I've downloaded the SVG icon pack from https://www.mapbox.com/maki/
Using the Import from URL has never worked for me, so how do I import these symbols into QGIS?
As far as I can tell I need an .XML defining each symbol.
I hope this is what you are searching for :
[Checked QGIS 2.14 / 2.18]
Yet another way is to create a new folder under
C:/Users/your_name/.qgis2 and name it
svg. This new
C:/Users/your_name/.qgis2/svg is automatically recognized by QGIS as the path to pre-defined
User Symbols Group.
Then just copy the downloaded icons into it. The top-level folder (just below
svg) will become the subgroup name.
C:/Users/your_name/.qgis2/svg/MAKI will be:
(Update for QGIS 3.0)
QGIS 3.0 does not use
.qgis2 folder anymore, so the location has to be checked by opening
Settings | User Profiles | Open Active Profile Folder.
svg folder in this location. Then again, QGIS will recognize it as the User's
The most convenient way right now to share SVG in QGIS is to use QGIS Resource Sharing plugin (you can install it from QGIS Plugin Manager). Maki icons are shipped into one of the approved repositories that you can use them right away. Read more about this plugin here http://www.akbargumbira.com/qgis_resources_sharing/