Does anyone know how to import Maki icons to qgis?
Maki Icons


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:

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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.

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  • now source svg is only one with all the icons in it... how to split them in multiple files? – sanzoghenzo Apr 17 '13 at 12:17
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    As an update to future readers, as of QGIS 2.4, the SVG Paths settings box is under Options -> System, not Rendering. – Josh Sep 19 '14 at 16:39

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.

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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.

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  • A note to OSGeo4W users: the default svg folder will get clobbered when you upgrade. This issue can be avoided with dakcarto's answer. – Scro Jul 10 '12 at 20:21
  • Users can set the mapbox_maki folder in C:\Program Files(x86)\Quantum GIS Lisboa\apps\svg to be read only and not be deleted in Windows 7 using Deny to System under security settings/permissions. – Mapperz Jul 10 '12 at 20:43

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