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Introduction to Planet and Planet Explorer: How to Harness the Power of Daily Imagery

August 24, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This session is a non-technical introduction to Planet (www.planet.com), Planet satellites, Planet imagery, and use cases. In this presentation, you will learn more about Planet satellites and the imaging sensors onboard. You will also learn the different ways in which users can access Planet imagery. Finally, there will be a live demonstration of how to use Planet Explorer, our online tool to help you search and download Planet imagery.

– Introduction to Planet and Planet satellites
– Introduction to Planet Platforms and Integrations
– Highlight of Use Cases
– Demonstration of Planet Explorer

UBC students, staff, and faculty can access Planet’s PlanetScope and RapidEye satellite imagery archive (www.planet.com/products/planet-imagery), and Visual BaseMap (www.planet.com/products/basemap) for streaming and download through UBC Library’s electronic resources (resources.library.ubc.ca/page.php?details=planetcom-satellite-imagery-archive-and-basemaps&id=2551). Workshop attendees submitting an @ubc.ca email when registering will be issued temporary Planet accounts to be used during the workshop. So, no other action is required in order to participate.

The location for this event (Koerner Library, Room 548/552) does not have any public computers available. So, if you would like to follow along, we ask that you bring your laptop to the workshop.

Technical office hours will immediately follow this workshop, and attendees are welcome to stay for in-person troubleshooting and support! However, we ask that you register separately for this session, so we can plan accordingly: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3680525.