Although the symbol importer is available in gvSIG from some time ago not everyone knows it… and it’s a fantastic tool! Besides if we combine it with another applications like XnConvert we can create new symbology in a few minutes.
We are going to show an example, taking advantage of the fact that tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, about how to create a symbol library related to that anniversary.
These are the steps to follow:
- We have to download the symbology (there are thousands of them in several websites like FlatIcon). In this case we search them writing ‘Saint Patrick’, we select the package and we download it in a zip file. Once downloaded and unzipped, we have it available for work.
- With XnConvert we generate a copy of those symbols to a smaller size. And a second copy, saved with ‘_sel’ suffix by applying a specific filter (in this case ‘negative’). In this way we will have some symbols that change to their negative version when we select them in gvSIG Desktop
- With gvSIG Desktop we use the symbol importer.
- The last step simply is to use them.
We have recorded a video where you can see how to do it in a few minutes.