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Kazakhstan Leverages Planet Data for Agriculture, Resource Management, and Disaster Response

Spanning over a vast expanse of 2.7 million square kilometers, Kazakhstan stands as the world's largest landlocked country–a colossal landmass characterized by its diverse geography, ranging from bustling urban centers, to sprawling steppes and rugged mountain ranges. For authorities tasked…...


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Ensuring Sustainable Urban Development and Protecting Biodiversity with the Government of New South Wales

Earlier this year, the Australian government of New South Wales (NSW) designated $100 million towards housing development and biodiversity protection. This allocation is set to enhance the existing programs run by the government of NSW, such the Cumberland Plain Conservation…

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News

Planet On The Road DC: Government Alignment, Artificial Intelligence Solutions, and International Collaboration

At Planet, we have a long history of working with the U.S. government, and this relationship lives at our roots. Over fourteen years ago, our founders all met while working at NASA where the idea of Planet ultimately came to…

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Technology

On-Demand Demos: Planet Integrations in Action

See how near-daily imagery and analysis-ready datasets from Planet work within your existing GIS platforms in our collection of on-demand demos. Our continuously growing catalog of short video demonstrations are a great resource for learning how to supercharge your analysis…

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tech

Planet Releases Boundless Staccato and Stratus Under Open Source License

Planet acquired St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company Boundless earlier this year, and today we are excited to announce that we are open-sourcing two key Boundless code bases, freeing the projects to evolve with their communities. The first of these is Staccato, a Java-based catalog that implements the SpatioTemporal Asset  Catalog (STAC) […]

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tech

Scientists Use Planet Data to Examine Cause of Palu Valley Landslides

On September 28, 2018, a destructive magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The strength and stiffness of the soil decreased dramatically due to the shaking of the great quake, turning it from a solid to a liquid in one of the most dramatic soil liquefaction events ever recorded, leading to destructive […]

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stories

The Story Behind Planet’s Legendary Launch Pancakes

Pancakes are a big deal at Planet. Ever since the launch of Flock 1 in 2014—Planeteers have taken to the frying pan in preparation for each launch event. Originally, the need for pancakes was serendipitous: Planet’s first constellation launch happened at breakfast time on the west coast. The team had been staying […]

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stories

See Some of the Solar System’s Spookiest Sites

Planet satellites can be great for spotting the various wonders of the world, and spooky sites are no exception. In the spirit of Halloween, here’s a collection of locations known for their creepy histories. (Beware: Visiting these places may cause goosebumps! And a burning desire to tell your friends about all the […]

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stories

Working Toward Planetary Scale Location Insights

Recent innovations in agile aerospace have created unique offerings in high cadence satellite imagery. While this is of immense interest to imagery analysts, a significant portion of GIS professionals and geo-data scientists work less with raster data (AKA imagery) and more with point and vector data. Planet operates the world’s largest constellation […]

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