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How Flood Mapping from Space Protects the Vulnerable and Can Save Lives

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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 […]

Fate and Faith.

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No matter how much we plan, sometimes fate intervenes. And if we’re lucky, we’re able to recognize the opportunity.  Last summer, I found the project I’d been working on for several years winding down and began to search about for a new adventure.  I did what most people do, and looked for […]

Drumroll, please! Introducing Planet Community

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One of my favorite parts of working at Planet is the fact that I’m perpetually surrounded by brilliant people doing amazing things with satellite imagery. Nearly every day, I’m introduced to a new idea or methodology from our growing user base that I was previously unfamiliar with. It’s one of the biggest […]

Planet Partners with 2nd Annual Women in Data Science Datathon, Building Awareness and Solutions in Deforestation

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In partnership with Women in Data Science (WiDS), the West Big Data Innovation Hub, and Figure Eight, Planet is bringing its unique dataset to a competition that challenges participants to use data science to build awareness and solutions for tropical deforestation and palm oil production. The competition, launching today on Kaggle, comes […]

Meet Planet at DGI 2019

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The Planet Team is heading to DGI, the premier annual meeting for geospatial intelligence experts in Europe, to join 650+ industry leaders from around the world. At the meeting, attendees will discuss how to best respond to new policy developments and breakthroughs in technology. We’re looking forward to collaborating with commercial and […]

Planet and Google Partner for Machine Learning Meets Space Panel

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Last week, we partnered with Google to bring together technology experts to explore the next wave of insights and applications being built upon geospatial datasets. Moderator Marshall Burke lead the conversation joined by Fei Xue, Machine Learning Specialist at Google; Planet’s own Gopal Erinjippurath, Sr. Director, Analytics Engineering; Pierre Massat, Head of […]

Mercury 13 Women Honored on Recent Batch of Dove Satellites

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Planet is a strong supporter of women in the space industry. We teamed up with Rocket Lab to create a mission patch honoring the first woman astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova; every year we send amazing women Planeteers to the Grace Hopper conference; and we strive to uphold diversity at all levels of the […]

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