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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based Web graphics standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The markup language describes and integrates vector graphics, raster graphics, text, multimedia, interactivity, and animation. SVG graphics and applications can be viewed with most modern Web browsers natively or by installing a plug-in. As the name indicates, SVG graphics can be scaled while maintaining quality. The SVG standard can be used as a basis to build interactive and animated applications, Web maps, and online GIS and as a graphics exchange format. SVG was designed to integrate with other W3C, XML, and GIS standards. As it is based on XML, it also integrates well with modern development tools and workflows. Developers familiar with other Web ...

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