Planet.com Satellite Imagery Archive and Basemaps
User accounts are provided by request. To request an account, please click the hypertext or Connect to Resource (whichever appears above) to fill out a request form. Accounts will be created within 1-3 business days.
Planet.com provides access to PlanetScope, RapidEye, and SkySat satellite imagery archives, and Visual BaseMap for streaming and download. Current UBC students, staff, and faculty now have access to a global archive of multi-spectral satellite imagery dating back to 2009.
Students, faculty, and staff interested in individual access to UBC’s Planet.com imagery archive and/or basemap data may fill out the form below to request an account. Account creation may take 1-3 business days.
Individual users: please click Connect to Resource to request an account.
Teaching or research labs interested in group access to UBC’s Planet.com imagery archive or basemap data may contact Evan Thornberry (Geographic Information Systems Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons) for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
PRIVACY NOTICE: UBC Library makes the Planet.com service available for you for your convenience. Your use of Planet.com is voluntary. Please be advised that the personal information you disclose when creating an account is stored on servers located in the United States. When you use this service, personal information about you is collected by UBC Library to create your user account. Only your name and email are submitted to Planet.com by UBC Library. Canadian privacy laws do not apply to personal information provided to Planet.com. Please review the Planet.com Privacy Statement on their website before using this service if you have any concerns.
Planet Explorer User Guide: developers.planet.com/docs/apps/explorer
Planet API Documentation: developers.planet.com/docs/data
Planet Explorer User Guide: assets.planet.com/marketing/PDF/Planet_Basemaps_User_Guide.pdf
Imagery Product Specifications: assets.planet.com/docs/Planet_Combined_Imagery_Product_Specs_letter_screen.pdf
Planet FAQ: support.planet.com/hc/en-us/categories/201462727-Frequently-Asked-Questions
Planet Jupyter Notebooks: github.com/planetlabs/notebooks
GIS StackExchange: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/planet
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Access open only to UBC students, faculty, staff and on-site Library users (other restrictions may apply)
Agricultural Sciences; Atmospheric Sciences; Earth and Ocean Sciences; Environmental Science; Forestry; Geographical Biogeosciences; Geography; Global Resource Systems; Natural Resources Conservation; Urban Studies
Images, Maps, Statistics & Data