I need to snap the points to the lines in another layer in order to create another line shapefile.

Is there any plugin / tool available for this? The Snap geometries doesn't take points as a reference layer.


An option would be to look into the SAGA Tools in the Processing Toolbox. There is a Snap Points to Lines tool, which should accomplish what you are looking for. You can search for it in the Processing Toolbox by typing "Snap" or navigating:

SAGA -> Vector Point Tools -> Snap points to lines

It allows you to define the input points layer, a search distance and whether the output is in memory or a new shapefile layer.

  • Hi. My qgis version is 2.14.19. What version is yours? I don't have that tool under the saga 2.3.2. Thank you – Christian Batisla-on Mar 5 '18 at 0:06
  • I was looking at my version. It is 2.18.13 and SAGA 2.3.2. I would update your question to include the version details. It will allow other people to add their answers based on the information provided. I am not familiar with 2.14, perhaps someone else can assist. Or, you upgrade to the latest version. – Keagan Allan Mar 5 '18 at 6:34

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