Planet announces new emergency and disaster management solutions

Planet announces new emergency and disaster management solutions


US: As a response to the unpredictable nature of disasters, Planet is now offering “monitoring on-demand” imagery that is tailor-made to cater to the needs of government agencies, humanitarian organizations, and commercial enterprises.

Before and immediately after a disaster strikes, customers can begin quickly accessing pre-event imagery and post-event imagery. Planet’s continuous monitoring of the planet means it typically has the most recent pre-event imagery available.

Planet’s new solution offers disaster response organizations a number of key benefits over traditional approaches:

  • Rapid, “On-Demand” Monitoring provides near-real-time data before, during, and after a disaster – enabling a more persistent understanding of events.
  • Simplified Contracting and Procurement ensures customers only pay for what they need when they need it.
  • Seamless API Integration enables imagery to be seamlessly and reliably integrated into existing workflows.
  • Targeted Time Frame enables customers to zero in on a specific time frame – from days to months – that matters most to your efforts.
  • Optional High-Resolution SkySat Imagery to obtain sub-meter resolution detail to assess ground conditions and direct relief efforts.
  • Early Access to new disaster-response features, benefits, and analytical tools as they become available.

The solution has several offerings: a “Single Geography” option designed for organizations that respond to disasters and emergencies in a pre-defined area of interest (such as civilian disaster agencies, insurers, and corporations); and a “Multiple Geography” option for those that respond to disasters around the world, regardless of where they occur (such as national and international NGOs).