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A new take on some QGIS icons

Mar 04, 2016 #GIS #design

I took a shot at redesigning some QGIS icons, which I am using in the web-based map editor, iso.

I wanted it to be apparent that these buttons were for layer operations, so I added the recognizable three layer stack. I also brightened colors, removed gradients, and replace plus with an up arrow for importing layers. I felt the create new layer (*) and add new layer (+) were ambiguous in the old icons. An up arrow is more recognizable as upload/import.