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?
Try the OpenStreetMap Python plugin that ships with QGIS.
Choose the Plugins-> Manage Plugins... menu and enable the plugin.
Next, read the new HTML manual on using the plugin:
When you are ready to start doing some path routing check out underdark's info on the subject:
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