Changelog (Archived)


April 4, 2024

NEW: Change in Product Release Announcements

Planet is announcing an important change in our communication strategy regarding product releases. We have decided to deprecate the practice of announcing product updates in the Planet Changelog. Instead, we will be moving our product release announcements to the Planet Community site.

Effective immediately, all product release announcements will be posted on our community site at Planet Product Announcements.

This change enables us to streamline our communication process and also provide a central hub for product updates. By consolidating all release information in the Planet Community site, you will have access to the most up-to-date information, and can collaborate and discuss among our community members.

We look forward to your feedback in the Planet Community forum!

December 12, 2023

✨ Product Update: Planetary Variables in Sentinel Hub ✨

New datasets are available in Sentinel Hub for Land Surface Temperature, Soil Water Content, Crop Biomass, and Forest Carbon.

Planetary Variables and Sentinel Hub

Planetary Variables are now a supported data layer in Sentinel Hub. You can order Planetary Variables with the Sentinel Hub Third Party Data Import API to be delivered to your Sentinel Hub collections to benefit from all the analysis and streaming capabilities of the Sentinel Hub APIs.

You provide an area of interest, time of interest, and specific Planetary Variable and the data that matches the criteria is delivered to a specified Sentinel Hub collection.

More Information about Planetary Variables in Sentinel Hub

Refer to the Third Party Data Import API and the Sentinel Hub datasets blog documentation for more information.

December 1, 2023

✨ Update to Planet Basemaps ✨

Planet implemented an improved normalization approach for surface reflectance basemaps that use Sentinel-2 as a normalization target.

The entire Sentinel-2 imagery catalog between 2017 and 2023 is processeed using the Framework for Operational Radiometric Correction for Environmental monitoring (FORCE) method then created monthly-cadence, multi-year composites by estimating the 30th percentile for each pixel location using only cloud-free data.

November 29, 2023

New Cloud Mask Launched ✨

  • Planet introduces a new Cloud Mask, UDM2.1, which significantly improves upon the accuracy of the previous mask, UDM2.0. For full details, see our updated developer center page.

November 03 2023

Tasking Dashboard Updates

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • The dashboard now offers global setting for satellite / vector basemap. Users can configure map preference now in setting panel.