I need to do routing for a vehicle. A map with detailed turn-by-turn driving directions should be generated. For example, it should be like car race game in which the map with vehicle tracking is provided and driving instructions are shown by arrow keys. Is it possible with QGIS?


QGIS gps tracking plugin is useful to track vehicle. Please, can anyone clearly explain how I can provide driving direction to the driver (for example: turn left, turn right for given start point and end point).

  • I'm not sure that there is any plugin readily available now that can do this. Are you willing to do some programming?
    – dassouki
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 15:54
  • yes @dassouki. In QGIS how can i do this?
    – Bavani
    Commented Aug 16, 2013 at 4:50

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You can also use this http://project-osrm.org/. Their api return json with turn by turn instructions in the format


Example: ["Turn left","High Street",200,4,10,"200m","NE",22.5]

For more info https://github.com/DennisOSRM/Project-OSRM/wiki/_pages


You might be interested in the Road Graph Plugin available in Quantum Gis 1.9. QuantumGIS 1.9 it has not been officially released yet. but you can get it from http://qgis.org/downloads/weekly/


QGIS 2.0 has been released.

  • hi byom, road graph plugin is already available in QGIS 1.8. so can you tell me what is new about that plugin in QGIS 1.9.
    – Bavani
    Commented Aug 14, 2013 at 9:51

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