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My first QGIS plugin

I have created my first complete QGIS plugin. Introducing the Sea Ice Concentration Downloader.

The plugin downloads sea ice concentration data of Antarctica within a time range, does a few data conversions, then displays the results in QGIS.

Downloader interface

The dataset is derived from spaceborne microwave radiometer readings of brightness temperature from a series of satellites, and is designed to be a consistent time series going back to 1978. A complete picture of the sea ice conditions is produced everyday, gridded at 25km resolution. Refer to official docs for more info.

Sea ice concentration January 2013

As with all QGIS plugins, installaton is easy and is explained here. I’m hoping to enhance it with a few more features in the future and potentially add it to the official QGIS plugin repo.

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