land use Blog Posts

Planet-led RapidAI4EO Consortium Releases One of the Largest Earth Observation Training Datasets for Machine Learning Applications 


In January of 2021, Planet set out to lead the RapidAI4EO consortium to advance state-of-the-art, continuous land monitoring applications throughout Europe. The initiative was awarded a competitive grant under the Horizon 2020 program to develop improved AI processes and provide critical training data for higher frequency updates of land use land cover. […]

Using Satellite Data to Spot Early Signs of Unauthorized Government Land Use and Encroachment in India


Bhubaneswar is one of the fastest-growing cities in India, witnessing land-use changes on a daily basis. As a developing city, encroachments pose a threat to the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (wetlands, water bodies, forests, and more) that are vital to the long-term preservation of biological diversity and other natural resources. Moreover, […]

Land Cover and Land Use: Driving Solutions with Planet Data


Sustainably managing land cover and land use is critical to meeting climate, sustainable development and food security goals around the world. Fortunately, advances in Earth observation and geospatial analysis technologies are helping us do just that. Take agricultural commodities production, for example. In 2012, Global Consumer Goods corporations signed the global New […]