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Planet Explore 2023: From Transparency To Action
Explore 23 is approaching! Earth observation data can provide transparency and clarity to help you understand the challenges facing your organization today, but it’s not enough. It’s about using data to drive action. Join industry leaders, peers, and the Planet team at this year’s Explore event on April 12-13th in Washington, D.C.Check out the attached flyer to learn more about the conference!
Planet Explore 2023
Join us at this year’s Explore event on April 12-13th in Washington, D.C. to build partnerships with industry leaders and colleagues from around the world, engage with Planeteers to maximize your investment and plan future initiatives, and hear how Planet customers use satellite data to drive measurable change. Check out this flyer to see more featured speakers!
Planet Explore 2023
Registration is now open for Explore 2023, our two-day conference in Washington D.C., April 12-13! Join your peers and Earth observation leaders to:See how Planet customers are using satellite data to drive measurable change Network with industry leaders and colleagues from around the world Be among the first to learn about upcoming Planet product offeringsRegister today! Check out this event for more information!
🔭 In case you missed it - March 2023 🔭
March has ended and April has already begun! If you have missed the latest news & social media posts from Planet in March, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Make sure that you follow our social media accounts to see all the exciting news coming in the future. We want to take a moment to show you some highlights from the last month!Social Media Linkedin Happy Women’s History Month! Planet celebrated International Women’s Day all week long in March. See one of the featured Planeteers here and don’t forget to check out others!TwitterLook at this satellite imagery showing near record level snowpack in California! Additionally, don’t forget to check our tweets on #ScienceWednesday! You can find interesting scientific stories as well as how Planet data is used in different cases. InstagramSee the amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico in one of the Instagram posts published this month. Image from hereIn the News 📰Washington Post: Hundreds massacred in Ethiopia even as peace deal was being
🎉 2 FREE TICKETS TO EXPLORE 2023 🎉
We are having a 🎟️ sweepstakes 🎟️ to give away 2 tickets 🎫 🎫 to Planet Explore 2023!To enter, simply comment on which of the following Planet Stories is your favorite:Harvest Time in the Canadian Prairies 🚜Menindee Lake 🐟Super Bowl Prep! 🏈Lake Isabella 🌊📩 Sweepstakes open on March 15, 2023, 9:00 AM (PST)❌ Sweepstakes end on March 31, 2023, 8:59 AM (PST)Important: You will be responsible for your travel and lodging. Please do not enter if you are unable to attend.A complete list of sweepstakes rules is available in Official Rules.
Beginner Help: Converting to Surface Temperature
Hi all, I am a PhD student hoping to use Planet data in one of my projects. While I have used ArcGIS in the past, I have not worked with satellite-based data before, so a lot of the terminology and data are new to me. Given that, please forgive me for what is likely a very basic set of questions. I am interested in determining the surface temperature of various lakes over time. Currently, it is my understanding that I should be able to download surface reflectance images and then convert these to surface temperature. I have found a tutorial on how to do that with Landsat imagery, but I am working with small alpine lakes, and would, thus, like to work with the imagery that Planet has to offer for improved resolution and temporal replication. At this stage, I find that I am struggling a bit with even knowing what to ‘google’ for help, so any advice or pointers in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. How should I decide which satellites to use (e.g., Dove R, Super Dove,
International Women's Day Spotlight
1.Could you please briefly introduce yourself?I am Dr. Flávia and started my career in 2007 at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil. From this moment on, I am giving my best to accomplish and impact the geospatial sector in many ways. I learned and added value in important projects and initiatives in the field of environmental protection and climate change in tropical biomes, mainly in the Amazon and Savanna, such as the Soy Moratorium. Nowadays, I am a Program Manager of Forest and Land Use at Planet. My main experience lies in managing projects, products and programs in forestry (carbon/REDD+) and land use change using optical and SAR data.I am also an active member of initiatives such as Ladies of Landsat (Lead Organizer), Women in Copernicus, RSATE (Remote Sensing for Tropical Ecosystems) that work towards a more inclusive and diverse environment in the geospatial sector. Through my large network of contacts, I connect companies and institutions in Europe with local
Mosaic operation - 3 images to mosaic
Hi Planet’ers ! I have a quick question concerning mosaics in ArcGIS Pro that I’m trying to build with planet data. So, I have 3 beautiful separated planet images Here is how they look all togetherNow I want to mosaic them But the mosaic gives me something like this, not a harmonized image… and the colors are very distorted...I followed the Planet ArcGIS guide https://university.planet.com/planet-integrations-arcgis-pro-workflow/1244865 and used Max it didnt work, then I used Blend, then Last, same with every single Operation , nothing worked….Hope someone can help me ! (or even the support team :) thanks !)Kind regards from Belgium !
Only three bands valid for Planet Basemaps "global_monthly_yyyy_mm_mosaic"
Hi,I have a problem with the NIR band when I used the product "global_monthly_yyyy_mm_mosaic". It seems like it has four bands (RGB+NIR) band but the NIR contains only the value 255. I am not sure this is a technical issue or this product only has three bands available.Thanks for your help!
Non consistent surface reflectance values
Hello everyone, I am using PlanetScope Scene images already corrected in surface reflectance (Dove Classic) to assess the temporal changes of the vegetation cover on a specific site. As the site is about 30 km long, I need to use several tiles to cover the whole area. I have recently noticed that the reflectance values of the pixels of two overlapping images are quite different (even if the images were taken by the same satelitte, at the same time).Do somebody know why do I oberve this ? If yes, do somebody know how can I solve and obtain consistant surface reflectance values between overlapping tiles ? I thank you in advance for your answers, Léo
Planet Community is celebrating Women’s History Month!
Women’s History Month is celebrated annually in March. So naturally that will be March’s theme in Planet community as and we want to recognize women empowerment in STEM.See this page for more information about Women’s History Month.This month, we are going to share inspirational stories of women as well as use cases and more. Get involved by sharing your own stories, posting about women or reply to others’ posts to get a special badge!Happy Women’s History Month!
🔭 In case you missed it - February 2023 🔭
February has ended and March has already begun! If you have missed the latest news & social media posts from Planet in February, don’t worry we’ve got you covered! Make sure that you follow our social media accounts to see all the exciting news coming in the future. We want to take a moment to show you some highlights from the last month! Social MediaLinkedin On February 2nd, Planet posted about February being Black History Month by posting a photo of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture from space. See the post here. TwitterCheck out the satellite imagery showing the set up for Super Bowl LVII tweeted on Feb 11th. Additionally, don’t forget to check our tweets on #ScienceWednesday! You can find interesting scientific stories as well as how Planet data is used in different cases. InstagramPlanet satellites caught some of the tallest mountains in the world! See the post here. In the News New York Times: What the Earthquake Destroyed in the Heart of
Planet Explore 2023
Registration is open for Explore 2023, our two-day conference in Washington D.C., April 12-13!Speakers are being announced weekly like Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President of Microsoft.Join industry innovators and Earth observation leaders to:See how Planet customers are using satellite data to drive measurable change Network with industry leaders and colleagues from around the world Be among the first to learn about upcoming Planet product offeringsRegister today!Check out this event for more information!
Missing metadata and problems with the tool Apparent Reflectance
Hello,I'm a college student and not very proficient in using ArcGis Pro and Planet Imagery.I would need advice on the Apparent Reflectance tool. I'm working with images from the PlanetScope satellite and I don't know where the problem is, but I don't see the metadata of the images. It's rejecting my data format. So I opened the metadata in a normal browser. To create I need Radiance Gain and Radinace Bias for each band. I'm not sure, but isn't it Radiometric Scale Factor and Reflectance Coefficient in the source current? Next I need the Sun Elevation, so I assume that is the same as the Illumination Elevation Angle? And I also know the Scale Factor and Offset, because it results from the number of bits in the image.So I tried to use these values to create. But it told me that the Acquisition Date is missing, probably because I don't have the metadata uploaded there. So now I don't know what to do with it, because I have nowhere to write the Acquisition Date.I will be grateful for any a
Planet’s Response To Earthquakes In Turkey And Syria
We are heartbroken by the tragedy in Turkey and Syria, and Planet remains committed to assisting with the ongoing disaster response by providing data to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters, which makes our imagery available to the public, media, volunteers, humanitarian organizations, and other coordinating bodies during select disaster events.Planet has been working with Microsoft AI for Good Lab and partners from academia, governments and other satellite providers to produce a building damage assessment to assist in the response efforts from Turkey’s Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD). After the earthquake in Turkey on February 6th, the team began to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) methods and high-resolution satellite imagery from the first three days of the disaster to assess the extent of damage to buildings.Read this blogpost on Planet Pulse for more information and see the report.
Planet Partner: Santiago & Cintra Consultoria (SCCON) Geospatial
What is Santiago & Cintra Consultoria (SCCON) Geospatial?Brazilian company SCCON is a leading solutions provider to the geospatial industry. They are a technology-centric company that provides scalable analytical solutions using Planet’s daily images to monitor change and deliver results that help clients achieve their Sustainable Development Goals. The SCCON platform automates processes, analyses and methodologies to deliver, through an API, dynamic alerts to users in environment, agriculture, forestry, public safety, energy, supply chain monitoring, risk analysis and environmental social governance (ESG). Santiago & Cintra Consultoria (SCCON) Geospatial as a Planet PartnerAs part of the Planet Orbit Certification Program, SCCON will provide Planet customers with a robust solution to scale globally using its platform to better monitor tropical forests, deforestation, degradation and illegal mining. ...If you are interested in connecting with a Planet partner who has deep exper
📸 Cool Weekly Imagery: Kyrgyzstan 📸
New homepage banner image:This image was taken of mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan and are home to radioactive dumps. This is the product of former Soviet uranium tailing mines. Today the region is labeled as one of the world’s critically polluted areas.https://www.planet.com/gallery/#!/post/kyrgyzstan-mountains
Làm người đại diện Planet ở châu á
Tôi đã sử dụng ảnh vệ tinh planet được gần 5 năm, quá trình sử dụng tôi rất hài lòng chất lượng dịch vụ của các bạn. Tôi muốn được cùng cộng tác viên làm người đại diện của các bạn ở khu vực châu á, để chia sẻ các nội dung tiện ích cho mọi người cùng sử dụng hữu ích!
Question with azimuth angle of PlaneScope data
Hello,I just want to know the satellite azimuth information for PS2.SD L1B images which I downloaded.I found that there are two types of metadata: GeoJSON metadata and General XML metadata.And the definitions of the "satellite_azimuth" in GeoJSON metadata and "azimuthAngle" in General XML metadata are quite different. In case of "azimuthAngle" in General XML metadata, "azimuthAngle" means "The angle from true north at the image to the scan (line) direction at image center, in clockwise positive degrees" from the PLANETSCOPE PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS document.The "orbitDirection" of my PS2.SD L1B image is "DESCENDING" so I thought the scan (line) direction must be equal to a direction like following figure in consideration of how PS2.SD image composite were made.However, I found that "azimuthAngle" is 1.203555e+01 in General XML metadata and it doesn't make sense because I think “azimuthAngle” must be at least over 90º.So, I want to know what I missed...Thanks. (I used ‘20190408_015325_76_
My last Saturday post regarding issue with scene donwload calcualtion
Hi all,In my last Saturday post I said I couldn’t understand why in a day my quota moved from 12% to 70% when effectively I have downloaded only 1 image. I have discovered later in the evening the reason.Because I was learning and understanding how to build a request block, in the last modification I have forgot to insert the “tools” block sand this mean I have downloaded 2 full strips of images.At the same time I have discovered that once the request is processed, the images can be downloaded already from the web page ( another thing I learned).I have 2 questions to ask:is the bundle information always required when creating an order? when I have multiple images in the same days and added to create a composed one, the km2 are calculated for single images or the composite one? This will help me to figure it out how many images i can use per vegetative cycle per year - I have to cover 5 yearsThanks and apologies if my previous message made some messRegards,Davide
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