Region of Interest
Objective: Learn how to set up the environment for your analysis using Trends.Earth.
Estimated time of completion: 5 minutes
Internet access: Required
Click on the Trends.Earth toolbar within QGIS, and click on settings.
The Settings menu will open in a new window.
Country or Region
Select a country from the First level drop-down list. Sub-national analysis is possible using the Second level selections to identify a province or city for your region of interest.
The Natural Earth Administrative Boundaries provided in Trends.Earth are in the public domain. The boundaries and names used, and the designations used, in Trends.Earth do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by Conservation International Foundation, or by its partner organizations and contributors.
If using Trends.Earth for official purposes, it is recommended that users choose an official boundary provided by the designated office of their country.
Select this option to upload coordinates or select a point on the map.
Area from file
Select this option to upload a point or polygon of your choice.
- Select Apply a buffer to the chosen area if you experience issues with geometries or want to
add a buffer around a point entered in the city or coordinates options.
Trends.Earth login information
Use this area to register and login to your Trends.Earth account. You can update your profile, resset password or delete your account at any time. Once you login, your login credentials will be saved and you will not need to login each time to use Trends.Earth (unless you upgrade QGIS or use a different computer).
Refer to the Trends.Earth Registration for details on registering and logging into your Trends.Earth account.
This contains configuration options for the Reports module.
Template Search Path
An additional directory containing report templates (qpt files). If there are templates with the same name to those in [base_data_directory]/reports/templates, then the system will prioritize and use the ones in the search path.
Common Report Information
Common contextual information that can be modified to suit the reporting context. Any changes to the settings under this category, will be applied in subsequent report generation tasks.
These are only applicable in those report templates where the corresponding variables are used. For the default templates (that ship with the toolbox), only the organization logo and disclaimer text variables are used.
- a. Organization Logo - This is a path to an image file that can be used as a logo in the reports. By default,
it points to trends_earth_logo_bl_small.png that ships with the toolbox. It is available as a QGIS layout variable named
- b. Organization Name - Free text corresponding to the name of the organization. It is empty by default. It is
available as a QGIS layout variable named
- c. Footer Text - Free text that can be used in the footer section of reports. It is empty by default. It is
available as a QGIS layout variable named
- d. Disclaimer Text - Disclaimer statement that applies to one or more elements in the reports such as data.
The default statement reads:
The provided boundaries are from Natural Earth, and are in the public domain. The boundaries, names and designations used in Trends.Earth do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by Conservation International Foundation, or by its partner organizations and contributors.
It is available as a QGIS layout variable named
Log warnings in output directory
When checked, the output report folder will contain a html file with details of any warning or errors that arose during the report generation process. It is useful for debugging purposes. By default, it is unchecked.
Select the Advanced drop-down list to view more options within the Trends.Earth toolbox.
Base data directory
All data will be saved in the Base Data Folder. To change where data from Trends.Earth is stored select … button next to the Base data directory and select a folder to store your data.
There are several check boxes to set your preference under the Base data directory selection.
Check the boxes to: 1) Filter remote jobs according to local base directory 2) Enable debug mode - saves detailed logging information from your session 3) Download remotely-generated datasets automatically - Do not check this if you have limited bandwidth or are working offline 4) Poll remote processing server periodically - This sets the frequency that the server will check for finished analyses to download automatically - Do not check this if you have limited bandwidth or are working offline 5) Use binaries for faster processing - Select folder to store binaries
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