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Analyzing Urban Populations from Space with Planet Basemaps

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Image above: PlanetScope image of Medellin, Columbia taken August 8, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. The human population on Earth has been growing at unprecedented rates, and alongside this growth, we have witnessed mass migrations to urban locations. Tracking population changes in these urban environments is critical for […]

PlanetScope Data and Deep Learning Models Detect Invasive Plant Species

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Image above: PlanetScope image over Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota captured September 8, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Invasive species can cause devastation to ecosystems and significant economic damage to industries, such as agriculture. Effective management is necessary to stop these species from wreaking havoc across landscapes, […]

Using PlanetScope to Map Snowmelt In Alpine Ecosystems

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Image above: PlanetScope image of snowcapped Upper Gunnison Mountains, Colorado taken December 4, 2021. © 2021, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Alpine regions are some of the most sensitive systems to climate change. In the mountainous ecosystems of the western United States, for example, even small changes in temperature cause significant […]

Potential for PlanetScope Data to Aid Oil Response Monitoring

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Image above: Site of the Taylor oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico taken April 25, 2018. © 2018, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. Oil spills around the world have caused some of the worst environmental damage to marine environments, and these coastal ecosystems are hard to monitor due to their […]

PlanetScope Data Lends Insights into the Ancient Cryosphere of Mars

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Image above: PlanetScope image of glacial rock scouring on Devon Island, Canada, a research study site, taken August 28, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved. So, how do scientists researching Mars get a sense of the climatic history of our next door neighbor? Well, they actually use a significant […]

Planet Images and Artificial Intelligence Used to Detect Coca Paste Production Sites, Supporting Surveillance Strategies Against Drug Trafficking

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PlanetScope image above showing border between Colombia and Venezuela taken on January 31, 2022. © 2022, Planet Labs PBC. All Rights Reserved.  Authorities across the Latin American region are working to strengthen intervention strategies against drug trafficking. However, there are significant challenges to tracking these illegal supply chains, including the monitoring of […]

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