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10.02.2015

Planet Labs donates imagery to the world community

Planet Labs announced that $60 million worth of its satellite imagery would be made openly available and accessible to the global community.The imagery will be made available through a Planet Labs initiative called "Open Regions," under a creative commons license (CC BY-SA), and will be directly accessible online. According to Planet Labs’ analysis, the imagery is relevant to 15 of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of them being 'ending hunger and establishing food security'. Planet Lab's imagery can measure the health of crops in farmers' fields around the world, and provide vital information to them to increase crop yield, thus potentially contributing to this goal. 

Read more at: Geospatial blog and Earth Imaging Journal


Credit: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)