I want to make a map of traffic signs by using .svg image files of the traffic signs as point symbols. I put all the svg-files in the folder 'styles' in the data_dir of Geoserver (on my localhost). But for some reason, only grey squares appear, instead of the images. I am certain the files are placed in the correct folder. This is an excerpt of my SLD:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <StyledLayerDescriptor version="1.0.0" xmlns="http://www.opengis.net/sld" xmlns:ogc="http://www.opengis.net/ogc" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.opengis.net/sld http://schemas.opengis.net/sld/1.0.0/StyledLayerDescriptor.xsd"> <NamedLayer> <Name>Traffic</Name> <UserStyle> <Name>trafficsign</Name> <FeatureTypeStyle> <Rule> <Title>08970150-8c69-4c99-98d3-c2bd86035ac6</Title> <ogc:Filter> <ogc:PropertyIsEqualTo> <ogc:PropertyName>img</ogc:PropertyName> <ogc:Literal>955544_aanzicht1.svg</ogc:Literal> </ogc:PropertyIsEqualTo> </ogc:Filter> <PointSymbolizer> <Graphic> <ExternalGraphic> <OnlineResource xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="955544_aanzicht1.svg" /> <Format>image/svg+xml</Format> </ExternalGraphic> <Size> <ogc:Literal>60</ogc:Literal> </Size> </Graphic> </PointSymbolizer> </Rule>

I must also say, that it did work when I uploaded a png-file to imgbb.com to create a URL, and copy/pasted the URL in the SLD. But it really seems like a lot of work to individually upload images and copy/pasting the URL in the SLD file (especially when dealing with close to a thousand different traffic signs).

Is there any reason why geoserver won't show my svg-files when using the relative path?


I have a bunch of OS styles that work fine using the following syntax:

      <Name>Triangulation Station - 1:1,000 to 1:5,001</Name>
      <PointSymbolizer uom="http://www.opengeospatial.org/se/units/metre">
            <OnlineResource xlink:type="simple" xlink:href="ordnance_survey/triangulationStationSymbol-fc.svg"/>

So yours should work.

Things that can go wrong include:

  1. tomcat (or whoever is running GeoServer) can not read the file.
  2. the style is in a workspace and you have placed the SVG file in the style directory instead of workspace/style.
  3. Maybe GeoServer likes a directory ref in there - try ./955544_aanzicht1.svg
  4. your SVG is corrupt?

Note to save on the filtering you can use the file name directly in the SLD from the property:


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