SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics

Driver short name


Build dependencies


OGR has support for SVG reading (if GDAL is built with expat library support).

Currently, it will only read SVG files that are the output from Cloudmade Vector Stream Server

All coordinates are relative to the Pseudo-mercator SRS (EPSG:3857).

The driver will return 3 layers :

  • points

  • lines

  • polygons

Driver capabilities

Supports Georeferencing

This driver supports georeferencing

Supports VirtualIO

This driver supports virtual I/O operations (/vsimem/, etc.)

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