Planet for forests and land use
Planet’s satellite imaging and data helps forest managers and timber operators optimize management practices to ensure productivity without compromising environmental stewardship or compliance with land use regulation.
Monitor forests in near-real time with the high cadence PlanetScope imagery and basemaps
Detect changes to forest health early with RGB and NIR images
Optimize harvest operations over time with comprehensive Planet Basemaps and imagery archive
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With Planet’s high frequency, high-resolution satellite imagery, you can automatically track forest harvest and clearing, monitor forest health, and enhance forest management practices.
Pan Pac automated the collection and reporting of harvested areas by using high frequency, 3.7 meter PlanetScope imagery. This resulted in significant time and cost savings for their team, streamlined reporting, and improved data accuracy.
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Leverage Planet satellite solutions to define, monitor, and calculate tree harvest areas remotely. Use Planet data and analysis to inform harvest planning, auditing, and inventory.
Automatically map clearcut boundaries with PlanetScope or SkySat imagery depending on resolution needs
Reduce manual efforts in the acquisition of harvest data
Estimate timber inventory and capacity across distributed areas of interest.
High-frequency, high-resolution imagery provides a persistent view of your forest operations, from planning to harvesting to reporting.
With Planet, monitor distributed assets, and track the life cycle of your trees to improve forestry operations and proactively manage forest health. With continuous imaging, detect change as it happens. Respond to natural disasters, pests, and disease in a timely manner.
Monitor change to land use over time using an archive of cloud-free Planet Basemaps
Assess the impact of natural disasters in the immediate aftermath with PlanetScope imagery
Evaluate risk and mitigate potential fires with vegetation analyses
Assess the spread and impact of disease and other significant changes in forest health using NDVI
Pine beetle disease spreading in Mississippi
Pine beetle disease spreading in Mississippi
Achieve accuracy, efficiency, and capacity gains in REDD+ measurement, reporting, and verification with Planet’s high resolution, broad coverage, and historical imagery archive.
Move from sample-based estimations to broad-area land classification
Detect forest canopies and estimate carbon stocks and emissions at scale
Identify trends, assess and manage at-risk areas with Planet Basemaps
These images show deforestation near the border of Chiribiquete National Natural Park in the Colombian Amazon from August 2017 through August 2019. Planet’s Basemaps provide global, cloud-free, monthly snapshots that allow monitoring of forests and other persistently cloudy areas.
Track and identify illegal deforestation and enforce permits and land use regulations with Planet’s high cadence, global satellite imagery.
Prevent widespread forest loss in a timely manner with early indication of deforestation and degradation
Track and identify illegal logging with Planet’s high frequency Monitoring
Monitor change broadly over time with Planet’s historic imagery archive
Map land use patterns with monthly, cloud-free Planet Basemaps
These PlanetScope images show deforestation that occurred between February 15 and July 9, 2019 in the province of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Planet imagery may be used to detect and map deforestation events greater than one hectare. Results show that change caused by deforestation can be automatically extracted with high accuracy.”
Head of Resource Monitoring, Indufor
There is no other comparable commercial system offering the combination of sensing large areas in high spatial and temporal resolution.”
Remote Sensing Specialist,
Czech Republic Forest Management Institute (UHUL)
Planet’s rapid revisit times and high resolution are the most important factors, giving PlanetScope data advantages over alternatives both in forest monitoring and in forest area estimation.”
Dr. Hans Ole Ørka
Researcher, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Very early on, we recognised Planet’s daily imagery product as a game-changer for forest operations management. We wanted to ensure New Zealand forestry companies were at the forefront of the spatial and temporal resolution this technology offers”
Director, General Manager, Interpine
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Planet’s satellite and platform innovations make high frequency, high-resolution imagery sources accessible, cost-efficient, and simple for forest managers and timber operators to integrate into their workflow.
High frequency, global coverage
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Planet’s Professional Services team provides a range of services to help you efficiently integrate Planet data and platform within a forestry or land use context. Planet provides launch programs for onboarding, and a range of workshops to build and advance knowledge about the Planet Platform. Planet’s Professional Services also include expert guidance on the integration of Planet into your work, alongside a range of data services to optimize Planet.