I'm relatively new to QGIS, I have past experience with ArcGIS.

I am trying to place 9 equally spaced points along a line, including one at each vertex. The points represent posts along a trellis wire in an orchard.

I have tried both the answers in this post... Creating specific amount of points along line in QGIS

  1. First I used "Points along geometry"; changing the 'Distance' to $length/9

  2. Next I used Geometry By Expression with the following code...

    with_variable ( 'no', 9, collect_geometries ( array_foreach ( generate_series (0,@no-1,1), line_interpolate_point( $geometry, length($geometry) / @no * @element ))))

My results are that 9 points are placed on each line, with a point on one vertex. However, I would like 9 points equally placed on each line with a point on both vertices.

Trellis Vectors Trellis Vector Attribute Table Results

  • QGIS version 3.22.10-Białowieża.
  • Windows 10.0.19044 Build 19044
  • Project Coordinate Reference System: EPSG: 2927 "NAD83 (HARN) / Washington South (ftUS)
  • Project Units: Feet
  • Layer Coordinate Reference System: Same as the project.
  • The vectors were generated from CAD drawing supplied by the architect who designed the orchard.
    – GNG85
    Feb 8, 2023 at 17:15
  • related: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/338026/…
    – JGH
    Feb 8, 2023 at 18:08
  • @JGH From the comments in the post you referenced; I set feet as default units for measurement both in Project > Properties > General > Measurements and Settings > Options > Map Tools > Measure Tool and tried again. I also tried running Points Along Geometry again with length($geometry) / 9 instead of length$ / 9. Last, I changed the Ellipsoid setting to None/Planimetric... The output is still the same
    – GNG85
    Feb 8, 2023 at 18:28
  • With your approach, I assume adding the geometry end_point to the geometry collection would have solved it
    – Kasper
    Feb 8, 2023 at 18:53

1 Answer 1


Try this geometry by expression. It will place 9 points along the line length. For some reason I had to subtract 0.0001 or some lines didnt get the end point.

generate_series(0, $length, $length/8-0.0001),
line_interpolate_point( $geometry, @element)))

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  • 1
    That solved the problem. Thank you. I will do some reading into you solution.
    – GNG85
    Feb 8, 2023 at 18:31

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