Planet Explorer is an online tool used to search and analyze geospatial imagery, allowing you to see change across the planet over time. You can use Planet Explorer to search through an imagery catalog and either download full-resolution images or stream images and analyze them in the browser.

Planet Explorer includes imagery from Planet’s catalogue (PlanetScope, SkySat and RapidEye) as well as public imagery from Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8. Planet’s imagery is available at multiple cadences, ranging from daily scenes to weekly, monthly and quarterly basemaps.

Features Overview

  1. Search for Imagery: You can search for imagery by typing in a location, uploading a geo file, drawing an area of interest on the map, or clicking on the timeline.

  2. View Imagery: You can view and filter imagery search results in a panel, and select individual results for a map view.

  3. Analyze Imagery: You can analyze imagery by taking measurements on the map, comparing images side by side, and applying indices and visualizations.

  4. Purchase Basemaps Online: You can purchase a license to stream basemaps, online with a credit card.

  5. Download Imagery: You can download imagery by ordering directly from the app or by sourcing cURL requests for specific scene IDs if you prefer the API.

  6. Manage Preferences: You can manage preferences related to coordinate and measurement systems in the left hand navigation.

  7. Manage Account: You can manage your usage and organizations in your Account Page.

  8. Get Help: You can read about new features, take a tour, access the Help Center and the user guide at any time.

  9. Try Beta Features: You can try new, experimental features before they are released.

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