, I had to restart QGIS (1.8.0 on Mac, here) for the symbols to become automatically available in the old and new symbology dialogs and in Print Composer for placed images.
To import the icons in QGIS for Windows download and extract them to the following folder
C:\Program Files(x86)\Quantum GIS Lisboa\apps\svg\mapbox_maki
*or equivalent folder where QGIS is installed.
In the Layer Properties (add a point layer in first) Click 'Add' bottom left (not the import on the right) Select the Symbol Marker type to .svg locate the extracted folder location and click on an .svg icon and give it a name, you will have to repeat this step many times as there is no bulk load option currently. you can also change point size here or at another time.
That will import all the Mapbox Maki svg files into QGIS.