3
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1answer
135 views

Using Engineering symbols (*.svg) in QGIS?

QGIS looks straight forward except for the symbols or icons. I have created SVG symbols and when I place my pointer to the obvious blank areas in the symbol library a pop-up says that my symbol is ...
1
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0answers
21 views

svg export not keeping line widths

I just upgraded to 2.4 I have noticed that when I export as an svg, for opening in illustrator, the line/pen/border widths are coming out all different. For example a line width of 0.25 in QGIS is ...
1
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1answer
99 views

Convert shape file to kml without losing symbols

I am using QGIS 2.2 and want to convert a shape file containing point coordinates with userdefined svg-symbols to a kml file. Everything seems to work. The orginal file is in WGS 84 / UTM zone 32N ...
8
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5answers
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What cartographic line symbol could make a coastline represent water like this old map?

I live in a coastal area with lots of islands. Sometimes with a black and white map it's hard to distinguish land from sea. So I'm trying to replicate this old map's style. I'm trying to do this in ...
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0answers
34 views

Why my annotation markers are printed smaller?

I annotated one of my maps, for every annotation I set an svg marker whose dimension is either 6 or 8 mm. Everything looks fine in the main window. The problem arises when I try to print my map using ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Create transparent background for svg marker in QGIS?

I have an image that I want to use as a SVG marker in Print Composer. I created it as a .png file in Inkscape and then saved it as .svg. But the background transparency does not come across from the ...
2
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1answer
42 views

Is there a way to force QGIS to use scaleable markers for map prints?

The implementation of scaleable vector graphs in QGIS is very cool, however, when svgs are used for point pattern fill of polygons, these markers are obviously rasterized, blowing up the filesize of ...
3
votes
1answer
146 views

Converting map image to GIS

I’m very new to GIS, and I’ve been reading a lot of manuals and information, but I thought I’d ask a couple of questions here. One of my major hobbies is drawing maps of a completely imaginary ...
2
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2answers
230 views

Georeference vector linework

I'm new to GIS and a lot of searching didn't answer my specific question so far, so I hope someone can help me here. What I want to do is creating a small web application to visualize election ...
1
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0answers
87 views

SVG trouble in QGIS

I am having some issues using some SVGs that I have created in Inkscape. I am trying to use them in QGIS but they're not displayed properly. This: is how the SVG looks like in Inkscape and how it ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

How to rotate (svg) symbols in QGIS map composer to match map rotation?

Because of my thesis layout requirements, I have to rotate 270° some of my maps in composer. There are (many) svg smbols (icons), and they are rotated as well. I would like to (non-)rotate them in ...
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0answers
120 views

How to programmatically change an SVG symbol in the Vector Layer?

I'm trying to change the symbol used in a layer via Python. I've been able to tunnel through a vector layer to the symbol layer, but I don't know how to change the symbol it's using. I'd like to ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Why are some SVGs not displayed properly in print composer?

I am having weird problem with adding .svg to qgis print composer. I have done some smaller symbols before in inkscape and they work - however the latest one displayed itself as huge black square. I ...
5
votes
1answer
377 views

How can I export big SVGs for further use in Inkscape?

I am trying to export as an svg from Quantum GIS and import into Inkscape. However it is failing to Import. Inkscape comes up with the error 'Failed to load the requested file'. The files are quite ...
8
votes
2answers
869 views

How to create svg symbols that have modifiable fill color, stroke color and stroke width?

I want to create some svg symbols for Qgis using Inkscape, those symbols must have attributes as described in the question. For the last two days, I have been experimenting as instructed by Sourcepole ...
1
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0answers
211 views

Can I Rotate SVG symbol counter clockwise in Quantum GIS? (Direction East 0 - counter clockwise) [closed]

I'm working in a road signs project. I need the signs layer symbol to rotate according to the value in the angle field, so they could be represented facing the correct orientation. However, the angle ...
1
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0answers
264 views

Quantum GIS SVG highway shields

I was following the instructions on how to create highway shields from the "Interstate Shield Styles in QGIS" post to create highway shields for a project I am currently working on. However, whenever ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

QGIS exporting huge SVG [duplicate]

I'm having trouble exporting an SVG(or a PDF for that matter) from the QGIS print composer. I have a relatively simple map that should, when exported as an SVG, be maybe around 1MB in size, tops. But ...
7
votes
1answer
275 views

How to migrate SVG-based styles for QGIS to other computers?

I'm working on a project that has involved creating many recolourable SVG icons and bringing them into QGIS. These are then used in layer symbologies, with these subsequent layer styles exported as ...
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4answers
8k views

Is there a SVG symbol library for qgis?

Im currently using default simple symbol capabilities or dingbat fonts for point objects. Is there maybe a SVG symbol library for qgis that is a bit more extensive than that which is included? I've ...
4
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1answer
345 views

Looking for a SVG library for construction

Would anyone be able to suggest a good library for svg symbols for construction please? To be used in QGIS. Ideally water and pipeline network symbols. ciao
8
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1answer
412 views

What version of SVG should I be saving my images with for QGIS? Any particular options I should use/avoid?

I have a illustration in Adobe Illustrator that I'm trying to export as an SVG file and add to my map layout using the Print Composer of QGIS 1.7.3. When I add the image, I get strange artifacts that ...