I have two Python list latitude and longitude which stores the coordinates, and I want to draw a single line from the list coordinates.

I can draw the line if I know the number of latitude/longitude.

# suppose the line is having 2 longitudes and 2 latitudes.

# suppose the line is having 3 longitudes and 3 latitudes.

How can I draw a line in QGIS through Python, for the variable number of points?

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    You have already drawn a line from variable number of points. What exactly do you want to know? Commented Jan 4, 2021 at 14:47
  • we have two python list 'latitude' and 'longitude' which stores the co-ordinates, and i want to draw a single line from the list co-ordinates.
    – Arm
    Commented Jan 5, 2021 at 3:55

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At this point, Python zip function comes into play.

layer = iface.activeLayer()

longitudes = [5, 10, 15, 20]
latitudes = [5, 10, 5, 10]

### zip function in list comprehension
coords = [QgsPointXY(lon, lat) for lon, lat in zip(longitudes, latitudes)]

feature = QgsFeature()
line = QgsGeometry.fromPolylineXY(coords)


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