I have a points from file in CSV format containing the following fields:

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I want after ordering the points based on collecting time, to calculate the direction in degrees between the points. enter image description here

From point 1 to point 2, from point 2 to point 3, etc. How can I do that ?

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As your items are already sorted by time, Id can be used as the ordering reference.

Go to your layer's Attributes Table and create a new Field with the Field Calculator, using this formula:


It computes the azimuth (in degrees) between the current point (Id) and the point which has Id+1 in the layer.

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You can then for instance use the Azimuth field to rotate arrows indicating the next point:

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