I’m very new to GIS, and I’ve been reading a lot of manuals and information, but I thought I’d ask a couple of questions here.
One of my major hobbies is drawing maps of a completely imaginary country; it’s part of a massive project of mine. I’m getting to the point where I’m reaching practical limitations in the way I’m drawing the maps using traditional graphics software.
However, I’ve already done quite a lot of work on these SVG maps in Inkscape, and I really would prefer not to start completely from scratch: the current file represents several months, if not a couple of years worth of work. They aren’t georeferenced, but they are drawn to scale (1:10000).
Is there a method to convert or import the SVG into a GIS application, such as QGIS? I’ve been playing around with it all week to no avail. Ideally I want to just import the file, layers and all, and pick up drawing where I left off, but that seems to be all-but-impossible. Even just an easy way to add georeferencing to the exported image would be a good start.
EDIT: Here’s one of the maps in question. It’s an export from Inkscape at 60 dpi; the original SVG file is ~ 3×3 metres(!) in size and tends to crash browsers. I’ve been documenting my progress with an album too. Although it’s unfinished, I figure if I’m planning to switch to QGIS, the earlier I do so the less re-mapping I’m probably going to have to do too. The bottom left corner is the point 0°E 40°N, and the map covers an area of roughly 1100 km² (33×33 km).