For Wales, Planet data are being used in agriculture, forestry, water resources and semi-natural/natural habitat/ecosystem mapping and monitoring. This section provides case studies across Wales that demonstrate the potential of planetscope, Skysat and also RapidEye data in research and practical application.
Planetscope data provide opportunities for differentiating crop types, quantifying herbaceous biomass (yields) and productivity.
Main application areas include tree species identification, retrieval of canopy cover and change detection, with these benefiting from the higher spatial resolution and frequency of coverage.
Discernible characteristics of habitats include budding, leafing and flowering periods and these data can play a key role in plant species discrimination.