Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Charting Karst Topography in the Black Hills Region of South Dakota and Wyoming

Straddling the South Dakota-Wyoming border, the Black Hills region is characterized by karst features—caves, sinkholes and other landforms created as water erodes dolomite and limestone deposits. Given the importance of water in creating karst formations, climate change has the potential…...


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SkySat-3 Demonstrates Asteroid Imaging

The proliferation of small satellites may make it easier to track near-Earth objects—asteroids and other potentially hazardous objects that could impact our Planet. In collaboration with Planet, Chengxing Zhai and team utilized SkySat-3 to demonstrate imaging of the main belt asteroid, 889…

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Structure-from-motion with SkySat Video

Unique among commercial sensors, the SkySats are capable of full-motion, panchromatic video from space. Ramon Arrowsmith, professor of Geology at Arizona State University decomposed one SkySat video to produce 3D models. As Ramon notes in his Active Tectonics Blog, SkySat…

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Stanford Students Deploy Deep Learning with Planet Imagery

As Planet's Education and Research Community continues to grow, students are increasingly working with Planet imagery in college courses. At Stanford University, several students recently utilized Planet imagery in Computer Science 230: Deep Learning. Ian Avery Bick, Dennis Wang and…

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Extreme Flow Velocities and Formation of a Dammed Lake

Jakob Steiner and team use digital elevation models and Landsat imagery in combination with high resolution Planet data to quantify surface elevation changes and flow velocities during a glacial surge of the Khurdopin Glacier. They conclude that the high frequency of Planet imagery is useful to capture peak surge velocities that are […]

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Insights into Vegetation Dynamics and Terrestrial Evaporation

Planet’s constellation of satellites, with daily revisit rates and sub 5 m resolution, provides the ability to overcome the usual spatiotemporal restrictions associated with traditional remote sensing. Matt McCabe and team explore the suitability of Planet imagery for an array of retrieval opportunities pertinent to hydrology, including leaf area index (LAI) and […]

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Photometric Reconstruction through a Flock of Dove Cubesats

While Planet’s constellation of satellites currently operates in sun-synchronous orbit, the first generations of Doves were deployed out of the International Space Station (ISS) and therefore do not obey such an orbit. Their configuration in the ISS orbit samples at different local times within the mid-latitudes, and consequently, it is in theory […]

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Mapping Winter Cropped Area of Smallholder Farms

Fine-scale agricultural statistics are important tools for understanding trends in food production, especially in smallholder systems where heterogeneity in production is common. Satellite data is a key component to collecting these statistics for smallholder systems, though not without challenges such as complex sub-pixel heterogeneity, little to no available calibration data, and high […]

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Military Base-building Destroys Coral Reefs in the South China Sea

In late 2016, Greg Asner, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, led a field survey of the spectacularly diverse Spratly Islands archipelago. The mission combined in-water diving and photography with Planet’s Dove data in order to map coral reefs and assess the damage they face from military base expansion. Greg described the […]

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