I am newbie at Open Source GIS. I have already create a web mapping using custom tiles and leaflet. I have used my my own database. Tilemill was used to create the tiles and leaflet was used to visualize the tiles. Now I want to create a query of routing and Drive direction on the web mapping. I saw some tutorials of underdark in the following blog where routing visualization was done through QGIS software.


Now I want to know that whether it is possible to use my custom data (shape file) as postGIS to visualize routing on web map or not.

  • This is a really confusing question. Can you explain what you already have in terms of input data, what you already have (perhaps a diagram of your architecture?) and exactly what functionality doesn't yet exist that you need? – BradHards Dec 22 '12 at 0:08

pgRouting and PostGIS dont't restrict you in how you display a route. Whether you use LEaflet, OpenLayers or QGIS, you always need to import your road network data into a PostgreSQL database, prepare it to be able to run the pgRouting shortest path function, etc.. And then you will have to write an application that for example accepts a start and end point as parameters and returns a route in a format that Leaflet for example can display.

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    Is there any blog or tutorial where I can learn this? – Devils Dream Dec 22 '12 at 17:55

This youtube series goes through the process of acquiring network data for pgRouting, importing into Geoserver and building an application using leaflet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gfdQmFkVmE&list=PLaOYwKHOUv7Z2KyZNTXhLhwYm-XeEs34H

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    As links can break or videos be removed, please provide a small description of the process so that future users can use this answer even if the links breaks. – Kantan Dec 11 '18 at 16:53

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