[gdal-dev] pdf/svg -> shape

Andreas Neumann a.neumann at carto.net
Mon Aug 31 14:15:25 EDT 2009

one approach would be to go throug dxf. Quite a few graphics/drawing 
tools can export to dxf. QGIS can import dxf to shape using a plugin. 
You can then translate/scale the data for georeferencing.

I am sure there are other options as well.


Steve Miller wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a pdf file that contains a vector image. I can get the data 
> into an svg file using inkscape. Is there someway of getting this into 
> a shape file or other usable GIS file of polylines? I really don't 
> want to convert to a raster and have to digitize the data.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Steve
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