Feb 2018

Planet API

  • Quick search API - Added strict parameter to strictly remove false positives from geo intersection.
  • Mosaics API - Added name__is and name__contains search parameters.
  • Developer's Center - Release of comprehensive API docs.
  • Quick Search API - Search performance improvements.
  • Data API - Reduction of rate limits on certain endpoints.

Imagery Products

Basemaps and Mosaics

  • Added 4 Band Surface Reflectance Basemap.
  • January monthly mosaic released.
  • Adjusted color curve to avoid black scenes.
  • Adjusted color balance to enhance contrast in deserts and reducing blockiness of snow.
  • Improved WTMS support for base maps with different max zoom levels.
  • Improved API performance when listing many quads.

Jan 11 2018

This is a major release. We have switched to a new API endpoint and have changed API syntax. Refer to the API docs for more information.

In summary, here is what has changed:

  • Switched to Product Bundles
  • Introducing Raster Toolkit with 8 tools:
  • Clip Crops the raw imagery to desired boundaries
  • TOAR Convert radiance to top of atmospheric (TOR) imagery
  • Tile Tiles images to desired specification
  • Composite Merge multiples images into a single image
  • Reproject Converts coordinate projection system
  • Band Math Perform arbitrary band math to create outputs like NDVI
  • Image co-registration Aligns multiple images within few pixels over a same geographical area
  • Zip per product bundle or entire results in a single zip file.
  • Improved error messages

Dec 2017

Planet Explorer

  • Added new status bar with many new features.
  • Added new measurement tools, allowing you to interactively measure line and area features.
  • Added new bearing tool, allowing you to find distance/direction between two points.
  • Added New settings panel, allowing you to configure the units and positions.
  • Add new ground control option, allowing you toggle ground locked imagery.

Planet API

  • Data API - Added SkySatScene items to the Data API.

Oct 2017

Planet Explorer

  • All SkySat imagery and products are now available in Planet Explorer.

Imagery Products

  • Added surface reflectance (analytic_sr asset type) asset to the PlanetScope item type.

Sept 2017

  • Data API - Added orthorectified SkySat items to the Data API.