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Where Aliens Attacked in the Independence Day Movie

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Today, we celebrate Independence Day, when in 1776 the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now free, united and independent states. We’re excited to celebrate Independence Day and its significance, but we don’t want the fun to stop there! After […]

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 […]

Energy Basemaps: Weekly Snapshots Driving Better Decisions

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The energy industry has seen an unprecedented amount of growth in the last six years – solar power capacity has increased 15x, wind energy has increased 1.8x to account for nearly 6.5% of total electricity consumption – and the oil and gas industry is no different. US Field Production levels are as […]

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 […]

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