I have a GeoServer which contains a shapefile with some roads on it. Is it possible to programmatically query the GeoServer and extract a specific road from it and display it in a layer? I'm using OpenLayers library locally.

The reason I want to do this is because I want my line to be snapped on to the actual roads on my basemap (Bing maps).


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Simply parse your shp file into geoJSON and parse it to a vectorlayer
Look here: https://github.com/wavded/js-shapefile-to-geojson

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