Required Software

All software used in this course is available for free. You can download and install the programs from the links below.

  • Anaconda/Miniconda: This is a Python distribution combined with packaging and environment management software. I recommend Miniconda because it doesn’t install a long list of packages, which makes installation much quicker and less bloaty. The next lesson will demonstrate how to install Miniconda.
  • Visual Studio Code: IDE for writing code. Install on your own, installation is simple.
  • QGIS: GIS graphic user interface. Install on your own, installation is simple. We will just use QGIS for basic visualization and will not perform any analysis with it.