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Fires in Australia

November 12, 2019

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Bushfires have spread across two states of Australia burning over a million hectares of land. Australian authorities have placed 'catastrophic' threat levels in place across Queensland and New South Wales. Around 150 fires have fed off tinder-dry conditions coupled with high temperatures, unpredictable winds and lightning. Over 3000 firefighters are tackling bushfires, assisted by personnel from New Zealand and the Australian Defense Force.

How to get access to our imagery:

We make our disaster imagery available through Planet Explorer, our online imagery browser. We provide limited access to Explorer for up to 30 days to qualified disaster volunteer organizations, humanitarian organizations, and other coordinating bodies. Explorer is continuously updated with our most recent imagery (please see map below for exact region available). To gain access to Planet's Explorer, please email In your email, please provide your name, the name of your organization, and the purpose for which you wish to use the imagery.

Data License:

Planet imagery is made available under a Non-Commercial, Creative Commons license, meaning they may not be used for commercial purposes. Commercial entities are licensed under the CC-BY-SA license, which requires that any derivative products that use our data also be shared under the same license. Non-commercial entities (including humanitarian organizations, intergovernmental agencies, etc.) are granted access under the CC-NC-BY license, which does not require sharing of derivative products; if however such products are shared, there is a requirement that Planet is acknowledged as an underlying source of data.

A comparison between November 6th, 2019 and November 12th, 2019 of Yengo National Park, NSW, Australia.

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