I’ve tried points to path (and various other processing tools) however I end up with this:

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When really it should look more like this line string

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(without the gaps separating chunks of road here and there) and of course in blue). How can I make the points to path in QGIS not look like a mess and snap to the roads?

Edit 1: Regarding @barrycarter query: I intend to have one path like you would have a route in a gpx but on a larger scale, I then intend to export the “route”, extract the coordinates and use them to draw something in an app on a gps device.

Edit 2: I do not wish for the jumping from all the way in the east to the west to happen, hence the question of them snapping to roads therefore forcing it to follow a proper route.

Edit 3: A bonus would be it choosing the simplest route but that is not necessary so long as it just sticks to the roads.

  • Wait. Are you taking all your points and creating a single multipath? I'm sure you want one multipath per road. Jun 26 at 16:38
  • @barrycarter updated post in answer to your question
    – IceBear123
    Jun 26 at 16:58
  • So you're intentionally connecting the end of one road to the start of another? Jun 26 at 17:01
  • Yes, unless it is a dead end in which case it could double back, I just don’t want it to go off road basically.
    – IceBear123
    Jun 26 at 17:03
  • OK, but are these roads connected to each other? Right now, you're jumping from the end of a road in Maine to the start of a road in California. Jun 26 at 17:04


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