Posts tagged as satellite imagery

Improved quality satellite imagery

Planet introduced its Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in its commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. The new imagery brings enhancements to PlanetScope imagery quality and accuracy, while maintaining high coverage rates. These enhancements include richer, more vibrant colours and sharper imagery due to sensor improvements; as well as […]

Automated road, building, and vessel detection at scale

Planet’s three Analytic Feeds (Road Detection, Building Detection, and Vessel Detection) can now scale globally and are offered off-the-shelf. Customers can leverage these feeds on top of the company’s satellite imagery products to get automated road, building, and vessel detections over their areas of interest, with no custom builds required. The automated analytic tools employ […]

New ground control points refine satellite imagery precision

Airbus’ new series of ground control points (GCPs) gives centimetre level accuracy and higher points density. These highly precise 3D coordinates are automatically extracted from Airbus’ high-resolution stereo radar imagery, using a geodesy processor. GCPs are essential for accurate orthorectification of aerial, optical satellite and drone data, as well as precise localisation of ground features, […]

Artificial intelligence benefits for geospatial-focused drone businesses

Geospatial insights are in high demand and automating the feature extraction process is key to scaling up your aerial mapping services. Along with the hardware and software sectors, the drone services market is the largest segment in the commercial drone industry with the strongest expansion. According to the market research report “Global Drone Service Market […]

Competition seeks satellite solutions for sustainability goals

In 2018 Planet participated in the Copernicus Masters competition as the host of the Planet Daily Change Challenge for start-ups and others to leverage earth observation data. The company will again this year be participating in the competition and announced it ”See Change, Change the World” challenge. It will focus on the UN’s Sustainable Development […]

Unique, scientific and flexible solutions for the agriculture industry

Food security is a growing concern in Africa. Predictions show that climate change will have massive negative impacts on especially maize crops. With half of the population growth between now and 2050 being predicted in Africa we have to shift our focus to more efficient and sustainable farming. GeofarmSA, a subsidiary of geospatial solutions company […]

Open data response to cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai first made landfall in Mozambique on 14 March 2019, affecting tens of thousands of people across the country and neighbouring Malawi. The Ngangu Township in Chimanimani and the Rusitu Valley communities were the hardest hit. When crises like this occur, DigitalGlobe is committed to supporting the humanitarian community by providing critical and actionable […]

Mapping cyclone Idai floods using radar satellite imagery

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere’s worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts. Cyclone Idai swept through this part of southeast Africa over the last few […]