Updated on September 28, 2019


Created on September 28, 2019

Planet Monitoring

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This web application provides digital cartography from a range of spatial resolution, wavelengths, and worldwide locations.

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Product Description

Planet Monitoring offers a selection of digital cartography with a wide range of spatial and temporal resolution and a multi-band spectrum. The applications of the cartography are scoped for different applications: measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, or aiding first responders after natural disasters.

Planet Labs has 6 headquarters situated in 4 countries (Canada, Germany, Netherlands and USA).

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Manufacturing/Building Method


Intellectural Property Type

Open Source

User Provision Model

Download directly from manufacturer's website, trial version available

Distributions to Date Status


Design Specifications

The characteristics of the different digital cartography products are dependent on the selected satellites and therefore the require products (Consult the imagery products specifications). Some general details include:

  • Access 360,000 sq meters of daily imagery to monitor extensive and distributed areas of interest.
  • Analyze trends with PlanetScope and SkySat archives.
  • Monitor broad-area change and cue high resolution assets for additional detail.
  • Daily, monthly and quarterly monitoring enable the user to identify and address change in different sector.
  • Access pre-processed. analysis-ready imagery.
  • Pre-program analysis and assess change as new data become available.
Flexible Monitoring Options: PlanetScope and SkySat Monitoring satellite images available, and can be tailored:
  • 3 meter resolution
  • RGB and NIR bands
  • Archive available since 2009
  • Maritime monitoring also available
  • Image anywhere, up to twice-daily
  • 72 cm resolution
  • RGB, NIR, and Pan bands
  • Archive available since 2014

Technical Support

Replacement Components




Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Supporting economical and humanitarian activities in diverse areas, including agriculture, defense, energy, insurance, and maritime.

Vetted Performance Status

(Product specifications) PlanetScope: 3 m resolution SkySat Monitoring : 72 cm resolution



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Academic Research and References

Clough, C., Nair, R., Manso, J.M., George, M. and Erinjippurath, G., 2019, Planetary Scale Monitoring of Urban Growth in High Flood Risk Areas, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning, Long Beach, California, PMLR 97.

Boshuizen, C.R., Mason, J., Klupar, P. and Spanhake, S., 2014, Results from the Planet Labs Flock Constellation, Planet Labs Inc., 28th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites.

Nag, S., Rios, J.L.,2015, Gerhardt., D. and Pham, C., CubeSat Constellation Design for Air Traffic Monitoring, Acta Astronautica, 128, pp. 180-193.

Butler, D., 2014, Many Eyes on Earth, In Focus News, Earth Science, ed. Macmillan Publishers Limited.

Hand, E., 2015, Startup Liftoff, Science, J Sci, AAAS, 348(6231).

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