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On Earth Day, More Eyes on Our Planet

In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later,…...


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PLANET PULSE

Monitoring the pulse of our planet with daily news and imagery, stories, and tech updates.

Stories

We’ve Miniaturized. Now It’s Time to Mega-size.

Last fall, Planet completed Mission 1: imaging the Earth’s entire landmass every single day. It was a landmark achievement and a first in the history of humanity. But the big question on everyone’s minds since has been, Now what? We’ve…

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News

Planet Grows Sales and Marketing Leadership

Exciting things are afoot at Planet as we dive into the second quarter of 2018. One big development is the arrival of two executives who will help Planet continue to grow as a business. Today, we’re happy to welcome Keith…

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Technology

Announcing Planet’s Developer Center

Today we’re excited to launch Planet’s Developer Center, a hub where technologists can learn how to use satellite imagery and analytic tools to uncover new insights about our changing planet. Whether you’re a developer, an imagery analyst, a researcher, a…

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tech

Analysis-ready Mosaics: Introducing Surface Reflectance Basemaps

In a previous post, Alan introduced our Surface Reflectance imagery, an exciting product that delivers an accurate picture of what’s happening on the ground. By accounting for the effects of the atmosphere, sensor characteristics, and incident solar radiation, we aim to provide as near as possible to true reflectance of the Earth’s […]

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insights

Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Planet’s daily monitoring of Hurricane Harvey shows how frequent data can help governments, insurers, and first responders direct emergency relief efforts and better prepare for natural disasters in the future.

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stories

Tracking Harvey, the Once-in-a-Millennium Storm

Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system – 50+ inches – and ranks as the second costliest storm in the […]

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news

Machine Mapping: Automated Road Detection Webinar with CrowdAI

Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are a good place to start. Today, frequent imaging and object detection through […]

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news

Rocketing into 2018

As we begin the new year, I wanted to reflect on our 2017 milestones and our vector going into 2018. Last year was definitely an exciting year at Planet. The five highlights from my perspective were: Launching 146 satellites, including the record-breaking 88 Doves on a single rocket & 6 more SkySats, […]

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