I have two shapefiles in QGIS to which I am trying to find the distances between. I have a shoreline which is a vector line and then I have hundreds of data points in the ocean.
What I am trying to find is measuring the distance of each point to the corresponding place horizontally on the shoreline thus giving me a distance of each point from the shore. I have tried the distance matrix plugin which seems to only deal with point to point distances and have tried the mmqgis hub distance which only measures distances to a central fixed point on the line. Is there a plugin or way to find the distances I am looking for?