How can I use qgis shape file?

Now I am using qgis shape file to do some map matching, Does anyone know how to use shape file as base map?? Thanks!

You can try to create the graph-cache (used by map matching) with the reader-shp but we currently support only OSM shape files so not sure this will work.

Hi. How do I use reader-shp? Is there any howto guide? How to create graph cache using reader-shp?
Thanks in advance.