[Shapelib] Shapelib for mobile navigation purposes

Yasir Malik ymalik at cs.stevens.edu
Sat Jan 27 11:19:14 EST 2007

> Hi List,
> this is my first mail to the list. I'm new to Shapelib. Actually I'm rather new to programming at all.
> I'm working on a project to develop a mobile navigation application for pocket pc with windows mobile 2003/2005 OS. The programming language is visual basic.net and I'm using visual studio 2005. The positioning module is up and running but I don't have a clue how to implement the route calculations.
> I've got the road map as a shape file, so I wondered if it's possible to do the route planning with the help of Shapelib. I couldn't find anything related in the shapelib archives. Most people there were interested in creating shape files. So I got a bit worried.
> Can anyone here please give me a hint how to get started?
> Thank you very much in advance
> Cheers
> Constanze Tschritter
I used shapefiles from mapshots.com, and each shapefile had a 
corresponding DBF file.  The DBF file contained the street name for each 
line.  You could use that information and a shortest distance algorithm 
for route planning.


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