"Deprecated" means we intend to remove the feature or capability from a future release. The feature or capability will continue to work and is fully supported until it is officially removed. This deprecation notification can span a few months or years. After removal, the feature or capability will no longer work. This notice is to allow you sufficient time to plan and update your code before the feature or capability is removed.
Previous generation of Doves (instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) imaging turned off
On March 1, 2022 Planet released the next generation of Planet Scope images that consist of near daily 8-band imagery. Planet has been maintaining near-daily 8-band coverage coverage since August, 2021. With the recent successful launch of 44 8-band Doves, Planet has made the decision to turn off imaging with the previous generation of Doves (Instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) that only consists of 4-Bands (RGBNIR). The goal is to optimize for 8-band coverage and allocate all available ground station resources to improve publication time of 8-band imagery.
For more information on PlanetScope constellation and sensors, see PlanetScope documentation.
For an overview of PlanetScope sensors, see Understanding PlanetScope Instruments.
We have a new way for you to share your Explorer session with others. The days of long URLs are over! You will notice that we no longer update the URL as you take different actions in the application or as data loads. We have added a way to generate a share link via a new "Share Session" button (see screenshot), this link contains the same information as our "old" long URLs but in a more compact form.
Measurement tools now use geodesic calculations to better measure areas near the equator.
Tasking Dashboard Updates
New shortcuts are available in the capture modal view. In addition to the arrow keys, you can select the B key (for before) and the N key (for next) to move between images.
The order detail view now has a back button that links to home.
Bug Fixes 🐛
More precise active orders count warning
On rare occasions, the Dashboard did not warn if the maximum amount of allowed orders had been reached before the user opened a new order. Now, the warning correctly accounts for the current contract maximum.
In the Table View for Order Progress, the flyout menu for the order details is now resizable.
UDM and UDM2 files for SkySatScene and SkySatCollect items now set to clear for Panchromatic without Multispectral coverage
UDM and UDM2 assets for SkySatScene and SkySatCollect item types have been slightly adjusted to include data values where we have Panchromatic but no Multispectral coverage, resulting in no cloud mask information. These areas, previously marked as
nodata, are now to be marked as valid, with a cloud classification of
clear with a confidence of
1 (the lowest).