Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin

The Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin (SCP) for QGIS allows for the supervised classification of remote sensing images, providing tools for the downloading, preprocessing, and postprocessing of satellite images (https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/SemiAutomaticClassificationPlugin/). It is an amazingly powerful tool that significantly extends Remote Sensing functionality into QGIS.

In this example, we will use the SCP to download a Sentinel-2 image that covers the part of Alaska that we digitized: Fire Island. At this point, please make sure you have an account with the Copernicus Open Data Hub. You can do this at: https://scihub.copernicus.eu/dhus/#/self-registration.

Open a new QGIS project and add the ...

Get QGIS Quick Start Guide now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.