1. Introduction

Developed by Luca Congedo, the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin (SCP) is a free open source plugin for QGIS that allows for the semi-automatic classification (also known as supervised classification) of remote sensing images. It provides several tools for the download of free images, the preprocessing, the postprocessing, and the raster calculation (please see What can I do with the SCP?).

The overall objective of SCP is to provide a set of intertwined tools for raster processing in order to make an automatic workflow and ease the land cover classification, which could be performed also by people whose main field is not remote sensing. The first version of the SCP was written by Luca Congedo in 2012 for the ACC Dar Project in order to create a tool for the classification of land cover in an affordable and automatic fashion (read this working paper). Following versions of SCP were developed as personal commitment to the remote sensing field and open source software. SCP version 5 (codename: Kourou) is developed in the frame of Luca Congedo’s PhD in Landscape and Environment at Sapienza University of Rome.


This user manual provides information about the Instalação do Plugin of SPC and the A Interface do SCP, with detailed information about all the functions. In addition, the Breve Introdução à Detecção Remota illustrates the basic concepts and definitions which are required for using the SCP.

Basic Tutorials are available for learning the main functions of SCP and Thematic Tutorials illustrate specific tools.

You are kindly invited to contribute to SCP (see How to contribute to SCP) and join the Facebook group or the Google+ Community. Several thousand people have already joined and posted hundreds of questions and comments. Also, please read the Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information and tutorials visit the official site

Como citar:

Congedo Luca (2016). Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin Documentation. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29474.02242/1


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