Changelog

May 29 2020

Data API supports a new filter option: UpdateFilter. This filter can be used to filter items by changes to a specified metadata field value made after a specified date. It allows users to identify items which may have been republished with quality improvements or fixes, enabling them to keep internal catalogs up-to-date and make more informed redownload decisions. You can read more on this filter type here: https://developers.planet.com/docs/data/searches-filtering/#updatefilter

May 20 2020

New (ish) ✨

  • Orders v2 is now the sole provider of orders in Explorer for all users.
    • As announced last week, only those users that are part of the Beta Clipping + Raster Ops Program will have the ability to clip via the UI. For help with this please reach out in #product-support as it is not managed by Explorer.

Deprecation ☠️

  • With the release of Orders v2 in Explorer comes the deprecation of the Orders v0 UI
    • All orders previously made with orders v0 can be accessed via the account page for download and/or the API

May 19 2020

Planet is improving its algorithm for calculating Surface Reflectance in PlanetScope and RapidEye products. Planet is also now producing analytic_sr assets under the existing PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile item types.

The new Surface Reflectance algorithm should help reduce scene-to-scene difference due to rapidly varying atmospheric conditions. Reference the updated white paper on the support page: https://support.planet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012629573-Planet-Surface-Reflectance-Product

The new analytic_sr assets are available under the existing PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile items listed in the Dev Center: https://developers.planet.com/docs/data/items-assets/

May 15 2020

May 14 2020

New ✨

  • We heard that you missed the Satellite layer when viewing imagery. We now have an option to turn it on!
    • We’ve added a new menu that allows you to toggle a Satellite view as well as the Street labels.

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • The Filters panel has gotten a face-lift, amongst other improvements
    • There are new grouped categories and they can be collapsed so that it is easier to navigate and see just what you want or need.
    • The sliders now have a way to enter the values via a text field
    • The instrument filter now uses checkboxes, so that it is easier to select more than one instrument at a time.
    • You can reset the filters to the default values by clicking “Clear All”
    • In order to apply the filters you must click on “Apply Filters”