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Planet and Leaf Partner to Provide Agricultural Insights For Developers

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Our data is now available through Leaf, an agricultural data infrastructure company, enabling developers to build informed agricultural products. Leaf’s unified data API helps streamline farm data integrations into a standardized format. From this API, software developers build useful products for the agricultural industry, including farm optimization tools, outcome-based financing, agronomic recommendations, and traceability applications. Now, with the integration of our data, Leaf customers can easily access satellite images of agricultural land that is updated on a daily basis. 

“Agriculture is going through a digital revolution, and it’s companies like Leaf that are helping to propel this transition. I’m excited to have our daily data available through Leaf, where developers can pull the latest insights from Planet’s products into new models and toolkits for the industry,” said Jim Thomason, Planet’s VP of Imagery Products.

Leaf customers can now access our PlanetScope data, dating back to 2015, which provides daily images of each location at approximately 3 meter resolution. This historical archive is automatically integrated into Leaf’s infrastructure, enabling users to gain unique information regarding agricultural trends over time, like environmental and seasonal change or documentation of regenerative practices. New daily images are then also populated each day, giving near real-time insights into the health and productivity of agricultural fields. 

“Our goal is to empower developers to build a food and agricultural system that benefits our health, environment, and agricultural economy. We are thrilled to now offer Planet’s data via our API as their PlanetScope daily imaging product could allow for better monitoring of sustainable projects and reveal changing seasonal trends for farmers and agronomists,” said Leaf CEO and co-founder Bailey Stockdale.

To access our data, users can use an existing Planet account or subscribe to Planet imagery directly with Leaf. Leaf provides our imagery to developers in an analysis-ready format by processing the data and cropping and color correcting RGB and NDVI images of requested agricultural fields. Leaf’s single API is also compatible with Sentinel-2 and Landsat, enabling developers to have multiple Earth observation data streams when building their products.

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