May 01 2018

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.

October 01 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.

April 01 2017

Planet API

  • Data API - Added ground_control to field PSScene3Band, PSScene4Band, PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile item meta.
  • Data API - Added width parameter to item thumbnail endpoint.
  • Data API - Added thumbnail to the links array in item responses.
  • Data API - Python API client and command-line interface tools have been released for users developing applications in Python.
  • Data API - JavaScript API client has been released for users developing applications in JavaScript.
  • Mosaics API - Planet Basemaps are now available as a stand-alone XYZ Web Service.

Imagery Products

  • Added visual asset to the Sentinel2L1C item type.
  • Full monthly basemaps now available.

Planet Explorer

  • Added basemap compare tool, allowing you to compare two timelapse mosaics side-by-side.

March 01 2017

Planet API

  • Data API - Added quality_category field to the PlanetScope item metadata as documented in the product specification guide.
  • Data API - Increased download rate limit to 15 requests per second.

Imagery Products

  • Basemap color-balancing techniques added to improving color balancing, scene line minimization and removing artifacts due to snow and clouds.

Planet Explorer

  • Planet Explorer is open to the public!
  • Planet explorer now has improved timeline manipulations allowing users to easily step through our automated time-lapse basemaps.

January 01 2017

Planet API

  • Data API - Increased activation and download rate limit to 5 requests per second.
  • Data API - Added md5_digest field to the assets endpoint for use in tracking asset version changes and corrupted downloads.
  • Data API - Added strip_id field to the PlanetScope item metadata for use in associating items to collections.
  • Data API - Added anomalous_pixels field to the PlanetScope and RapidEye items metadata which indicates the percentage of pixels that may be problematic.

Imagery Products

  • Improved sharpening algorithms have been applied to PSScene3Band, PSOrthoTile and REOrthoTile item types.
  • Added acquisition time in UTC as TIFFTAG_DATETIME tag in PlanetScope GeoTIFF assets.

Planet Explorer

  • Planetscope 4-band scenes now available in Planet Explorer for easier access to NIR band.