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I am trying to count raster values (from a .tif file) in polygons. In previous posts that people suggested using the 'zonal statistics' plugin in QGIS. However, I couldn't find it in my plugin manager (QGIS 3.6). I have ticked the box to show experimental plugins, but still couldn't find it. Any idea what is causing this?

If the plugin doesn't work, what would be a good alternative to use?

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    I believe zonal statistics is not a plugin, but rather integrated into the raster tools of QGIS. Just search for "zonal statistics" in the toolbox panel (I don't see it listed in the dropdown menu of QGIS 3.4). – Jon Apr 1 at 17:24
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Zonal Statistics used to be a plugin, but it's now located in the Processing Toolbox (screenshot from QGIS 3.6).

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Many tools which were originally created as external plugins, were later incorporated into the core QGIS program. In general if you're following a tutorial created in an earlier version of QGIS and you can't find a tool mentioned in the tutorial, check the Processing Toolbox.

Note that the Processing Toolbox itself is a core plugin. This means it comes pre-installed, but you might need to enable it. Open the Plugin manager (Plugin menu > Manage and install plugins...). Search for "Processing", and click the checkbox next to the plugin name.

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  • Thank you so much! I found it! Really appreciate all your help! – mustafa Apr 1 at 19:28

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