I am a newbie to GIS platforms so maybe whatever I am asking is very simple or obvious. I have read documentation/tutorials and as a last resort I am posting here, so any help is appreciated. I am not asking for code per se just point me to the right direction.

I am trying to create an Indoor Map application, I have installed PostGIS and pgRouting on the server. Now, I am not sure what is the easy way to add nodes and ways to the database because in every tutorial/documentation that I came across, people are using OSM data. For me, there is no OSM data. Can somebody explain how can we insert node & ways to database so that pgRouting can work.



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You just create your own network topology. In this case you take your indoor plan, draw network on it and use it instead of OSM data.

  • Thats what I am trying to do. But don't understand how to create nodes and ways in postgres. Any tutorials/documentation to which you can direct me to ? Thanks. Jan 28, 2013 at 14:38
  • pgrouting.org/docs/howto/topology.html , assign_vertex_id(table_name, snapping_range, geometry_column_name, edge_id_column_name); it calculates topology using only start and end points sp_assign_vertex Jan 29, 2013 at 8:26

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