Posts By
Erika Reinhardt

Curious Planeteer working to make the Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.

Fort McMurray Wildfire Data Available Under Open License


The recent wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta has devastated the local community. Our thoughts are with those affected by the fire and those aiding the swift response. In an effort to help responders, we’re releasing imagery of the area under an open license. The imagery is now available for download under a […]

New Scene Email Notifications


Building off of our existing saved workspaces feature, we’re excited to now also offer daily e-mail notifications of new data being published to your workspaces. When we publish new scenes that match the criteria defined by your workspace—including acquisition time, geography, and image quality—you’ll get an e-mail letting you know, with the […]

A New Scenes Explorer


Today we’re excited to share a redesigned Scenes Explorer with you. We’ve heard your feedback (keep it coming!), and found that we had a core pieces of the app to rethink. New Workflow We now require that you start your search with a geographic region. Once you specify a polygon or point, […]

New API Fields: Published, Updated


One of the challenges some of our users have had is in requesting the most recently published data, in the cases of both scenes and mosaic quads. Users often run into this when trying to maintain a database with a record for every scene or mosaic quad object. We’ve made some changes […]

Change Detection Lab


We are beginning to experiment with change detection tools that would help reveal changes in the built and natural world when we compare data layers—currently the Planet mosaic as compared to a Mapbox mosaic composed of DigitalGlobe and other imagery, and eventually between multiple time slices of our own. With our constantly […]

Introducing Landsat 8 Data in the Scenes API


Following up on Landsat 8 data being made available on AWS, Landsat scenes are now also available through our Scenes API for even easier access. We’ve received an enthusiastic response on our current Scenes API for its ease of use and speed. Likewise, we’ve designed the Landsat Scenes API to have the […]

All 28 Flock 1 Satellites Deployed from the ISS


Today the final pair of our satellites was deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). All 28 that we launched in January have been ejected from the ISS over the course of this month, helping them to begin spreading out along the ISS’s orbit. One of the exciting benefits of launching off […]

Planet Labs Raises $52M in Series B Financing


We announced today that we have raised $52 million in Series B financing. New investors joining this round include prominent technology investor Yuri Milner, Industry Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Lux Capital, and Ray Rothrock. Planet Labs’ existing investors include DFJ, Capricorn, O’Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures (OATV), Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Innovation Endeavors, […]

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