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satellite imagery Blog Posts

Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

News

Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide. Combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence (AI), along with weather, climate, population, and infrastructure data, and supported through […]

Planet Analytic Feeds No Longer in Beta, Achieve Global Scale

News

Today, Planet Analytic Feeds are moving out of beta, and our three flagship Analytic Feeds—Road Detection, Building Detection, and Vessel Detection—can now scale globally and are offered off-the-shelf. This means that customers can leverage these feeds on top of Planet imagery products and get automated road, building, and vessel detections over their […]

Planet Experts Discuss Future of Analysis Ready Data at 2019 ARD Workshop

Tech

Last week Planet engineers helped organize the Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Research Workshop in Menlo Park, California, an event where great minds met to tackle the burning topic of how to make ARD operational in 2019. The event’s purpose was to educate and create collaborations across various industries, including data analytics providers, […]

Introducing Next-Generation PlanetScope Imagery

News

We gave you a sneak peek at our next-generation Dove satellites earlier this year when we released “first light” images. Now we’re happy to formally introduce our Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in Planet’s commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. Next-Generation PlanetScope brings enhancements to PlanetScope […]

Tanker Seizures, the 737 MAX Stack Up, and North Korea’s Submarines

News

Planet has been doing its usual rotation through the news this past July as our imagery has continued to inform journalists in their investigative reporting. Here are some of the biggest recent stories that used data from space to break news. Maritime Mystery-Solving Recently, two oil tankers were seized by Iranian naval […]

How Satellite Imagery Can Help Predict Volcanic Eruptions

Tech

Recently, the Ubinas volcano erupted in Peru, leading to the evacuation of thousands due to explosions and ash. And earlier this month, the Stromboli eruption killed one hiker and caused vegetation to catch fire. Both instances are a sobering reminder that volcanic activity can wreak havoc on surrounding areas. But while it’s […]

More Freedom to Explore with New Planet Basemaps

News

In keeping with our mission to help you see change and make better decisions, today we are excited to unveil the new Planet Basemaps! Since we introduced Planet Basemaps, customers have valued the ability to update maps and visualize broad areas with high resolution imagery. As the world moves faster, with landscapes […]

Agtech Startups Continue to Scale Globally with Planet Imagery

Tech

The key to a startup’s success is growth. To achieve that, you need a foundation that is scalable. Planet’s constellation of Earth-observation satellites is imaging the entire Earth every day, unlocking unlimited potential and providing the needed foundation for agricultural technology (agtech) startups. The agtech sector is showing continued momentum in 2019, […]

Civil Government Expands Investment in High Frequency Satellite Imagery

News

Effective governance requires good data. Local governments are spending billions to upgrade their technology infrastructure, ranging from smart cities initiatives to data migration to the cloud. At the same time, budgets are constrained and expenditures need to be justified by demonstrating clear value. Planet satellite imagery is proving to be a cost-effective […]

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