I am developing a few scripts in Python for QGIS 1.8 to automate some geo-tasks and one of them would be to calculate the shortest distance from a hospital to each building in a town.
I would like to take advantage of the already existing Qgis plugin but, as it is a C++ plugin, I am not sure whether it is possible to access it from Python? Is there a binding or a trick for that?
If not, any further advice would be appreciated! As the base data is OpenStreetMap data stored in a PostGIS DB, I may also try with pgRouting. But the Qgis plugin would be my favourite choice if possible.
Thanks in advance!
PS: this question is close to this one: Is there a way to access QGIS plugins in Python? but I believe it's still different enough to be worth a new thred.