The traditional model is to provide a single mosaic over an area; which was historically captured once every three years over the state of Queensland.
The Planet model is to provide a continuous stream of content, and to make it available within 24 hours from capture. Not only will the Queensland government have access to large amounts of data within short periods of time, but they will also receive multiple mosaics of the entire state every year.
Content is being provided through a web platform, including an easy to use GUI; APIs and web services. This improves the speed and efficiency with which DNRM will be able to access the content.
Steve Jacoby, Executive Director, Land & Spatial Information, DNRM, says “We are very excited to be working with daily 3m imagery over all of Queensland that DNRM has been able to acquire through the Planet platform. The access to high quality, daily imagery for use by all government agencies under this arrangement sets a new benchmark that we expect will have far-reaching benefits for the state.”
Adam Smith, CEO of Geoplex, says “we are excited to be working with DNRM, and look forward to helping them leverage the value of the Planet platform”.