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STAC API Browser is a QGIS plugin that allows the exploration of geospatial data from providers that support the STAC API specification

STAC API Browser provides a simple and user-friendly approach in searching and using STAC API resources in QGIS. It offers a comfortable way to browse the STAC API items and ability to add the STAC API assets as map layers into the QGIS application.

The plugin was built through a joint effort between Kartoza and Microsoft.


Example search results, showing available items on a STAC API service.

Quick Installation

The plugin is available to download and install in QGIS from the official QGIS plugin repository

To install the plugin, follow the below steps.

  • Launch QGIS application and open plugin manager.
  • Search for STAC API Browser in the All page of the manager.
  • Click on the STAC API Browser result item and page with plugin information will show up.
  • Click the Install Plugin button at the bottom of the dialog to install the plugin.

For more information about other ways to install the plugin, visit the installation page.

Source code

The source code is open source and available in a GitHub repository found here



The plugin is published under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3.

Last update: August 23, 2022