From Hurricane Maria to massive floods in India, the increasing occurrence and intensity of natural disasters around the globe has created a need for greater coordination between the private and public sectors to improve disaster preparedness and emergency management. Planet…...
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I’ve spent the better part of my career in more traditional enterprise SaaS software, so my recent move to Planet has been both a challenge and a breath of fresh air. I was lucky enough to attend the ESRI User…CONTINUE READING
Several few weeks ago, we launched the Planet Analytics beta – our new product designed to help customers and partners more easily consume Planet’s daily satellite imagery and arrive at insights more quickly. To achieve this, Planet Analytics uses machine…CONTINUE READING
To encourage innovation in radio communication, Planet is releasing OpenLST, an open radio solution for communicating with remote instruments, vehicles, and stations using low-cost commercial components. OpenLST builds on experience gained from Planet’s UHF radio, which has been successfully integrated…CONTINUE READING
Planet continues to deliver on its commitment to democratize access to satellite imagery. Last week, Planet and Queensland, Australia’s Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (DNRME), published a high-resolution mosaic of the entire state for open distribution under a CC by SA-4.0 license. Acquired by the Queensland government under its QSat […]CONTINUE READING
Planet is expanding its engagement in Europe in a big way. Today, we’re excited to announce a partnership with Airbus, a leader in remote sensing, to enable access to each other’s data and joint cooperation on the development of new geospatial solutions. As part of the agreement, Planet and Airbus aim to […]CONTINUE READING
Over the past few decades, traditional Earth observation satellites have made huge contributions to the creation of standardized, historical, and publicly accessible information on land cover and land use change. However, their low spatial and temporal resolutions – exacerbated by limited computing power – have constrained their use by decision makers. The […]CONTINUE READING
Fifty-five years ago – on June 16 – Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman and first civilian to travel to space. A 26-year-old textile worker from a small town outside Moscow, Tereshkova broke down barriers for future generations of women to enter the space industry. Reflecting on her journey, she famously remarked: […]CONTINUE READING
One of Planet’s key tenets of diversity and inclusion is the idea of “leading from the top.” In practice, that means our executive leadership and Board of Directors leverages expertise from a variety of perspectives. When it came to adding a new perspective to Planet’s Board of Directors, we didn’t have to […]CONTINUE READING