Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Protecting Queensland’s Natural Resources with Satellite Imagery

Queensland is home to nearly 5 million citizens and some of the earth’s most delicate ecosystems. At 1.8 million square kilometers, the region contains rare earth resources, unique biodiversity and sensitive coastlines neig...


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Stories

Automating Change Detection with Exogenesis

Planet’s bringing down terabytes of imagery every day. With an archive this large, spotting change needs to be fast and accurate. Conducting manual analysis can provide reliable results, but requires tedious and time-intensive image interpretation. To produce change insights at…

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News

An Insider’s Look at a Record-Breaking Launch

In February, we launched the 88 satellites of Flock 3p into space—the largest constellation of satellites to ever launch on a single rocket. On launch night, we invited our friends, family, and loved ones to watch a livestream of the…

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Technology

Python Client Now Supports Planet Data API

Good news for developers: new versions of our Python and JavaScript clients are now available for use! Both have been upgraded to support Planet’s Data API—the API on which we built Planet Explorer and through which we serve PlanetScope, RapidEye,…

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tech

Experimenting with the Deep Data Stack: Ship Counting

Planet is all about scale. Our satellites are small but numerous, the scale of our pixels ranges from 3 to 5 meters, and we’ve built some seriously scalable infrastructure to put 150 million square kilometers of imagery on the web every day. Mission accomplished, right?! Turns out you need good tools to […]

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news

Planet offers broader data access to the academic community

Through our Ambassador’s Program, Planet has granted data to about 150 researchers…and what they’ve developed has blown us away. But we think that there’s more to be discovered. Today, we’re thrilled to announce a new offering for researchers at accredited universities across the globe: Planet’s Education and Research Program. Now, any college […]

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tech

Forest Recognition: Planet Launches Kaggle Competition

The amount of data is growing exponentially. The amount of labeled, clean data is not. Every advance in machine learning is built upon a well-labeled dataset. Technology companies all over the world use the ImageNet library to train computer vision and machine learning algorithms; and modern facial recognition technology was built on […]

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Terra Bella Officially Joins Planet

I’m pleased to share today that Planet’s agreement to acquire Terra Bella from Google has officially closed, having received regulatory approval. We’re excited to officially welcome the Terra Bella team to Planet, and integrate the SkySat constellation and imagery into our business. We’re eager to add high resolution data to our products […]

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Planet and Farmshots Offer Trial to John Deere Operations Center Users

Planet and FarmShots have collaborated to provide John Deere Operations Center users access to Planet’s unprecedented global imaging capacity, allowing farmers to view up-to-daily imagery of their fields. Planet operates the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites and provides cost-effective and information-rich agricultural data to users in countries across the globe. FarmShots analyzes […]

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