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Planet Satellites Bolster FAO’s Geospatial Toolkit

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Putting the world’s eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization’ innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL – System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring […]

Meet Martin Van Ryswyk: Planet’s New SVP of Product

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We are excited to welcome Martin Van Ryswyk as Planet’s new senior vice president of Product, who will be responsible for helping to guide product vision and strategies moving forward. Before joining Planet, Van Ryswyk was executive vice president of Product Management and Engineering at DataStax—the company behind Apache Cassandra. Van Ryswyk […]

Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

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Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide. Combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI), along with weather, climate, population, and infrastructure data, and supported through […]

Planet Analytic Feeds No Longer in Beta, Achieve Global Scale

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Today, Planet Analytic Feeds are moving out of beta, and our three flagship Analytic Feeds—Road Detection, Building Detection, and Vessel Detection—can now scale globally and are offered off-the-shelf. This means that customers can leverage these feeds on top of Planet imagery products and get automated road, building, and vessel detections over their […]

Introducing Next-Generation PlanetScope Imagery

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We gave you a sneak peek at our next-generation Dove satellites earlier this year when we released “first light” images. Now we’re happy to formally introduce our Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in Planet’s commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. Next-Generation PlanetScope brings enhancements to PlanetScope […]

European Space Agency to Utilize More Planet Constellations

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The European Space Agency (ESA) entered an agreement with Planet to gain access to both PlanetScope and SkySat constellations—with the aim of having these tools complement data drawn from ESA’s own earth observation satellites and Third Party Missions. Until recently, ESA had access to only RapidEye satellites under the EarthNet Programme, but […]

Tanker Seizures, the 737 MAX Stack Up, and North Korea’s Submarines

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Planet has been doing its usual rotation through the news this past July as our imagery has continued to inform journalists in their investigative reporting. Here are some of the biggest recent stories that used data from space to break news. Maritime Mystery-Solving Recently, two oil tankers were seized by Iranian naval […]

Sun Setting on Open California

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When we launched the Open California program almost 3 years ago, it was an open data initiative and the first time we showcased our data to the world with images from our first Doves. At that time, we didn’t have trials or programs that matched the needs of the majority of our […]

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