last updated: December 14, 2022

Planet QGIS Plugin V2.2

Planet QGIS Plugin V2.2 Released

In 2.2 you won’t see PSScene3Band or PSScene4Band imagery types in your Imagery Search Panel filters anymore. Instead, you’ll be able to search for 3, 4 and 8-band PlanetScope imagery using PlanetScope Scene and applying spectral band filters. PSScene4Band and PSScene3Band item types will be deprecated fully in January 2023. All customers interested in medium resolution imagery should be using the PSScene item type.

The Planet QGIS Plugin is an open-source plugin that can be installed and added to your QGIS program.

The Plugin enables you to search, discover, preview, stream, and download your Planet imagery & Basemaps directly in QGIS. Once installed, the Plugin will present the following panels to help you accomplish your workflows:

QGIS is a free and open-source GIS desktop application, which anyone can download from the QGIS website.

Warning for QGIS 3.20 users on Macs

We are aware that QGIS V3.20 users are encountering serious issues using the Planet QGIS Plugin on Macs. We are actively troubleshooting the issue with the QGIS team, you can track Issue 44182 here. In the meantime, we recommend that you use a QGIS version between 3.10 and 3.20, such as the 3.16 long term stable release. For further information including instructions on how to downgrade QGIS, please refer to our support page here.


  • QGIS version 3.10 and up is required
  • Python 3.6 or greater
  • Planet subscription or trial for accessing and downloading Planet imagery. Don't have a subscription? Contact our team to learn more.

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