3.1. GLAD Tools Setup
QGIS is the recommended software for raster data visualization and collecting training data for supervised classification. OSGeo4W is required for a number of GLAD tools.
Recommended version: 2.18 [https://qgis.org/downloads/QGIS-OSGeo4W-2.18.28-2-Setup-x86_64.exe]
Recommended plugins: OpenLayers, Freehand Editing, Send2GE
PERL is the language used for data management codes.
ActivePerl (community edition): https://www.activestate.com/products/activeperl/
Notepad++ or similar code editor
Primary software package compiled by the GLAD team. Download the latest version from the GLAD Tools Depository. Download the latest complete set of GLAD Tools here https://glad.umd.edu/gladtools/Complete_package/GLAD_1.0_master.zip.
The package contains:
MinGW - C++ compiler, GNU C Library (Open source software; Copyright © Free Software Foundation)
gdal - GDAL Core (Open source software; Copyright © Frank Warmerdam and others)
tree.exe – CART model (Open source software; Copyright © B. D. Ripley and J. Ju)
Other utilities – GLAD ARD Tools (Freeware; Copyright © GLAD UMD)
Unpack GLAD_1.0_master.zip to C:\GLAD_1.0
Add to PATH variable (see how to: https://www.architectryan.com/2018/03/17/add-to-the-path-on-windows-10/)
To install/update a specific tool, select the files from the GLAD Tools Depository and download them into the C:\GLAD_1.0 folder.