Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Speaker: David Ormondroyd, Planet Geomatics
Sponsored by GRSS
The Planet Satellite Constellation
Planet designs, builds, and operates the world’s most capable constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. Planet’s mission is to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. Planet’s approach is revolutionizing the way geospatial imagery is processed and accessed by making terabytes of fresh imagery available to customers via web-based APIs and a GUI – every day. Planet’s global coverage allows you to discover trends and get early indications of change over broad areas and diverse geographies.
Planet’s “always on” approach to satellite remote sensing translates to a proactive ability to collect events as they happen; consistent imagery collections for analytics and change detection; and, the ability to “cross-cue” or “tip-and-cue” with a variety of different high-resolution (or other) sensors for more detailed investigations in areas that might have gone unnoticed under traditional tasking operations.
This webinar will cover Planet’s satellite constellation and platform as well as provide various examples using real time global imagery.
My name is Dave Ormondroyd and I am a lifelong geographer. I started my education at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, pursuing a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) degree. Soon after, I started my second education in travelling the world and eventually doing business on all seven continents. I have over 25 years in the field of GIS specifically in the area of security and intelligence. Currently, I manage the business affairs of Planet Labs, Planet.com, for the Federal Government of Canada.