Getting Started

last updated: March 18, 2024

Installation & Configuration

  • Make sure QGIS is downloaded and installed. (Need help? Check out our guide to installing QGIS)

  • Launch QGIS and from the dropdown menus along the top, choose Plugins --> Manage and Install Plugins.


  • Search for the plugin planet_explorer, click Install

Using the Plugin

After installation is complete, make sure the Planet QGIS Plugin is activated in the Manage and Install Plugins interface (Plugins --> Manage and Install Plugins...)

Then from the QGIS menu bar, select Web --> Planet Explorer --> Planet Explorer:


Once activated, the Planet toolbar will be added to your QGIS project.


Log in to your Planet account

The login interface lets you to log in with the email and password associated with your Planet account. Selecting the option to Save Credentials will cache your login within QGIS's authentication system to save time when working in the same project.

Once the plugin is open, you'll see this login interface. Enter your Planet account information, or click the Contact Us! link to be in touch with our team. Once logged in, the imagery & Basemaps available to your account will be accessible.


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