Planet satellite imagery helps governments make timely, data-driven decisions for safer communities and greater visibility over natural resources.
Government bodies around the globe choose to work with Planet.
Planet for governments
Planet provides accessible, reliable, and real-time coverage over any area of interest on Earth, helping governments ensure safer communities, economic efficiency, a cleaner environment, and detect changing conditions rapidly.
Daily PlanetScope imagery provides continuous monitoring of large areas
SkySat image tasking lets governments zoom in on areas of interest
Monitor borders, remote geographies, and coastal waters
Cloud-based processing, simple API, ArcGIS Pro and QGIS integrations
Planet’s medium-resolution imagery allows you to detect change and survey activity over broad areas. Planet’s high-resolution imagery offers a close-up view of your areas of interest, giving you direct access to finer details such as tree canopies, vessels in maritime areas, and burn scars from wildfires.
Access detailed, current, and comprehensive data about land use nationally and internationally using Planet’s high-resolution image tasking and high-frequency satellite Monitoring and Tasking solutions. Leverage Planet’s extensive historic image archive and up-to-date Planet Basemaps to evaluate changes in land use over time.
View any location on Earth, multiple times a day
Monitor adherence to permits remotely
Identify breaches of code and illegal activities
Government bodies are using Planet data to address critical governance challenges. Learn about how the New Mexico State Land Office used Planet Monitoring to uncover 53 trespasses which yielded $2.7 million in back payments.
Gain a high-level view of the ever-evolving urban landscape, monitor the progress of large construction projects for more accurate reporting, and improve the systems that matter most to communities using Planet data and imaging.
Follow infrastructure in real time
Anticipate delays and respond quickly to problems
Address community needs with informed policy
Vassar Labs and Odisha Space Application Center leveraged Planet’s high-frequency SkySat satellite imagery to safeguard public assets and monitor unauthorized land use changes.
Join the on-demand webinar with Vassar Labs to learn more.
July 15, 2020 - Bhubaneswar, India
To avoid the problem of illegal encroachment, the Government of Odisha together with Vassar Labs has developed a system called Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System or BLUIS that uses high-resolution satellite imagery from Planet along with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.”
Prafulla Kumar Mallick
IFS, Chief Executive, ORSAC
Leverage Planet Satellite Data and Imaging to Manage Natural Resources and Ensure Environmental Stewardship
With Planet’s global satellite coverage, governments can protect their natural resources with ease. Harness Planet’s unparalleled view of the natural world to protect forests, farmland, and bodies of water from illegal human activity, destructive pests, and natural disasters.
Detect changes to ecosystems and protected areas
Monitor adherence to environmental regulations
Track the success of rehabilitation and reclamation projects
2020 Quarterly Basemap - Queensland, Australia
To balance economic growth with land protection, the Queensland State Government leveraged Planet Monitoring to manage, observe, and protect natural resources like the Great Barrier Reef.
Learn more about the Geoplex and Planet solution for Queensland.
We are very excited to be working with daily imagery over Queensland that DNRM has been able to acquire through the Planet platform. The access to high quality, daily imagery for use by all government agencies under this arrangement sets a new benchmark that we expect will have far-reaching benefits for the state.”
Executive Director, Land & Spatial Information
Real-time information from Planet’s on-demand satellite tasking assists governments rapid and effective response to disasters, while frequent monitoring and a continuously refreshed image archive allows governing bodies to identify land changes and to prepare for emergencies as they arise.
Frequent monitoring reveals unexpected changes as they happen
Assess damage quickly, deploy resources effectively
Track progress and reduce recovery delays
Identify problem areas and improve infrastructure
Pioneered by Salo Sciences, Planet, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the California Forest Observatory is a dynamic wildfire hazard mapping system that empowers agile emergency services and smart forest management.
Planet supports the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters, by supplying imagery and data directly to humanitarian organizations and other coordinating bodies to help timely, effective response to major man-made and natural catastrophes around the globe.
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Planet provides geospatial data and satellite imagery direct to government bodies through a simple, cloud-based system. Planet products provide governments with a comprehensive and scalable approach to monitoring, managing, analyzing, and protecting their territories.
Planet’s Professional Services team provides a range of services to help you efficiently implement Planet technologies within a farming or agricultural 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 agricultural pursuits, alongside a range of data services to optimize Planet and help you farm in a more sustainable, profitable, and efficient way.
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