Member News

Reading time: about 1 minute.


GAF AG Signs Distribution Partnership with Planet

28th July 2017. GAF’s GEO-Information experts have now signed up Planet, one of the global leading providers of high frequent Earth Observation data to extend GAF’s multisource satellite data and service portfolio for a new quality of timely observations.

GAF customers in Germany, Europe and worldwide can now access Planet’s substantial portfolio of optical satellite data, as well as derived value-added products, through a new partnership. According to GAF’s CEO, Dr. Peter Volk, the generation of data and monitoring services offered by Planet perfectly complements the available sources and enables new services. Specifically, important domains like Defence, Security, Insurance and Agriculture will benefit from this unmatched imaging and data capacity made available by an experienced service provider like GAF.

With its current constellation of about 190 satellites, Planet can image the entire earth every day with 3-5 meters ground sampling distance (GSD) and offers RGB, RedEdge and NIR spectral bands. This constellation includes 7 SkySat satellites, which offer high resolution panchromatic and multispectral images at sub-1 meter GSD. Planet products Planet Monitoring and Planet Basemaps are available through GAF using the Planet Platform or via Planet API.

“Planet looks forward to continuing our successful and trusted partnership with GAF as one of the leading companies in the geospatial market in Europe” says Dr. Marcus Apel, Director Strategic Accounts at Planet. “This partnership with GAF ensures users have access to Planet’s latest data and products, and can leverage one of the largest Earth Observation archives currently available”.

Planet is an integrated aerospace and data analytics company that operates history’s largest fleet of Earth-imaging satellites, collecting a massive amount of information about our changing planet. Planet designs, builds and operates 190 satellites, and develops the online software and tools that serves data to users. Decision makers in business, government, and within organizations use Planet’s data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest challenges.

Download the Press Release