I'm trying to make 20 metres segments out of one line, but I'm getting this error:

segment outside line, no segment created

I'm using the settings shown in the screenshot. If I unblock the "force segments to be exactly of given lenght(...)" it works but then I get segments of 30 metres instead. The segments need to be 20 metres.

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    try to set the value of the segment to 0.00017998, the whole point is that they have established a geographic coordinate system ... – Cyril Apr 10 at 14:28
  • Do you mean the lenght or the v.in.ogr min area? I'm really new at QGIS, if you wondering why I'm asking rather dumb/strange questions. – Matilda Apr 11 at 6:42
  • я имею ввиду значения поля с названием "Maximum segment length" and never hesitate to ask questions, otherwise you will be hard to learn ... – Cyril Apr 11 at 6:48

The input line is in geographic coordinates CRS which uses decimal degree unit. you need to reproject the line and select a projection that uses meter unit such as UTM with the correct zone depending on the line location in which country.

To reproject the lines, right-click the line in the table of contents, go to Export -> Save Features As:

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Click on the globe icon to choose the correct UTM zone, for example WGS 84 / UTM zone ## N/S, and give the file a new name.

Then use the output file in v.split tool to split the line at 20 m interval.

  • Thank you so much for your answer! It solved my problem :) – Matilda Apr 11 at 7:47

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