I have a map in SVG format. I can import it as an SVG symbol, scale it, rotate it and geolocate it, all as a symbol. This is great as I get all the plusses of a scalable vector graphic. I.e. when I zoom in it doesn't get blurry. Is there any way to import the SVG, which clearly QGIS understands as, as vector map layers?

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    Welcome @Simon Allen, Please give users more details about your question. What does SVG map mean? It's very important to add an image of this SVG. We will help you better when your questions are more clear.
    – BBG_GIS
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 6:24
  • This Q/A may be of some help to you: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/72674/…
    – TomazicM
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 12:51
  • Here's another Q/A: stackoverflow.com/questions/15691541/…
    – TomazicM
    Commented Apr 8, 2019 at 12:54
  • I understand they are not layered, but they consist of points, lines and polygons, just like any other vectors. Just hoped there was a quick and dirty way to load them as three layers. Like the GPX importer...
    – Simon
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 9:37
  • A symbol is something way different from a map. What projection is your SVG in and are its coordinate values corresponding to that or is it just visual?
    – inc42
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 11:26

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Scalable Vector Graphics or SVG don't consist of layers. They are merely (vector-)shapes on a two-dimensional plain.

  • SVGs can have layers.
    – inc42
    Commented Jan 11, 2020 at 11:25

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