To install the Riverscapes Viewer for QGIS 3.16 or later:
- From the main QGIS menu choose
Plugins → Manage and Install Plugins.
- Search Plugins for
Riverscapes(make sure that .under
Show also experimental pluginsis checked on:
- Pick the
Riverscapes Viewerplugin and click install.
At any time after it is installed, you can return to the QGIS plugins manager and update the plugin by clicking the
Update button next to the
Riverscapes Viewer plugin.
Installation time: < 30 seconds.
QRAVE requires QGIS 3.16 or newer.
You will want to update resources just about every time you use the Viewer (including on a new install) to make sure you have the latest symbology and business logic. To do this, you simply go to the Viewer toolbar and choose
Help → Update Resources. This then downloads the latest files from the RiverscapesXML repo and places them in a local resource folder. You can browse to that resource folder from the toolbar by choosing
Help → Find Resources Folder.
If you do not have QGIS already, or even if you have never used GIS, we show you below how quickly you can get up and running with the free desktop QGIS software (on Windows, Mac or Linux) and get the Riverscapes Viewer installed and start looking at a Riverscapes Project from the Riverscapes Warehouse.
Installation time: < 5 minutes
See the release notes provided in the code repository.