I have in QGIS ver 3.22 two point layers named:

  • source_p
  • target_p

I want to point automatically with a line from the source_p layer to the two nearest points on the target_p layer. Manually, I was able to generate such code where the target_p layer refers to the "parent" field in source_p layer.

  $geometry ,  
    get_feature( 'target_p', 'fid' , parent  )
  • Run join attributes by nearest adding the 2 closests points on your target layer to your source layer, then create the lines.
    – Erik
    Commented Aug 8, 2022 at 8:33

1 Answer 1


Use the following expression with:

  1. array_foreach() (to create two lines) and
  2. collect_geometries() to convert the array of lines to actual lines (geometries):
    collect_geometries (
        array_foreach (
            overlay_nearest (
                'target_p',  -- rename the layer if necessary
            make_line (

The expression used on the source_p layer (red points) to create lines to the two nearest points from targe_p layer (blue dots): enter image description here

  • Thank you, this is working for me and exactly what I wanted
    – Rii Pii
    Commented Aug 8, 2022 at 16:31

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