2.2. Installation in Windows 64 bit

2.2.1. QGIS download and installation

  • Download the latest QGIS version 64 bit from here ;

    TIP: Until the QGIS 3 official release, you can download the QGIS 3 development version using OSGeo4W ; please read How to install QGIS using OSGeo4W? .

  • Execute the QGIS installer with administrative rights, accepting the default configuration.

Now, QGIS is installed.

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2.2.2. Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin installation

  • Run QGIS;
  • From the main menu, select Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins;
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  • The SCP should be automatically activated; however, be sure that the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin is checked in the menu Installed (the restart of QGIS could be necessary to complete the SCP installation);
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2.2.3. Configuration of the plugin

Now, the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin is installed and a dock and a toolbar should be added to QGIS. Also, a SCP menu is available in the Menu Bar of QGIS. It is possible to move the toolbar and the dock according to your needs, as in the following image.

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The configuration of available RAM is recommended in order to reduce the processing time. From the SCP menu select settings_tool Settings > Processing .

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In the Settings, set the Available RAM (MB) to a value that should be half of the system RAM. For instance, if your system has 2GB of RAM, set the value to 1024MB.

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