False positive/negative layersΒΆ

  • Objective: Learn how to create false positive/negative vector datasets.

  • Estimated time of completion: 40 minutes

  • Internet access: Not needed

  1. Click on the Trends.Earth toolbar within QGIS, and click on the Trends.Earth icon.

  1. The Trends.Earth menu will open. In the Dataset window, where existing tasks are listed in the menu if the Download remotely-generated datasets automatically is checked in settings.


Refer to the Mipangilio section of this manual to learn more about Advanced settings

  • Select the Refresh button if no datasets appear in the menu.

  1. Press the Create button at the bottom of the Trends.Earth menu and then select False positive/negative layer

  1. A new dataset called "False positive/negative" will be added to the Dataset window.

  1. To add the vector dataset to QGIS map canvas for viewing use Add to canvas button

  • Layer will be added with the predefined styling as shown below

  1. To define areas in the dataset it is necessary to add it to QGIS map canvas using Edit layer button

  1. If this is the first time a false positive/negative layer is added to QGIS canvas a dialog asking for indicator layers will be shown


In this dialog it is necessary to correctly select corresponding indicator layers which will be used to calculate charts - special attention when selecting the layer for SDG 15.3.1 indicator, make sure to select the SDG 15.3.1 Indicator that has been updated with the respective progress period. This is a one-time action, choice made in this dialog will be preserved and used in all subsequent edits of this specific vector dataset.

  1. Once the dataset added to the canvas in editing mode, polygons can be created using either Polygon tool or Buffer tool which can be found on the Trends.Earth toolbar.

  1. The Polygon tool used to digitize polygons manually, using the same point-and-click approach as native QGIS digitizing tools do. When Polygon tool is selected and digitizing started in the top-right corner of the QGIS map canvas a widget showing area of the polygon will be displayed.

  1. The Buffer tool used to digitize polygons by selecting a center point and defining a radius or area of the circle around that center point. Once Buffer tools is selected and center point defined with the mouse click in the top-right corner of the QGIS map canvas a widget showing circle radius will be shown. Enter desired radius and press Enter key to create circle. Alternatively it is possible to draw circle manually by moving mouse cursor, in this case current radius will be displayed in the same widget.

  1. When digitizing of the polygon is finished a custom attribute form will be shown.


In addition to various attributes this form also contains indicators chart calculated based on the rasters selected in the step 7.