Geoplex partners with Planet to deliver satellite imagery for NSW

Geoplex has announced the delivery of its daily, state-wide satellite imagery for NSW government users in partnership with Planet.

Geoplex partners with Planet to deliver satellite imagery for NSW
Geoplex partners with Planet to deliver satellite imagery for NSW

Geoplex partners with Planet to deliver satellite imagery for NSW

Geospatial enterprise Geoplex has announced the delivery of its daily, state-wide satellite imagery for NSW government users in partnership with Planet. The NSW Department of Customer Service [formerly the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI)] deliver world-class public sector services across the NSW government. 

The department has secured a subscription for NSW government users to access the Planet Platform, which includes archive and future high-resolution PlanetScope satellite imagery used to generate monthly basemaps for complex spatial analytics.

 The department can also task Planet’s very high-resolution SkySat satellites for improved intelligence. Planet and Geoplex’s combined offering recognizes satellite imagery is essential for informed decision making, and delivers timely and high-resolution satellite image data daily to NSW government. The satellite imagery provided allows users to measure change in the environment, which in turn supports appropriate management decisions.

“The solution will provide support to a wide variety of government tasks including land and water compliance monitoring and fire impact analysis, empowering teams to make more informed decisions” said chief executive Adam Smith. Planet operates a constellation of over 100 small satellites called Doves that capture the world’s landmass on a daily basis.

The imagery is automatically post-processed and published directly into a cloud environment, with access granted through an open API and web portal for the client to use within 24 hours. Bill Martin, Geoplex NSW business lead, explained, “When NSW DFSI approached the market to deliver satellite imagery to support the government’s environmental management needs, Geoplex knew we could offer an innovative approach to access satellite imagery that was in line with the department’s vision to deliver world-class technology. 

We have been able to offer NSW a set of tools from the Planet product suite that provides an unprecedented understanding of our environment through access to high temporal resolution satellite imagery.” At the end of each month, Planet creates a mosaic using the satellite imagery captured during the previous month.

With so many images captured over the month, Planet can produce near cloud-free mosaics of the state of NSW (cloud is a constant challenge when capturing satellite imagery). A monthly mosaic is made available for use in internal NSW Government software packages to improve their business services.

Geoplex is one of Planet’s earliest international partners, joining Planet in their mission to make data about our planet visible, accessible and actionable.