Monday, December 22, 2014

Seminar 1 - Position statement from Planet Labs, San Francisco

Planet Labs aims to take a complete picture of the Planet everyday, with a constellation of over 100 small satellites. The earth will be represented at a 3-5 meter per pixel resolution, allowing objects like cars, roads, trees and houses to be resolved. Planet Labs’ vision is to "democratize" access to imagery of the earth, allowing all individuals, companies and organizations equal access to monitoring data about the Planet.

We believe that this unique data set will transform human's understanding of the planet, and create considerable public and commercial value - from monitoring deforestation and polar ice cover, to precision agriculture, mining and pipeline monitoring.
Here's a short TED talk that will help explain Planet's approach.

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