The key to a startup’s success is growth. To achieve that, you need a foundation that is scalable. Planet’s constellation of Earth-observation satellites is imaging the entire Earth every day, unlocking unlimited potential and providing the needed foundation for agricultural…...
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This Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, when Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind” on the lunar surface. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined Armstrong to plant…CONTINUE READING
Effective governance requires good data. Local governments are spending billions to upgrade their technology infrastructure, ranging from smart cities initiatives to data migration to the cloud. At the same time, budgets are constrained and expenditures need to be justified by…CONTINUE READING
Farmers need access to finance to invest in their farms, boost yields and income, and protect their growing business. However, when it comes to agriculture, financial institutions are often far from the customers they serve. And the more remote the…CONTINUE READING
Earth observation (EO), the monitoring of the Earth from space using satellites, has undergone fundamental changes in the last decade. We have seen the convergence of two exciting trends in remote sensing and processing algorithms that now herald a new era of space renaissance. The implementation of ambitious government initiatives such as […]CONTINUE READING
At the Esri User Conference, Planet CEO Will Marshall just announced Planet’s release of the ArcGIS Pro desktop plug-in for Esri, a GIS global market leader with a suite of tools often used by Planet customers. The plug-in, referred to as an “add-in” by Esri, will allow customers to easily access, view […]CONTINUE READING
Today, we celebrate Independence Day, when in 1776 the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now free, united and independent states. We’re excited to celebrate Independence Day and its significance, but we don’t want the fun to stop there! After […]CONTINUE READING
Today, Planet announced a commercial agreement to provide European energy analytics startup Kayrros with access to subscription-based Earth observation imagery and data. Through this agreement, Kayrros will use Planet’s data to provide facility monitoring for energy traders in order to bring more transparency to their markets. The company will also utilize Planet’s […]CONTINUE READING
In late 2017, in the town of Impfondo in the Republic of the Congo (RoC), five thousand people were victims of a major flood. Tragically, as is often the case in the world’s under-resourced communities, the Congolese government lacked sufficient resources to detect and monitor such an event, and a full three […]CONTINUE READING