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Solving the planet's problems, one pixel at a time.

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A simple API for retrieving time series color data using the Planet API.

(Because API’s don’t have to be complicated!)


PlanetPixel makes it fun and easy to plot the color of a single position on Earth as a function of time. For example, you can use it to study when Matthes lake in Yosemite National Park froze in the winter of 2017:

We can study this in a quantitative way as follows:

PlanetPixel was created at the first public Planet Labs Hack Day on October 14th, 2019, in San Francisco, to demonstrate that API’s can be simple and fun!


pip install planetpixel

You also need to set your Planet Labs API key as the PL_API_KEY environment variable for this package to work.


from planetpixel import PlanetPixel
PlanetPixel(lon, lat).plot()


Right now, the example above takes 15+ minutes to run. 😬

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