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Planet x Esri China (HK) showcases

the Capabilities of Satellite Imagery


Satellite imagery is a compelling tool for discovery and spatial analysis. To unlock the potential of satellite imagery, a powerful platform like ArcGIS is needed. Earth-imaging company Planet, and Esri China (Hong Kong) co-delivered a webinar on the topic of “Geospatial Analysis of Satellite Imagery with Live Demo”, illustrating the capabilities of ArcGIS for Planet’s satellite imagery management and analysis.



In the webinar, Planet pre-sales engineer Baizura Alidin pointed out that PlanetScope Dove Satellites - the world's largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites conducts “line scans” on our earth to provide fresh 3-meter resolution Earth images every day. It offers eight spectrum bands (coastal blue, blue, green I, green I, Yellow, Red, Red Edge, and Near-Infrared) to users for different purposes. In the live demonstration, the capabilities of PlanetScope’s satellite imagery were unlocked by ArcGIS Pro. Deforestation detection on Grass Island (Tap Mun) and deep learning for mapping Mei Foo Sun Chuen and Whampoa Garden were performed by our colleagues as local applications for satellite imagery analysis.



Planet imagery is accessible for ArcGIS Pro users under subscription. The Planet ArcGIS Add-In enables users to search, preview, stream, and download the Planet imagery and base maps directly in ArcGIS Pro.



Planet pre-sales engineer Baizura Alidin showcased the capabilities of Planet’s industry-leading constellations during the webinar.



Grass Island (Tap Mun) vegetation has reportedly deteriorated due to intensive hiking and camping activities. By using Planet’s satellite imagery in ArcGIS Pro, users can measure Grass Island's deforestation level.