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Planet Becomes First Private-Sector Data Provider to Directly Support the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters

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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Five Things I Learned as an Esri UC Newbie

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…

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Extracting Insights from Imagery: Planet Analytics Webinar

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…

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Technology

Planet Releases OpenLST, an Open Radio Solution

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…

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Planet Provides Open Source Mosaic of Queensland

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 […]

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Planet and Airbus Partner to Deliver New Geospatial Solutions

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 […]

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A Protocol for Near Real-time Tropical Deforestation Monitoring

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 […]

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stories

Planet and Rocket Lab Create Mission Patch to Honor Women in Aerospace

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: […]

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Women in Silicon Valley Tech: An Interview with Heidi Roizen and Will Marshall

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 […]

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