Industrial Infrastructure, July 5, 2016

World Bank Blog Posts

Planet Satellites Bolster FAO’s Geospatial Toolkit

News

Putting the world’s eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL – System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring […]

How Fathom Leverages Frequent Satellite Imagery for Dynamic Flood Maps

Tech

Flooding is the most common and costliest natural disaster in the United States causing billions of dollars in damages annually. The March 2019 floods across 14 states in the Midwest are a sobering reminder. Torrential rain and overflowing rivers swept through whole cities, towns, and farmlands, wreaking major havoc for farmers and […]

Planet Hosts 150+ International Governors, State Secretaries, & Researchers at Climate.EO Event

Stories

Earth observation technologies continue to play a vital role in our understanding of global climate change. To advance these efforts and inspire deeper commitments to sustainability, Planet and Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment co-hosted Climate.EO, an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit. Held at Planet’s San Francisco headquarters, Climate.EO […]

New Project from World Bank & Planet Uses Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning to Drive Sustainable Urbanization in Tanzania

News

With more than two-thirds of the world’s population projected to live in cities by 2050, sustainable development increasingly depends on the successful management of urban growth. To that end, Planet is announcing today a groundbreaking R&D project with the World Bank to pioneer new tools to detect urban change in emerging countries, beginning […]

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