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We’ve Miniaturized. Now It’s Time to Mega-size.

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Last fall, Planet completed Mission 1: imaging the Earth’s entire landmass every single day. It was a landmark achievement and a first in the history of humanity. But the big question on everyone’s minds since has been, Now what? We’ve kept intentionally quiet over the past few months, but today, we’re ready […]

More Sats. More Science.

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This past week, nearly 25,000 scientists, students, and professionals gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world – the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. This annual conference brings together the best and brightest minds in pursuit of high quality science, knowledge and a […]

Slingshot Aerospace Maps Flooded Areas following Hurricane Harvey

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When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston earlier this month, Slingshot Aerospace, a Planet Application Developer Program partner, leapt into action. Working with Team Rubicon and the BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP®), Slingshot was able to use its flood detection algorithms on up-to-date satellite imagery to determine the extent of the […]

Adding Time to Mapping, Finally

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All the way back in 2005, as our 6-person team was preparing to launch Google Maps, we were starting to look at what we would do after the product was launched. The roadmap I had started out with (in late 2002) was clear enough: start out with a high quality interactive 2D […]

Dattabot: Helping Indonesian Farms Secure Loans With Space Data

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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 […]