I have a point vector layer with angle field. How can I create line segments at these points with certain length and angle?

I did this with style options but I need this physically as lines vector layer: enter image description here


One possible tool is Geometry by expression in the Processing Toolbox > Vector geometry.

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A Geometry expression to create lines (length= 100 m) is as below:

make_line(project($geometry, 50, radians("angle")), project($geometry, 50, radians("angle"+180)))
  • project($geometry, 50, radians("angle")) part creates a new point by moving your points to "angle" direction by 50 meters.
  • project($geometry, 50, radians("angle"+180)) creates another point to the oposite direction.
  • make_line() ties the above two points, so the total line length is 100 meters.
  • project() function assumes that your "angle" is measured clockwise from north, so this expression may require edits depending on how your "angle" field is made.

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NB. Do not forget saving created Modified geometry layer as a new dataset, otherwise it will be lost when you finish QGIS session.

  • Thank You! Thats exactly what I needed. – KaRolthas Feb 10 at 15:58
  • @KaRolthas Thanks! I am glad it worked out. – Kazuhito Feb 11 at 11:35

I put an example of solving the same task with a pyqgis (3.2) standalone application. Below the python code

from qgis.core import QgsPointXY, QgsApplication, QgsVectorLayer, QgsFeature, QgsGeometry
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication
import sys
import math

def main():
    print('Start program')

    qgis_prefix_path = 'C:\\OSGeo4W64\\apps\\qgis'
    app = QApplication(sys.argv)
    QgsApplication.setPrefixPath(qgis_prefix_path, True)


    point_path = 'd:/Users/Bogomolov/Qgis/Test_prj/point.shp'
    line_path = 'd:/Users/Bogomolov/Qgis/Test_prj/lines.shp'
    point_layer = QgsVectorLayer(point_path, "pointlayer", "ogr")
    layer = QgsVectorLayer(line_path, "linelayer", "ogr")

    for feature in point_layer.getFeatures():
        geom: QgsGeometry = feature.geometry()
        pnt: QgsPointXY = geom.asPoint()
        length = feature['distance']
        bearing = feature['bearing']
        id = feature['id']
        print('id=', id)
        pnt0 = direct_geodetic_task(pnt, length / 2, bearing + 180)
        pnt1 = direct_geodetic_task(pnt, length / 2, bearing)
        points = []
        fields = layer.dataProvider().fields()
        feature = QgsFeature()
        feature.setAttribute('id', id)

    # layer.commitChanges()


def direct_geodetic_task(pnt, dist, bear):
    if bear > 360.0:
        bear = bear - 360
    if bear < 0:
        bear = 360 + bear

    deg = bear * math.pi / 180

    dx = dist * math.sin(deg)
    dy = dist * math.cos(deg)
    x = pnt.x() + dx
    y = pnt.y() + dy

    return QgsPointXY(x, y)

if __name__ == '__main__':

The result is the same enter image description here

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