Download and install iMOD Viewer

Download and install iMOD Viewer

NOTE: These are install instructions for the beta release

The complete iMOD viewer (QGIS Plugin and 3D Viewer) can be installed using the Deltares installer. A working QGIS installation is needed before installing the iMOD Viewer.
It is also possible to install the QGIS Plugin using the QGIS Plugin repository. That installation is without the 3D Viewer.

The different ways to install the QGIS Plugin are described under sections 2, 3 and 4. Each of these, however, require the user to install QGIS first.  To install the QGIS Plugin, we recommend running the iMOD Viewer installer (2), which will both install the iMOD 3D Viewer, as well as the iMOD QGIS Plugin

 

1. Installing QGIS

You can download the standalone QGIS setup on the QGIS website We recommend downloading a QGIS version > 3.19 here. After downloading the QGIS setup, run it. This installs a user installation of QGIS, which is sufficient in most cases. For a system wide installation, see Extra: Installing the QGIS plugin system-wide.

2. Installing with the Deltares setup

Run the iMOD_Viewer_setup_*.msi file you can download on the Deltares download portal.
Follow the installation instructions for the iMOD Viewer (click here), and make sure to do a Complete install.
 

3. Installing from the QGIS plugin repository

In QGIS, navigate to Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins > All. In the search bar, type: “iMOD”. Select the iMOD plugin, and click “Install”.

This does not install the iMOD 3D Viewer; so for 3D viewing functionality, follow step 2, but instead select a Minimal install.
 

4. Manually download and copy the iMOD QGIS plugin

Download the iMOD QGIS Plugin code from the Github page

Unpack the zip files, and copy the imodqgis folder to your QGIS plugin directory. This is probably located in your Appdata folder. In windows it is something such as:
c:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\QGIS\QGIS3\profiles\default\python\plugins

If you cannot find the folder, follow these instructions.

In QGIS, make sure under Plugins > Manage and Install Plugins > Installed that the checkbox iMOD is checked.
 

5. Extra: Installing the QGIS plugin system-wide

There are cases where a system-wide QGIS installation is required, for example on computational servers, where multiple users need to use the software. Requiring each user to install the plugin themselves can be a burden.

This requires the following steps:

  1. Installing the OSGeo4W QGIS installation

  2. Putting the plugin files in the right folder.
     

5.1. Installing the OSGeo4W QGIS installation

  • Download the OSGeo4W installer from the QGIS website

  • Right-click osgeo4w-setup.exe and click Run as administrator

  • At the starting screen, choose Advanced Install

  • In the Choose Installation Type screen, choose Install from Internet if you have access to the internet, this will download the files to a folder called something like: %APPDATA%\Local\Temp\http%3a%2f%2fdownload.osgeo.org%2fosgeo4w%2fv2%2f\

    You can use this folder to Install from Local Directory later (for example on a restricted server)

  • In Choose Installation Directory check All Users

  • In “Select Local Package Directory”, you can leave the default options

  • If you previously checked “Install from Internet”:
  • In the Select Packages screen, make sure the following components are installed:
    • under Desktopqgis: QGIS Desktop.

    • under Libspython3-pandas

    A component will be installed if there is a version number in the “New” column (If Skip change this by clicking the cell with Skip in it).

    TIP: Maximize the screen to see the package names

  • After downloading an installing, check Finish

TIP: Maximize the screen to see the package names

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Figure 1. The Select packages screen enlarged. If you click Skip, a version number should appear in the column New.
 

5.2. Putting the plugin files in the right folder

Download the iMOD QGIS plugin code from the Github page

Unpack the zip files, and copy the imodqgis folder to your QGIS plugin directory. This is probably located in your Appdata folder. In windows it is something such as: c:\OSGeo4W\apps\qgis\python\plugins\imodqgis