# regular point grid spacing QGIS

I want to make simple regular point grid for a polygon but of known distance in meters between points, in QGIS using regular points research tool. How do I input my own distance? The spacing value '0.0001' is not clear what metric that is

• Can you clarify your question? For example what software are you using, what have you tried so far, and what is your input data?
– JimT
Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 11:47
• @JimT I think it's a QGIS question.
– mgri
Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 11:54
• A tenth millimeter grid over an object measured in meters is going to be HUGE, with 100 million points per square meter. Please edit the question to specify the software you are using the objects you are sampling. Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 12:00
• Please edit the question to contain changes requested in comments. It's not fair to those who would answer to need to mine the comments for critical information. See the tour for a better idea how our Q&A site works. Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 12:03
• @rae, that number is only a default value which has the units of measurement of your CRS. It makes sense for CRS using degrees (so, it would be `0,0001` degrees of lat/lon) but, in your situation, they are assumed as meters (so, it becomes `0.0001` m). In your case, you need to insert `6000` as input value.
– mgri
Commented Mar 1, 2017 at 12:06

The Regular points tool uses `0.0001` by default and this is a value which has the units of measurement of your CRS. It makes sense for CRS using degrees (so, it would be `0,0001` degrees of lat/lon), but not for those using meters or feet as units.
Referring to your comments, it seems that you are working with a Projected Coordinate System and, if you need to generate a new point every 6 km, you should insert `6000` as input value.
This explanation is for the `Point spacing/count` parameter, but it also applies to the `Initial inset from corner (LH side)` one.