How do I create lines for all points on the layer where the same radian and same length of line are representated on all points regardless of the point locations?

  • What is the -90° angle for? Wouldn't you just need azimuth and distance?
    – Gabriel
    Jun 3, 2021 at 15:53
  • Yeah, your question does not make sense: azimuth is the angle of the line. Could you provide a screenshot of what you want to achieve?
    – Babel
    Jun 3, 2021 at 16:06
  • No: -90 degrees is the azimuth. What do you understand an azimuth to be? Can you show us an example? See also here: gis.stackexchange.com/q/264422/88814
    – Babel
    Jun 3, 2021 at 16:54
  • Edit your question and add the screenshot there.
    – Babel
    Jun 3, 2021 at 18:19
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    @GeoCord For my answer to make sense, it'd be good to edit your question removing the ambiguity.
    – Gabriel
    Jun 3, 2021 at 19:11

1 Answer 1


All you need to achieve what you're looking for is the Geometry by expression tool. Expression:


This should draw a line 4000km long, if your layer units are meters, at 270° from North. The project function throws a point a certain length away from your original point in a certain direction in radians.

Bear in mind that such long lines will have radically different shapes on different map projections. If you're looking for a loxodrome, you should be working in a conformal projection.

There might also be problems if your line crosses the limits of a projection so you will need to take that into account.


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