[Qgis-developer] QGIS + Inkscape

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Mar 27 12:58:43 EDT 2012

On 03/27/2012 09:31 AM, Brylie Oxley wrote:
> On 03/26/2012 03:53 AM, Fred ETHEVE wrote:
>> Hi, Brylie, hi all,
>> OK, the ideal would be to have soon an Inkscape into composer
>> (beautifull, this composer !)
>> But I think, now, that we need to export TOC and layers into a
>> professional soft, as Inkscape : it is the way for my students
>> Because, professional map editors want (adobe) postscript files, and
>> SVG is an Adobe format
> SVG is a World Wide Web Consortium standard.
> Adobe and other private corporations (ESRI, Microsoft, etc.) are
> occupying our educational institutions and I refuse to support them.
> This project is intended to build on and integrate excellent tools as an
> /alternative/ to closed source tools that privatize wealth/mind share
> and are the current norm.
> Inkscape is a viable tool and deserves consideration and promotion.
>> So, I work to contribute to SVG plugin of Richard Duivenvoorde
> It seems like the SVG plugin is a good place to focus. Thank you for
> your suggestion.
>> I've worked on transparencies, scales...
>> We may work together?
> I would very much appreciate working with you Fred. :-) We should,
> perhaps, start a public wiki page regarding this project, on the OSGeo
> wiki.


Please also contact the Inkscape team to let them know about the idea
and see if anyone from their team could co-mentor the project.

I'm also interested to extend Inkscape with a tag editor for SVG that
makes it easier to catalog icons made in Inkscape in the proposed tool
in QGIS.


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