[Qgis-us-user] plot points at known distances

Len Meier lxmeier.meier at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 10:22:00 PST 2022

Thanks Keith.  The one I am doing right now is irregular, so I will try
your first suggestion.  But in the future I am sure the second will help me
out.  I really appreciate your input.

On Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 10:39 AM Keith Jenkins <kgj2 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> Hi, Len.
> I think you may want to try using the Advanced Digitizing panel, which
> as you digitize points will show distances from the previous point.
> You can also use it to make exact angles, etc.
> https://docs.qgis.org/3.16/en/docs/user_manual/working_with_vector/editing_geometry_attributes.html#the-advanced-digitizing-panel
> But if you just want a grid with regular spacing, you could use the
> "Create Grid" tool and then clip the result to your polygon.
> Cheers,
> Keith
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 9:25 AM Len Meier <lxmeier.meier at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hello Community.  I am trying to produce a grid within a polygon. I
> have measured the distances between points along the x and y axes.  GPS
> coordinates are not precise enough so I want to plot points specified
> distances along the x and y axes.  However when I go to create the points,
> the measure tool turns off.  I have not found a way to show the distance as
> I go from one point to the next.
> >>
> >> Alternatively, If there was a tool that utilizes a table containing the
> distances for plotting  along a line, I could digitize lines along the poly
> boundaries and do it that way, I was an ArcGIS user for years until movint
> into management, and then retiring.  So I am just learning QGIS.
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