Minor Update: Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin v. 4.8.5

This post is about a minor update for the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS, version 4.8.5.

Following the changelog:
- added tab for Sentinel-2 conversion


Land Cover and Urban Climate: an Interesting Study Awarded at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro

I started developing the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin (SCP) for QGIS in the hope that it could be useful for research studies.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Laura Delgado Mendes, a professor at the Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) and Wallace de Araújo Menezes, an undergraduate student of Geography Course at UFRRJ.
They informed my that they used the SCP for a study about the relationship between the heterogeneity of land cover and the estimated surface temperatures in Nova Iguaçu (Rio de Janeiro State). In this study, they used SCP for the land cover classification of Landsat images, and calculated land surface temperature using the emissivity values of several land cover classes. 

They were very kind and sent me their presentation "A Heterogeneidade e as Mudanças na Cobertura e Uso da Terra no Município de Nova Iguaçu (RJ) e Seus Efeitos na Temperatura da Superfície Terrestre" (available here), which was presented at the annual research meeting for undergraduate students at UFRRJ (III Reunião Anual de Iniciação Científica da UFRRJ). I was very glad to hear that Wallace received a mention as the best undergraduate work presented as an oral presentation at this annual research meeting at UFRRJ.
You can read the whole paper (in Portuguese) here

A slide of the presentation by Wallace de Araújo Menezes and Laura Delgado Mendes


Translate the User Manual of the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin

The User Manual of the Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin (SCP) has reached version 4, and it is available in English as PDF here, and online http://semiautomaticclassificationmanual-v4.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ .

However, it is possible to easily translate the user manual into any language, because it is written in reStructuredText as markup language (using Sphinx).

Therefore, your contribution is fundamental for the translation of the manual into your language.
The following guide illustrates the main steps for the translation, which can be performed:
  1. using the free online service Transifex;
  2. using the gettext .po files.