[HOT] Planet Labs satellite imagery for Crisis Mapping?
Patrick Meier (iRevolution)
patrick at irevolution.net
Thu Jan 21 11:19:16 UTC 2016
Dear CrisisMappers, HOT and Digital Humanitarians,
I'm collaborating with Planet Labs <https://www.planet.com/> to explore
if/how their imagery might support disaster management efforts. The aim of
Planet Labs is to ultimately image the entire Earth every 24 hours at a
spatial resolution of 5 meters. Some examples of Planet's imagery is available
here <https://www.planet.com/gallery/>. In terms of prior humanitarian
applications, this short video <https://youtu.be/w-Q5eQRkvro?t=1m23s> includes
a segment on Planet's response to the Nepal earthquake. The *New York
used Planet's imagery in this recent piece
refugee camps in Jordan. Planet makes their imagery available via a
I'd be very keen to get your thoughts on where Planet could add significant
and measurable added value to crisis mapping efforts. So I'd be most
grateful if you could email me *off list *(do not reply all so that we
don't flood 3,000+ inboxes) with concrete suggestions on how Planet might
be able to meaningfully support our community. I'm particularly interested
in suggestions that focus on tactical and field-based uses of Planet
imagery for disaster management.
Please note that this initiative is purely exploratory at this stage, so I
want to make sure to manage expectations from the outset. Many thanks for
your kind understanding.
My very best,
@: PatrickMeier <https://twitter.com/PatrickMeier>, PhD
Blog: iRevolutions.org <http://www.irevolutions.org/> (1.7M hits)
Book: Digital-Humanitarians.com <http://www.digital-humanitarians.com/>
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