July 13, 2020

Planet Explorer updates:

New ✨

  • New Explorer UI that brings a better user experience with relocated tools.
  • Color Enhance for basemaps
    • Auto Enhance, Snow, and Desert modes
    • Custom enhancement via brightness, contrast, and saturation controls
  • Additional Spectral Indices have been promoted from a Lab to the tool
    • NDWI (using NIR), MTVI2, VARI, MSAVI2
  • You no longer need to draw an AOI to compare two basemaps

July 1, 2020

New ✨

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • GeoJSON files that only have a geometry defined, without a Feature Collection definition now work as expected.
  • Our Welcome dialog was causing some confusion as it alluded to our trial regardless of account status, we've made some updates!

June 4, 2020

New ✨

  • Additional visualization indexes (e.g. NDWI) are now available through a Lab.

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • Explorer's User Guide is now available from our Help Menu.
  • The analytic_sr bundle and its assets is now available to order for PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile items

May 20, 2020

New (ish) ✨

  • Orders v2 is now the sole provider of orders in Explorer for all users.
    • As announced last week, only those users that are part of the Beta Clipping + Raster Ops Program will have the ability to clip via the UI. For help with this please reach out in #product-support as it is not managed by Explorer.

Deprecation ☠️

  • With the release of Orders v2 in Explorer comes the deprecation of the Orders v0 UI
    • All orders previously made with orders v0 can be accessed via the account page for download and/or the API

May 14, 2020

New ✨

  • We heard that you missed the Satellite layer when viewing imagery. We now have an option to turn it on!
    • We’ve added a new menu that allows you to toggle a Satellite view as well as the Street labels.

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • The Filters panel has gotten a face-lift, amongst other improvements
    • There are new grouped categories and they can be collapsed so that it is easier to navigate and see just what you want or need.
    • The sliders now have a way to enter the values via a text field
    • The instrument filter now uses checkboxes, so that it is easier to select more than one instrument at a time.
    • You can reset the filters to the default values by clicking “Clear All”
    • In order to apply the filters you must click on “Apply Filters”