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Building a new world: infrastructure monitoring for a more sustainable future

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As the world continues to recover from a historic pandemic, there is a growing awareness in government and industry that new, innovative solutions are needed to protect natural resources and create more effective policy for economic growth. Transparency and reliable decision-making are imperative in this effort to renew public confidence and restore […]

Planet Becomes Inaugural Platinum Sponsor of GDAL

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Planet has built an incredibly capable cloud-native processing infrastructure to take our raw imagery and turn it into refined imagery, analysis ready data (ARD), and analytic feeds so that it can be easily incorporated into our customers and users workflows. Many of the key pieces we built ourselves, but our system would not be possible […]

NASA Researchers Use Planet Data to Study the Effects of Climate Change on our Cryosphere

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Through an agreement with NASA and their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program, access to Planet imagery is available to all NASA-funded researchers. Taking advantage of the high cadence of PlanetScope and the high resolution of SkySat, these researchers have utilized Planet imagery to understand dynamic processes on Earth. The cryosphere—frozen areas […]

Planet’s Latest Batch of SuperDoves Deliver First Light

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On January 24, 2021, SpaceX successfully delivered 48 Planet SuperDoves to orbit on their Transporter-1 flight. This record-breaking launch deployed 143 satellites into orbit — the most ever on a single mission. Once in orbit, our SuperDoves set out to break some records of their own. Just 58 hours from launch, Planet’s […]

Planet Releases ArcGIS Add-In & QGIS Plugin V2.0

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At Planet, we’re committed to reducing the friction of using satellite imagery so our users can gain the greatest value from our data. We do this by partnering with leading GIS-providers and delivering the necessary tools and software needed to derive insights from our data. We’re excited to announce the release of […]

Planet Software Impact Program Pushes for Racial Equity

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At Planet, our mission is to use space to help life on Earth. And while advocating for social and racial justice may not necessarily involve satellites and taking pictures from space, we believe we can play a role in something that’s so important to life on Earth. We recognize the uncomfortable truth […]

Planet Hack 2020: Our Annual Hackathon Goes Virtual

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At Planet, our mission is to make change visible, accessible and actionable. In 2017 we achieved that by building the world’s largest satellite constellation that images the entire Earth’s landmass every day. Three years later, our platform continues to grow as we develop new ways for people to harness the power of […]

Announcing Planet’s Developer Trial Program

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As a developer, whenever I encounter a new API, I always hope for an easy way to take it for a test drive before I commit to signing up for anything. Being able to exercise an API in “real world” scenarios is incredibly important for evaluating it as a potential fit for […]

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