Posts By
Ian Ritchey

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

Farming Smarter with Daily Data


Today, access to reliable data is essential to sustainable, efficient, and productive agriculture.    Our newest eBook, Precision Ag Insights from Frequent Imaging (available in Spanish here) details how modern agriculture has been transformed by the onset of new data sources and the ways frequent global imaging is powering smarter farming practices from […]

Machine Mapping: Automated Road Detection Webinar with CrowdAI


Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are a good place to start. Today, frequent imaging and object detection through […]

Geospatial intelligence for the Energy sector


From price fluctuations and delayed estimates to pipeline leaks and construction setbacks, it’s been a tumultuous year for energy operators and traders. Assets are distributed and difficult to manage, projects are frequently delayed or blocked, and energy commodities are as volatile as ever. Though more and more data is available, uncertainty in […]

Planet and FarmShots Team Up to Deliver Advanced Pasture Management Solution


Planet has again partnered with FarmShots to power a next-generation agriculture solution for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). LIC’s Satellite Pasture and Cover Evaluation (SPACE™) service uses daily satellite imagery from Planet and field analysis software from FarmShots to measure pastures. We are very excited to collaborate with Farmshots on this innovative approach […]

Space: The New Frontier of Insurance Technology!


It’s no surprise that 2017 is on track to be one of the most expensive ever for insurance providers. According to various estimates, insured losses are expected between $70 billion to $100 billion. As a result, claims adjusters and underwriters must rely on timely access to empirical data to develop a current […]

Watch Our Spanish Language Precision Ag Webinar


Planet’s built the largest constellation of satellites in history along with a data processing pipeline and online platform that lets you manage and analyze that imagery at scale. We’ve seen a growing number of cutting-edge precision agriculture companies around the world incorporate our high-frequency satellite imagery into their own products and platforms. We’re […]

Dattabot: Helping Indonesian Farms Secure Loans With Space Data


Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term problems. For Indonesian farmers, the uncertainty of weather patterns, soil conditions, and […]

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 neighboring the Great Barrier Reef. Protecting this vast natural landscape is the challenge of Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and […]

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 speed and scale, automation is needed. But what constitutes change? Any two […]

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