Esri and Planet Expand Imagery Accessibility for Users

New Agreement Gives Shared Customers a More Streamlined Way to Integrate Satellite Data


REDLANDS, Calif.—July 14, 2020—Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced plans to broaden the company’s partnership with Planet, a global leader in satellite imagery and insights that pilots the world’s largest active fleet of Earth-imaging satellites. This next phase of the partnership will expand availability of Planet’s groundbreaking imagery to Esri users, giving them the ability to buy the company’s imagery directly from Esri, simplifying workflows and increasing process efficiency.

Planet became an Esri partner in 2019, when an ArcGIS Pro desktop add-in was released to allow users to easily access Planet Basemaps from within existing projects. This capability has helped participating organizations across the globe to maintain an accurate, consistent awareness of their assets and operations.

“We are very excited to strengthen our partnership with Esri and to be able to provide its users with access to Planet’s satellite imagery and analytics,” said John Atkinson, vice president of Partnerships at Planet. “We are working directly with Esri to tailor our packages to meet the needs of our customers.”

As this new agreement goes into effect, Planet and Esri will also collaborate on joint offerings for organizations in the civil government and energy industries. Planet’s high-cadence imagery offers these customers insight into daily changes occurring in their communities, paving the way for smarter land-use planning and strategic decision-making.

“The temporal cadence of Planet data enables Esri users to update their GIS workflows,” said Richard Cooke, director of Global Remote Sensing and Imagery at Esri. “This leads to better monitoring and mapping of key assets for all users.”

To learn more about how Esri users can take advantage of satellite imagery, visit

About Esri

Esri, the global market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, location intelligence, and mapping, offers the most powerful geospatial cloud available, to help customers unlock the full potential of data to improve operational and business results. Founded in 1969, Esri software is deployed in more than 350,000 organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100 companies, all 50 state governments, more than half of all counties (large and small), and 87 of the Forbes Top 100 Colleges in the U.S., as well as all 15 Executive Departments of the U.S. Government and dozens of independent agencies. With its pioneering commitment to geospatial information technology, Esri engineers the most advanced solutions for digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics. Visit us at

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About Planet

Planet is the leading provider of global, near-daily satellite imagery data and insights. Planet is driven by a mission to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest Earth observation fleet of satellites, and provides the online software, tools and analytics needed to deliver data to users. Decision-makers in business, government, and within organizations can use Planet’s data and machine learning-powered analytics to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and make informed, timely decisions to solve our world’s toughest challenges. To learn more visit and follow us on Twitter at @planetlabs.



Jo Ann Pruchniewski

Public Relations, Esri

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Claire Bentley

Public Relations, Planet


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