April 30, 2020

New ✨

  • We now have a top navigation with easier access to common help items.
    • You can find links to Planet’s Help Center, What’s New, take a contextual tour, view our Terms of Service and/or Submit Feedback.
    • All of these things used to be spread throughout the application and now have a more centralized home.
  • A cleaner base layer when an AOI is drawn to highlight the selected imagery better

Improvements 🙌🏻

  • A better way to specify the time interval of interest in the results panel
    • This used to be a dropdown, it is now a series of toggle buttons where the options are visible “up-front”
  • The filters, date filter, sort options, and saving/updating a search actions are now closer together and easier to find
    • With this change we no longer have “quick-filters”, all filters can be accessed via the “Filters” button
  • The sort menu now has a pop-up menu with the options, this is in preparation to bring more sorting options as we improve the application.
  • We’ve added an empty state message in the sidebar when a user does not have access to certain basemaps, to avoid having an empty and sad panel
  • The low resolution message is now a dismissible notification, rather than occupying space on the sidebar (this only applies to users with limited access)
  • Super-Dove (PSB.SD) filter is now an option for all users and no longer requires a lab

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Spacebar toggle now works as expected, regardless of last area selected.

April 7, 2020

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Explorer no longer crashes when previewing imagery and using the results sidebar scroll.

March 05, 2020

Planet Explorer:

  • 5 band imagery is now available via the analytic_5b bundle in the Orders dialog
  • Fixed a bug that was limiting display of imagery Sources in the filters dialog
  • Fixed a dialog display bug for Safari users

February 20, 2020

Planet Explorer:

  • NDVI Color Ramp Picker is now available in IE
  • Imagery that has been downsampled is now designated with a color tint watermark
  • Updates across the map tool UI include new map buttons & a new zoom tool

Planet Stories:

  • Users with scenes-only imagery access can now create Stories

Planet Account page:

  • Fixed bug where Account Settings didn't load properly in IE

January 29, 2020

Planet Explorer updates:

  • Improved visibility of search panel opener
  • Refined AOI selection, measuring and drawing tools guidance
  • Fixed: "low resolution" warning message no longer displayed erroneously