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I used the "Profile from Line" plugin to create evenly spaced points along a line in QGIS, but I'd like to offset them to either side of the line.

I spose I could draw two lines parallel to the existing one and create evenly spaced points along each of them then delete the new lines, but I'm curious if there is a different way to offset points the way I've shown in my MS Paint illustration.

offset points along line

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Do you want to generate points that have offset co-ordinates, or just display an offset? –  Simbamangu Aug 23 '12 at 9:50
    
The coordinates don't matter so much, no. –  coelacanth Aug 23 '12 at 13:28

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