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Webinar Series: Monitor your forests with high frequency, global imagery

15 October 2020

Planet has released a two-part how-to webinar series to demonstrate two key use cases that Planet data is used for in forest management. The first part covers how to efficiently digitize boundaries of harvested timber areas and the second video covers monitoring the impact of disasters using near-daily imagery.

Webinar Part One: Timber Harvesting
  • Leveraging Planet’s Surface Reflectance Basemaps and Skysat imagery
  • Ingesting this data into Esri’s ArcGIS platform locally and using Planet’s Esri plug-in
  • Executing common raster operations and vegetation indices to extract additional insight
Webinar Part Two: Burn Scar Assessment
  • Leveraging Planet’s high frequency monitoring data and SkySat imagery
  • Ingesting this data into Esri’s ArcGIS platform locally
  • Executing additional raster operations (BAI) to extract additional insight
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