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Planet Expands Partnership With Esri 

By | July 13, 2020
Planet satellite imagery of a coast in Japan. Photo: Planet

Planet satellite imagery of a coast in Japan. Photo: Planet

Planet has signed a reseller agreement with its partner in Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Esri. Planet announced Monday that Esri will be reselling satellite imagery, extending access to Planet’s data set to the GIS community. With this new agreement, Esri customers can now directly buy Planet imagery.

Planet has released an add-in for ArcGIS Pro, giving Esri customers access to Planet imagery within their ArcGIS Pro software. In addition, Planet and Esri plan to work together to develop advanced geospatial solutions for civil government and energy — which they say are two market segments with momentum in GIS and analytics.

“This partnership represents a major step forward in making it easier for the Esri user community to quickly enrich their GIS workflows with high-cadence satellite imagery and analysis ready data, to enable remote monitoring, ensure operational awareness and business continuity, and strengthen civil governance,” says Beau Legeer, imagery and remote sensing sales manager at Esri.

Planet’s VP of Partnerships, John Atkinson, called the deal a game-changer: “For the first time, the GIS community can go to one vendor for their state-of-the-art analysis tools and high cadence data sets, which are required to make critical decisions.”