Changelog

  • May 01 2018

    basemaps-api, explorer, imagery

    Imagery Products

    Basemaps and Mosaics

    • Use of a new filter to reduce over-saturated scenes.
    • Improved water color target to avoid coastline artifacts.
    • WMTS basemaps service now provides a latest layer that points to the most recently available timelapse.

    Planet Explorer

    • You must now have a Planet account in order to use Planet Explorer.

  • April 01 2018

    basemaps-api, data-api, imagery

    Planet API

    • The Clips API has been deprecated - we will no longer be supporting the standalone Clip and Ship service.
    • Bug Fix - Saved search email notification have been reenabled.

    Basemaps and Mosaics

    • March monthly mosaic released.
    • Desert region boundaries smoothing, decreasing visible sharp lines.
    • White balance adjusted to produce deserts with more contrast.
    • Updated snowline and color target to better represent snowy regions.
    • De-weighting of RapidEye within snowline to avoid patches.

  • March 01 2018

    basemaps-api

    Basemaps and Mosaics

    • February monthly mosaic released.
    • Desert and snow regions produced with region specific color balancing.

  • February 01 2018

    basemaps-api, data-api, imagery

    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.

  • January 11 2018

    orders-api

    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