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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

QGIS symbology set

It's been a while since I've updated the status of a notation conventions for QGIS project. Let's fix it! There is a beta-version of the symbology available. See the screen-shots below (all are clickable), and if you like it -  DOWNLOAD the set, use it and provide a feedback!


How to use:

1. Use QGIS 1.7 or higher.
2. Go to Settings->Style manager.
3. Hit "Import" button.
4. Provide path to the "symbology-ng-style-eng.xml" file in this archive.
5. Pick up needed symbols or choose all of them and hit "Import" button.

Note that there should not be any red circles in symbols after import is complete. If you will see red circles (or do not see some of the symbols despite their names present) it means that paths to some of the SVG icons are broken. You should fix them manually by editing "symbology-ng-style.xml" file LOCATED AT YOUR USRER'S QGIS FOLDER by copying according paths from "symbology-ng-style-eng.xml" file FROM THIS ARCHIVE.

Numbers in the end of the symbol's name is a scale it is designed for (it is for printing purposes). For example "...50_100k" means that this symbol is suitable for printing in 1:50 000 and 1:100 000 scale.


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  1. Good work. But... so many symbols. Seems we need to add something like multiple symbol libraries in QGIS. Maybe this is a task for upcoming hackfest?

  2. Thank you... Now I get how to customize symbols now in (rule-based) labels in Qgis. I only wish I could find where these files are kept (I don't see it in under user).

    1. Depends on the OS that you use. For Linux it is ~/.qgis, for Windows it is something like C:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\resourses.