October 06, 2022

Draw and Measurement Tool Improvements 🙌🏻

There are improvements to the draw and measurement tools in Planet Explorer. By default, you can view the size of your area of interest. You can also edit and download each drawn geometry, including the area of interest and the measurements.

The orders steps are consolidated and you can now choose between "Direct Download" or "Hosted Data" on the first step of the dialog.

October 3, 2022

New ✨

Orders API now supports Planet Basemaps

With the Orders API, users can now apply raster tools like clip, bandmath, reproject, and merge to Planet Basemaps, and have them delivered along side with sourcetrace and UDM2 metadata to Planet’s support cloud storage locations.

Customers who have a plan that enables access to Planet Basemaps can take advantage of this new feature. NICFI Basemaps can only be ordered from the Orders API by those with Level 2 NICFI access.

Read more about Ordering Basemaps.

September 29, 2022

Planet API

  • Quick search API - Removed unimplemented strict parameter from public documentation.

September 29, 2022

Tasking Dashboard Updates

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • An improved export function provides the ability to download the current filter or table as either CSV or GeoJSON files. We now use the filter name for the file. Previously the export function used the current timestamp as the filename.

For example, If you save a filter as "Orders in Mexico," the download is "Orders in Mexico.csv." If you use a pre-defined filter such as "All Orders" the filter name is used.

Note: Special characters that are not allowed in a filename are replaced with an exclamation mark (!). Special characters include slashes (\ and /) and periods (.).

  • You can now select all columns at once using the Column Picker.

September 22, 2022

New Releases of the Planet Add-ins for ArcGIS Pro

Planet Add-in 3.0 and 2.2.1 both provide an indicator that shows the size of the area-of-interest (AOI) used to search for imagery and Basemap quads.

Planet Add-in Version 3.0

  • Planet Add-in 3.0 for ArcGIS is the first version of the add-in that is compatible with ArcGIS Pro 3.x.
  • Planet Add-in 3.0 provides the ability to download imagery with STAC metadata. STAC metadata is more compatible with ArcGIS and similar applications.

Planet Add-in Version 2.2.1

Version 2.2.1 is the final version of the add-in compatible with ArcGIS Pro 2.x.