What is the best method to calculate the distance from the nearest road for a series of address points in QGIS, having a very big dataset? (QGIS 2.0.1, Win XP)
I read the answers to previous similar questions:
MMQGIS plugin find the disance to the nearest node of a line network, not the shortest (perpendicular) distance to a line.
R and Python proposed scripts correctly works for small datasets and can be implemented in the modeler, however for my job I have 530 points and a regional street layer with about 135'000 features, and cycling through all the features then taking the shortest distance for all points will take an enormous amount of time
I have problems in making GRASS work in QGIS 2.0.1 (GRASS in QGIS not working (windows XP)).