I am trying to use qgis to visualize the shortest path algorithm's result. I managed to import the osm map into qgis

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But I think it looks kind of different. I was referring to this link and she has this nice map like this

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So I tried to import the database creating using osm2po. And this is what I got

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This is still different from the one seen at link. I know the region is different, but still

I followed the same step as defined in link link. I also used the same file for austria and imported it into my database. I changed the style as well and this is what I got.

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Now the roads and highways in the link link look nice and fine. However, in my case they look kind of overlapped. Why is it so?

  • please change the title of your question as it does not reflect what you are asking in the body. Maybe something like " symbolizing OSM in QGIS for routing"
    – Brad Nesom
    Jun 14, 2012 at 16:38

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As you already discovered, the general idea is to create a symbol out of two layers: one layer with a thicker grey line and on top of that a thinner white line.

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To avoid "overlapping", activate "Symbol levels" in the upper right corner of the style tab.

  • I fixed the overlapping issue. However, I didn't get the two layer symbol method. Could you please attach some screenshots?
    – user31820
    Jun 15, 2012 at 2:19

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