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A Hands-On Guide to Color Correction

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Imaging the entire planet every day would be easy if Earth was an airless rock, but unfortunately, it’s not. (Actually, even mapping an airless rock is challenging, but bear with me.) Yes, the atmosphere allows us to breathe, and protects us from lethal levels of ultraviolet radiation, yadda yadda yadda, but it […]

Analyze Change with Planet's New Compare Lab

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I would like to introduce the Compare Lab, an old favorite here at Planet Labs that’s now available publicly on our platform for any user with API access. The Compare Lab has existed as a collection of internal “employees-only” tools at Planet Labs for a long time, often showing up on employee […]

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. […]