• Home
  • -
  • Planet in MapHubs

Planet in MapHubs

You can use Planet data in MapHubs in just a few clicks. Whether you are monitoring forest loss in Indonesia or waters levels in a California dam, MapHubs gives you the mapping tools to turn Planet Imagery into maps.

What's great about Planet?

Planet imagery is a great product for regularly monitor an area for issues such as forest loss from agriculture, mining, or logging. You receive daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly alerts for high resolution imagery over your area of interest.

Create a layer with a Planet Scene

In Planet, identify the scene and copy the Scene ID

Image: Tracking oil palm plantation expansion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Then in MapHubs, create a new layer, select Planet Labs and paste in the Scene ID.

Now you have a MapHubs layer that you can use to make maps!

Image: Tracing Planet imagery using MapHubs

Create new data using Planet

You can use the MapHubs editing tool (a version of the OpenStreetMap iD Editor tool) to trace new points, lines or polygons directly on top of the Planet imagery.

In this example we are tracing the water level of the reservoir in order to monitor changes over time.

This can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Create an empty layer in MapHubs and edit it

  2. Identify areas of interest, load the Planet scene as a layer (see the instructions above), then paste the layer into the editor's custom base map setting.

  3. Trace the current extent of the reservoir, and save your edits.

  4. (Optional) Create additional layers and trace roads, rivers, anything you want!

  5. View the feature in MapHubs to calculate the area in square kilometers.

  6. Update your data with new Planet imagery as soon as it is available.

Want to see more? Contact us for a demo :)