Convert SVG to GeoJson

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import svgToGeojson from '';


SVG to GeoJson

Converts shapes from an SVG file present in the DOM, into a javascript GeoJSON Object.


svgtogeojson.svgToGeoJson(ArrayOfBounds, SVGNode, CurveComplexity)

ArrayOfBounds: An Array containing two items, each as Arrays of Lat/Lng points corresponding to North East and South West Lat/Lng points over which you want your SVG to be placed on a map. For example, [[51.60351870425863, 0.207366943359375], [51.342623007528246, -0.46829223632812494]] would be the (rough) bounds for projecting an SVG over Greater London. See on map

SVGNode: A DOM object for an SVG. This could be found somewhere on the page, or loaded via an async request, or raw SVG code e.g jQuery('<svg></svg>')[0]

CurveComplexity: An Integer corresponding to the number of straight-light segments a curve will be broken into. GeoJSON has no support for true circles, so svgToGeoJson converts curves into polygons with N straight sides. How many sides is controlled by CurveComplexity. Providing the value 3 would mean a curve is broken into 3 sections. Note that SVG Circles are defined as 4 joined curves, so a CurveComplexity of 3 would result in a circle that was in fact comprised of 12 facets.

Note that providing ArrayOfBounds with values that would change the native height/width of the SVG will result in the resulting GeoJSON points being stretched.


  1. Link svg-to-geojson.min.js as a <script> tag in your HTML
  2. Find the NE/SW points of your insertion area using a tool such as
  3. Add an SVG from the DOM, or generate/insert one
  4. Run the following
var geoJson = svgtogeojson.svgToGeoJson(
  [[51.60351870425863, 0.207366943359375], [51.342623007528246, -0.46829223632812494]]