Is it possible to do the following in QGIS:

Create a text file that plots the distance from a single point (stored in one layer) and multiple points (stored in another layer).

I have tried to use the Vector Distance Matrix tool but without success so far. Maybe this is not the right tool?

Please note that I have no programming experience and am reliant on tools and plugins!

  • That sounds like the right tool to use, are you receiving errors or blank file? Also, make sure the CRS for both layers and projection uses meters :) – Joseph Oct 16 '15 at 13:55
  • Related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/11377/… – Mapperz Oct 16 '15 at 14:14
  • its not measuring from the single point to each of the other points :( Which layer goes into which section on the selection screen? The single point (which is in the centre) has a random id of 3, is this ok? – Claire Feldkamp Oct 16 '15 at 14:24
  • @ClaireFeldkamp - The Input point layer should be your single point layer; Target point layer should be your multiple points layer. The id of 3 shouldn't matter, does your multiple points layer contain a field with unique values? You can easily create some by creating a new column with the expression $rownum. – Joseph Oct 16 '15 at 14:31
  • Hi Joseph, I tried again just now and it seems to have worked! thank you – Claire Feldkamp Oct 21 '15 at 13:50

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