This Planet SkySat image, taken on August 30, 2018, shows the famous Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, just one of the countries where Planet’s 2020 remote interns hail from. The park full of lush green gardens spans 250 acres near Marina Bay. © 2018, Planet Labs Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We’re excited to announce that Planet’s interns will be starting this week. Before March, Planet already supported over 20 percent of its global workforce remotely, and San Francisco employees who have recently gone remote have adapted amazingly well. We are all poised and ready to welcome the 2020 intern class.

Planet image of Tin Ma, Rakhine State on May 14, 2020, showing approx. 140 buildings affected by fire. © 2020, Planet Labs Inc. All Rights Reserved.

As humanity responds to climate change and rising global economic and diplomatic tensions — geopolitical issues are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Earth-imaging satellites are helping decision makers stay on top of big issues, no matter where they are in the world. …

Above is a map of roads and buildings in the Eastern Hemisphere. This is one of the most complete and up to date maps of these features ever created. It reveals details not available in popular mapping tools, in both industrialized cities and rural settlements. Built from a diversely sampled training set, the model produces results across a wide variety of terrains, densities, and land cover types. ©2019 Planet Labs, Inc. All rights reserved.

At Planet our data is geospatial: georeferenced images or labels. There are many tools to manage geospatial data in a queryable and scalable way, including Cloud-optimized GeoTIFFs and GeoJSON, PostGIS and STAC Catalogs. At the same time, we want to leverage the best that the machine learning world has to…

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