Feature request #746

more SVG symbols

Added by pcavallini - about 12 years ago. Updated almost 10 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:Tim Sutton
Category:Symbology
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:10805

Description

More symbols are available for inclusion in QGIS (eg http://gfoss.it/drupal/node/66). Tim noted that
adding a large library of free svgs caused considerable slowdowns in the dialogs that display svgs for symbol selection, so if its a large archive we will need to consider using a file selection dialog rather to let the user choose their symbols

History

#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 10 years ago

Even better: it would be good to have a common repo for symbols (much like the one for python plugins), with the possibility for users to up and download symbol sets in their home directory

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

to start it would be enough to have a selector for the categories and then have just the symbols for that specific category shown in the dialog box.

Together with the symbols now available here #1694 it would be possible to fill the hole of the lack of symbols in qgis.

#3 Updated by matter - about 10 years ago

So, this ticket has been open for 2 years. Is there at least a howto to replicate what Tim noted?: "adding a large library of free svgs caused considerable slowdowns in the dialogs that display svgs for symbol selection"

Does that still happen with the latest builds of qGIS? I would love to see instructions on how Tim got the SVGs to show up in the first place, as I want my copy to get rid of a bunch of the ones I don't use, and add the Geology ones so I can use my maps for work. Thanks for the info!

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

Replying to [comment:3 matter]:

So, this ticket has been open for 2 years. Is there at least a howto to replicate what Tim noted?: "adding a large library of free svgs caused considerable slowdowns in the dialogs that display svgs for symbol selection"

Does that still happen with the latest builds of qGIS? I would love to see instructions on how Tim got the SVGs to show up in the first place, as I want my copy to get rid of a bunch of the ones I don't use, and add the Geology ones so I can use my maps for work. Thanks for the info!

Adding a few symbols (I tested 30/40) is not a big problem as qgis doesn't slow when you open the dialog box. It is probably different if you add hundreds, also because it would be impossible to find what is needed. The solution passes by creating a selector for categories/sub categories and show just the symbols for that particular category.

#5 Updated by matter - about 10 years ago

Replying to [comment:4 lutra]:

Adding a few symbols (I tested 30/40) is not a big problem as qgis doesn't slow when you open the dialog box. It is probably different if you add hundreds, also because it would be impossible to find what is needed. The solution passes by creating a selector for categories/sub categories and show just the symbols for that particular category.

How did you get qGIS to "see" the symbols? I use qGIS in Linux, and When I add additional symbols to /usr/share/qgis/svg/ they do no show up in any of the dialogs in qGIS. Is there a configuration file that I need to change, or something in the terminal? Can you post your method for testing the 30/40 you mentioned? Thanks,

Matt

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 10 years ago

Replying to [comment:5 matter]:

How did you get qGIS to "see" the symbols? I use qGIS in Linux, and When I add additional symbols to /usr/share/qgis/svg/ they do no show up in any of the dialogs in qGIS. Is there a configuration file that I need to change, or something in the terminal? Can you post your method for testing the 30/40 you mentioned? Thanks,

Add the folder with your symbols in the images/svg folder that you can find where you have the qgis source code. Than modify the CMakeLists.txt list file by adding the new folder and then recompile.

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Users can now add new svg symbols by going in "options -> svg and rendering -> svg paths".

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