Tech Blog Posts

California Seasonal Mosaics, Now Available to All

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In October, we launched the beta version of the Planet Platform and released Open California imagery under an open license. Our goal was to open up our growing imagery archive and enable people to start developing and testing their applications, including the new California seasonal mosaics. Today we’re excited to make our […]

Getting Local

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A key part of being successful on a global scale is to build products that can be localized for a diverse set of users. We have been hard at work making our web applications accessible to an international audience, and we now have a complete Chinese translation for our Scenes Explorer and […]

Four new mosaics for California

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We are excited to release four California mosaics on the Planet Platform Beta, composited fully from our recently released Open California dataset. This means the mosaics themselves are also available under the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.

Planet's "best-pixel mosaicking" process

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One of our main goals at Planet Labs is to make our imagery easily accessible. This means providing not just the raw images from our satellites, but creating ‘mosaics’ — large overviews of area from many satellites. Building imagery mosaics with the traditional approach involves a lot of human input, and they […]

PlanetScope2 Imagery Available in the Planet Platform

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PlanetScope2 imagery comes from Planet’s new telescope, offering a much wider field of view and crisper images. The new telescope will be included in all of our future Dove satellites. Through the Planet Platform, you can now access PlanetScope2 imagery through the API and Web Applications, available in visual and analytic products. […]

Open California RapidEye Imagery

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With the recent Open California data release, available under an open, CC BY-SA 4.0 license, you can now access the RapidEye California imagery archive—in addition to recent PlanetScope imagery—easily through the Planet API. Building on our recent acquisition of Blackbridge, we’re excited to bring this dataset into the Planet Platform, and making […]

New Lab: Coverage Tool

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It’s often useful to have a broad view of the coverage of Planet Labs data, even when not looking for a specific scene to download. For this use case of showcasing Planet Labs’ data coverage, we’re excited to share a new lab — the Coverage Tool.

New Scene Email Notifications

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Building off of our existing saved workspaces feature, we’re excited to now also offer daily e-mail notifications of new data being published to your workspaces. When we publish new scenes that match the criteria defined by your workspace—including acquisition time, geography, and image quality—you’ll get an e-mail letting you know, with the […]

A New Scenes Explorer

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Today we’re excited to share a redesigned Scenes Explorer with you. We’ve heard your feedback (keep it coming!), and found that we had a core pieces of the app to rethink. New Workflow We now require that you start your search with a geographic region. Once you specify a polygon or point, […]