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Planet’s bringing down terabytes of imagery every day. With an archive this large, spotting change needs to be fast and accurate. Conducting manual analysis can provide reliable results, but requires tedious and time-intensive image interpretation. To produce change insights at…CONTINUE READING
In February, we launched the 88 satellites of Flock 3p into space—the largest constellation of satellites to ever launch on a single rocket. On launch night, we invited our friends, family, and loved ones to watch a livestream of the…CONTINUE READING
With our recent, launch of 88 Flock 3p satellites, we’re on the cusp of bringing down terabytes of imagery data a day. The next big challenge is to make that data accessible—to make it usable and consumable on the web. One of the easiest ways to consume our data is via a […]CONTINUE READING
The phones in our pockets, drones in the air, satellites in space…what do they all have in common? They’re all distributed sensor networks—collecting streams of data about our daily lives, our businesses and our planet. We here at Planet have often said our satellite imagery, while insight-rich, will only reach its full […]CONTINUE READING
We’ve spent the last 5 years building a satellite constellation to image the Earth daily. In concert, we’ve been working closely with GIS community and new technology players to explore the products and possibilities that could be built on top of this new data stream. One of these products we built ourselves; […]CONTINUE READING
Today we’re excited to release Planet Explorer Beta, an online tool that lets users browse geospatial data through time and see change across the globe. In short, Planet has introduced a time axis to maps. Planet operates 149 satellites—the largest fleet in human history—giving us the capacity to collect a new image […]CONTINUE READING
As our constellation in space grows, we’ve been preparing down here on Earth for a deluge of imagery. While it is a huge accomplishment for us to have gotten our sats into space and taking lots of pictures, that is only half the job. Fully realizing our “Mission 1” means preparing for […]CONTINUE READING