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3m Land Cover

Understand risks and anticipate change at high resolution in near real time using Geospatial AI


How We Help

Impact Observatory’s 3m Land Cover enables you to manage assets and resources, identify opportunities, and anticipate threats to populations, infrastructure, agriculture, and natural resources anywhere in the world in near real time. We use AI-powered analysis using PlanetScope, operated by Planet, which can image the entire land surface daily to help you understand important changes, seasonal patterns, and multi-year trends for your most valuable assets and to plan for and analyze the impact of your actions.

Impact Observatory's AI-powered land cover monitoring enables you to maintain a clear and up-to-date understanding of any place on Earth to detect patterns of change and enable data-driven decision-making.

Data-driven insights

Monitor a growing range of land cover types for near-real-time insights into industrial, agricultural, and population patterns, leveraging world-leading PlanetScope and Sentinel-2 satellite imagery.

AI-powered automation

Subscribe to continuous trend analysis and automated alerting to critical changes and threats. Receive reports on where, when, and why changes are occurring with supporting information to confirm observations.

Near-real-time observations

Use the latest PlanetScope satellite imagery for the most up-to-date maps. Combine daily with decades of Earth observations from space to reveal long-term trends and threats.

Transparent pricing

Standard price per square kilometer up to 500 square kilometers, with tiered pricing available for larger orders.

How it's Used

Understand changes and threats to rivers, lakes, and watersheds that supply populations, agriculture and industry.

Monitor changes in roads, buildings, and built areas as populations and infrastructure grow and adapt for a more sustainable and climate-resilient future.

Track natural resources like forests and coastal wetlands that support livelihoods and provide solutions for access to fresh water and protection from coastal storms.

Our 3m Land Cover Classes


Infrastructure Monitoring Building Infrastructure change in Coolidge, Arizona between 2020 and 2023, showing early ground disturbance related to residential development projects as “Other Built” in 2020 and changing to the “Building" class in 2023. Scheduled time-series analysis identifies the changes and can prompt the need for a visual inspection of the area.

Land use land cover 16 classes
Basemap March 2020 showing housing development preparation work

06-2020 - Planet Basemap
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3m Land Cover Map identifying development sites as “Other Built”

06-2020 - 3m Land Cover
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Basemap March 2023 showing new home construction partially filling development site

06-2023 - Planet Basemap
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3m Land Cover Map, changing to "Building" over the areas of new building construction

06-2023 - 3m Land Cover
powered by Planet

Technical Specifications

File TypeCloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG)
Temporal Extent2020–Present
ProjectionEPSG:3857 - WGS84 / Pseudo-Mercator
Spatial ExtentCustom user selected Area of Interest
Spatial Resolution3 meters
Categories16 class

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