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ECOSTRESS Science Team Meeting 2020 Pre-Workshop Instructions

We strongly encourage you to download the prerequisite files and take these steps to prepare for the workshop prior to travel.


 1. Earthdata Login

Register for a NASA Earthdata Login Account if you do not already have one. Click the blue REGISTER button.

2. Python Setup

Download and install the Python 3.7 version of Anaconda Python.

Create an environment with Jupyter Lab and rasterio.

On MacOS and Linux, open a terminal window

On Windows, open a command window.

At the terminal or command prompt type the following:

conda create -n ecostress_workshop -c conda-forge --yes python=3.7 jupyterlab rasterio matplotlib

Activate the ecostress_workshop environment and confirm that you can launch Jupyter Lab

At the terminal or command prompt type the following:

conda activate ecostress_workshop 

jupyter lab


3. QGIS Setup

Download and install long term release version 3.4 of QGIS at:  

Install the latest version of the HCMGIS plugin to enable basemaps.

1.    In QGIS, go to the menu Plugins -> Manage and Install Plugins. A dialog box should appear. 

2.    In the search bar, type HCMGIS. There should be one search result under this name. 

3.    Click on the HCMGIS search result. You should see a description titled HCMGIS - Basemap, Batch Converter, VN-2000 Projections, Geometry Processing and Field Calculation Utilities.

4.    Click on Install Plugin. A progress bar should briefly appear. Once it’s installed, the Install Plugin button should no longer be available.

5.    Click Close to exit the plugin manager. 

4. Obtain Workshop Files (complete zip files)

Make sure you have these supplied files for the workshop activity:

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