Feature request #4055

Enhancement: display SVG symbols in themed collections instead of all together.

Added by Alister Hood almost 6 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:07/06/2011
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:- % Done:


Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:duplicate
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
Status info: Tag:


Quoting from another bug ;)

Town planners, naturalists, geologists and other professionals have their own symbols

QGIS is used to produce maps showing many different types of information. Each different field would typically require different symbols. Currently the SVG symbols are all displayed together, and they are mostly symbols suited to a tourist map or something, plus north points.

It would be good if the available SVG symbols could be filtered, to show different "collections" separately.

i.e. instead of displaying the SVG symbols all together, there could be a tab for each "collection". The collections could be things like Tourist Map, Topo Map, Geology, Utility services, North Points or Map Decorations, etc.

Related issues

related to QGIS Application - Feature request #4143: list of last used Feedback 08/05/2011


Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Symbology
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Updated by Alexander Bruy over 5 years ago

See also #1066

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Alister Hood over 4 years ago

We can probably close these tickets, since you can navigate the svg symbols by folder (although it is called "group") in master.

Updated by Antonio Locandro about 3 years ago

I agree this ticket should be closed as it works like SVG Groups

Updated by Alister Hood about 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Actually, this shouldn't be closed, because it is only implemented for selecting svgs for layer symbols. If you want to insert a North point on a composer layout you do "layout>add image", and under "item properties" you can either use a file selector under "main properties", or choose from all the images in all the search directories, under "search directories".
You cannot show just the images in one "group" (maybe the "image search paths" combobox is supposed to do this, but it doesn't work on my system at least).

Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 1 year ago

  • Category changed from Symbology to Map Composer / Printing

Hello, bug triage...

on QGIS 2.13 there is still no group of SVG symbols into the search directories group box of the Pictures of a map composer.

Updated by Nyall Dawson about 1 year ago

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

The remaining issue (composer svg picker) is covered by #8257

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