I am looking for a way where I can draw a bounding box for an entity through the screen coordinates that I have for that entity zoomed-in

My objective is to:

  • Draw a rectangular box using the zoomed-in coordinates around that entity

What I have:

  • For a particular geospatial entity, I have the coordinates "a" and "d" of the box "abcd" in the format [(lat,long)(lat,long)]
  • The point coordinate for the entity (x,y)

Although I need to identify extent for that locality and draw a polygon accordingly, which I am not sure how to. I will make do with the zoomed-in box for now

PS. I am very new to QGIS and using it as a beginner just to achieve an objective, I might need to understand some of the requirements so any directions will help as well

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    Are you zooming in on features, or on random places without geometries?
    – Erik
    Nov 25 at 9:14
  • I am zooming on places for which I have point coordinates Nov 25 at 9:19
  • I am fetching entity point coordinates from a postgres database, which points to a the entity. Around which I need to draw the box surrounding it with my box coordinates Nov 25 at 9:23
  • Oh sorry I must have clarified, by entity I meant an object on the map eg building, locality for which I wanted to draw a bounding box around @BERA Nov 25 at 10:11
  • Can you add a screenshot showing the data you have? And an example of what you want to create
    – BERA
    Nov 25 at 10:47

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