Using Planet GeoTIFFs in QGIS

QGIS is a free and open-source GIS software with versions for Windows, MacOS, Linux, and BSD installations. To load Planet data is only necessary to drag and drop them into the QGIS layer or map view. QGIS recognizes them automatically and locates the imagery appropriately without additional input.


To access the image properties, double-click on the layer item. Within the layer properties, several options are available for configuration, such as:

  1. View information such as the coordinate reference system (CRS), extent, unit, and compression methods.
  2. Users can modify the band configuration within the Symbology tab according to their specific requirements.
  3. Within the Histogram tab, users can observe the distribution of bands or colors in the raster data. To generate the histogram, click the "Compute Histogram" button.

For more QGIS-related information, please, access QGIS documentation.

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