Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a osm map for a certain region. Also using osm2po I extracted the graph which includes edges and nodes into the database. Now I want to visualize the map and then visualize the shortest path. How can I visualize the map in QGIS first? I mean it doesn't directly take the osm file? How can I accomplish this?

share|improve this question
An older GIS-SE Question might be helpful -… – Mapperz Jun 12 '12 at 14:56
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Try the OpenStreetMap Python plugin that ships with QGIS.

Choose the Plugins-> Manage Plugins... menu and enable the plugin.

enter image description here

Next, read the new HTML manual on using the plugin:
OpenStreetMap Plugin — QGIS User Guide

When you are ready to start doing some path routing check out underdark's info on the subject:

Tagged posts: osm2po | Free and Open Source GIS Ramblings

Starting with: An osm2po Quickstart

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.