I have a georeferenced layer, built from a nice map drawn with Inkscape. But when I convert it to *.png, *.jpg or *.tif, there is a pixelisation of the map. After georeferencing, it gives a pixelised map. I tried different definitions, sizes, etc but it always has much pixelisation.

How could I import the same map, but with nice contours, like in a *.svg file? I have thought about converting it into a shapefile, but I haven't found out if it is possible?

  • Could you add a picture to show the result?
    – Martin
    Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 9:57

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I am not aware of a direct SVG to shapefile converter, but there are some solutions to convert from SVG to kml:



Import of kml files is easy for QGIS.

Another possibility would be using DXF format. Inkscape can export to DXF, and QGIS can import that directly.

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