Adding SVG symbols to QGIS | burdGIS

Map fans It’s been a while I’ve been A little bit ill But today we are looking at SVGs and how to use them in Qgis Here we are on Facebook at biodiversity informatics training curriculum A really good group on Facebook Why not join it? It’s very cool This post we have some SVG symbols that been put together by Alina Gerlee And they’re really good So Let’s take a look at how we can use these in Qgis So here is Alina’s page and first we have got some track SVGs so we’ve got various different animals And these look like they can be in points or in lines as well which Which is kind of cool Might also notice that Alina’s page is in Polish I don’t speak Polish that’s why I made this video so I thought it Might just be a useful walkthrough For those of you that want to know how to use these The other symbols that Alina has put together are animals These are really good great for the conservation Stuff so… Without further ado let’s hop on to qgis and check out how we can get these SVGs Loaded up Before we do that I should just point out that Alina does have a walkthrough on her website so please Do visit that as well And I will put a link To her website In the comments Here we are back in old faithful qgis 2.18.11 And in order to use Alina’s awesome SVG Symbols we are going to need a Plug-in So I’m going to go up here to the plugins I’m going to manage and install plugins and what we’re looking for Is Qgis Resource Sharer I think it’s called. Oh! Sharing… there we go Alright so you can Read in the panel Here to the right How this was put together it’s a product of GSOC 2016 And it allows you to share SVGs and other stuff In qgis pretty cool So if you make your own SVG Then you could share them with the community Very nice so I’ve highlighted this one after finding it and then I’m just going to install plug-in down here That will take a little while to install Tick tock Tick tock And our plug-in has successfully Installed So weak we can close our plugin window Now it’s installed if we go back to plug-ins here we can see resource sharing is Available So let’s click on that and see what’s going on All of these collections On the left we can actually use Which is pretty cool so I believe that Alina’s was animal silhouettes and animal tracks and signs So let’s go to animal silhouettes Then we can see What Alina had on her page Is now available here And we can install down to the bottom right So the collection will download It will install and there we go let’s get the animal tracks and signs as well There we go thanks very much Alina Install that Excellent So we can close out of our plug-in now there is a lot more stuff that you can go through here and Check out in your own time Now to put these SVGs to use I am just going to use a map that I’ve got hanging around in the background and Looks like our railway stations are a point file Very useful Let’s double click on that Open up the style At the moment we just have a simple marker Which you can see here And if I click on that I can change the colour etc Very good And I’m just going to change the size and bump it up to 5 so we can see our changes take effect Now here the symbol layer type is currently set to a single marker I want to change that To an SVG marker Our size stays the same but qgis doesn’t know which SVG marker we want to use So we will scroll… Scroll down And here we can see our SVG groups now Our resource sharing group Should be right down the bottom here And there it is The Resource sharing plug-in has made these Folders on our local machine and that means that we can access these SVGs Let’s go for animal silhouettes I am going to go for a frog image And it will default to black but you can change that colour as you wish I’m going to make them bright red Excellent and if we apply that In the background You should be able to see that we have changed our railway stations to red Frogs So that’s how you can play around with SVG markers if you Do make your own SVG markers please let me know I’m always on the lookout for more of these Because it’s kinda cool to style your maps Don’t forget as well if you’re new to QGIS we do have on Udemy a QGIS course It is a real beginners course Check out the comments and there’s a link to that With 50% off just for you YouTube subscribers And finally please don’t forget to like videos If you do like them then don’t forget to subscribe Happy mapping!!!

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  2. I have a layer that has multiple values in the field I need symbols for. I need to assign different symbols for the different values in the field. There may be 20 different symbols I need to associate with this field. How is that done? Thank you.


  3. Hi, help me. <Error: <urlopen error [Errno 1] _ssl.c:504: error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version>

  4. Hi, I am Igor and I am need your help. I liked this video, but when I tried to repeat this activity, the QGIS 2.18.16 send me this message: <Error: <urlopen error [Errno 1] _ssl.c:504: error:1407742E:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:tlsv1 alert protocol version>. What is the problem ? I await an answer, please.

  5. Hi, great video. I followed your walk through and installed and opened QGIS Resource Sharing, but when I try to install the icon set I get the following error message : Error:>url open error [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed (_ssl.c.833)> Any suggestions as to how I could overcome this? Using QGIS 3.4.5 Many thanks.

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