IABG announced today a partnership with Planet to offer new services to safety, security and environmental markets that leverage high frequency satellite. IABG is the first European company to provide exclusive daily imagery from Planet to the German Ministry of Defence for security and safety monitoring applications. Further, this partnership will enable advanced and more frequent monitoring of environmental variations due to the megatrends climate change, urbanization as well as increased land use management processes.
Planet operates over 180 satellites and provides daily imagery online via state-of-the-art automated processing and cloud-based platforms. Planet’s high frequency global monitoring capability enables the tracking of physical change across earth’s landmass, helping users identify important trends, make decisions, and better predict the future.
IABG has longstanding expertise in the evaluation and analysis of multi-spectral, -sensorial, and -temporal land cover data. IABG´s services are characterized by highest quality, and comprise national and international mapping standards at the geodata production site in Dresden. A large team of experts is used to handle big data projects, for instance for the German Federal Armed Forces as well as the US Army, the German Federal Agency for Cartography, the European Satellite Center, and the European Space Agency.
The partnership between IABG and Planet, using Planet’s growing flock of small size satellites in a sun synchronous orbit, opens a new dimension in Earth observation with daily worldwide coverage and a ground sampling distance of nearly three meters. A new form of permanent storage of all imagery into a cloud-based platform enables IABG to provide an enhanced monitoring of dynamic processes, e.g. for border security, crop yield forecasts, disaster risk management, and urban development of fast growing mega cities. Semi-automatic change detection delivers in unprecedented velocity information thus supporting decision makers in their daily business.
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Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history's largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting daily a massive amount of information about our changing planet. Planet designs, builds and operates over 180 medium and high resolution satellites, and develops the online software and tools that serves data to users. To learn more visit