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Planet to Provide High-Resolution Imagery to Copernicus Programme as Part of Airbus-Led Consortium

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Planet, as part of an Airbus-led consortium, is excited to announce a commercial contract to service the European Commission and European Space Agency Copernicus Programme, the ambitious European Earth observation initiative. Planet will contribute to the consortium close to 1.7 million square kilometers of very high resolution satellite imagery of the continent […]

Planet Provides Open Source Mosaic of Queensland

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Planet continues to deliver on its commitment to democratize access to satellite imagery. Last week, Planet and Queensland, Australia’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME), published a high-resolution mosaic of the entire state for open distribution under a CC by SA-4.0 license. Acquired by the Queensland government under its QSat […]

Planet and Airbus Partner to Deliver New Geospatial Solutions

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Planet is expanding its engagement in Europe in a big way. Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Airbus, a leader in remote sensing, to enable access to each other’s data and joint cooperation on the development of new geospatial solutions. As part of the agreement, Planet and Airbus aim to […]

A Protocol for Near Real-time Tropical Deforestation Monitoring

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Over the past few decades, traditional Earth observation satellites have made huge contributions to the creation of standardized, historical, and publicly accessible information on land cover and land use change. However, their low spatial and temporal resolutions – exacerbated by limited computing power – have constrained their use by decision makers. The […]

Planet, Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, & Leading Scientists Team Up to Map & Monitor World’s Corals in Unprecedented Detail

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Coral reefs are among the most important, most diverse, and most beautiful ecosystems on the planet – and, in an age of climate change, they are in a period of unprecedented crisis. Warming seas are causing bleaching events on a scale never before seen; of the 109 countries in which coral reefs […]

Planet Grows Sales and Marketing Leadership

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Exciting things are afoot at Planet as we dive into the second quarter of 2018. One big development is the arrival of two executives who will help Planet continue to grow as a business. Today, we’re happy to welcome Keith Barber as VP of Federal Strategic Partnerships and Hilary Salazar as VP […]

Compare and Timelapse Tools in Planet Explorer Let Anyone Create Stories of Change

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As part of my TED talk today, I showed an exciting new tool called Planet Stories. Planet has around 500 images for every given location on Earth’s landmass – a massive dataset documenting immense change. Planet Stories allows anyone to browse, compare, and share this imagery. There are two key new tools: Compare […]

Farming Smarter with Daily Data

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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 […]

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