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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, […]

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with These Stellar Moon Shots

Stories

This Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, when Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind” on the lunar surface. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined Armstrong to plant the U.S. flag, collect rocks and dust, and observe the moon with […]

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 […]

Planet Integrates Tools with Pioneering GIS Company Esri

events

At the Esri User Conference, Planet CEO Will Marshall just announced Planet’s release of the ArcGIS Pro desktop plug-in for Esri, a GIS global market leader with a suite of tools often used by Planet customers. The plug-in, referred to as an “add-in” by Esri, will allow customers to easily access, view […]

How Flood Mapping from Space Protects the Vulnerable and Can Save Lives

News

In late 2017, in the town of Impfondo in the Republic of the Congo (RoC), five thousand people were victims of a major flood. Tragically, as is often the case in the world’s under-resourced communities, the Congolese government lacked sufficient resources to detect and monitor such an event, and a full three […]

National Reconnaissance Office Signs Contract with Planet Federal

News

Planet Labs Federal Inc. (Planet Federal), a wholly owned subsidiary of Planet Labs Inc. (Planet) today announced that they have signed a contract with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a member of the United States Intelligence Community and an agency of the United States Department of Defense. Planet established Planet Federal in […]

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