Planet Forest Carbon Diligence
- Ordering data
- Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reporting with Carbon and Canopy data
- Sharing and downloading data
Left to right: Planet's Canopy Height, Aboveground Carbon, and Canopy Cover at 30m. Learn more about the data here.
Planet Forest Carbon Diligence can be ordered through Lens on a per-acre basis with no minimums, just like commercial truecolor imagery. Data costs $0.04/acre ($0.10/ha). With your first order of Forest Carbon Diligence, you will receive the most recent available year plus the entire historical archive as an added bonus. Purchases will not cover the surrounding buffer area of a property in Lens.
To view these layers, first navigate to the Layers Library and select the portfolios where you'd like the Planet Forest Carbon Diligence data to appear. You can select individual portfolios, or choose for the data to appear in all portfolios by default.
To order data, navigate to the order pane on the left side of a property map. You can scroll back to the most recent year, or you can filter to the Forest Carbon data by source. The preview screen will show the layers that will be included in your purchase, the price, and the date range of included data.
Once you order data, it will process for 15-30 minutes before becoming available for viewing in your Layer dropdown at the top of your screen. As with other modeled datasets, Planet Carbon data is displayed under the "Data" section of the Layer dropdown.
Monitoring, Analyzing, and Reporting with Carbon and Canopy data
Lens provides the right tools for monitoring, analyzing, and reporting your Planet Forest Carbon Diligence data. Using these tools, you can understand changes and trends in aboveground carbon, canopy height, and canopy cover.
In the interactive example below, you can use Compare Mode to see changes across a landscape between 2021 and May 2022. It can be helpful to compare different layer types against one another to gain context and spot changes.
You can use the Analyze Area tool to quickly and confidently understand trends across your properties. Each Forest Carbon Diligence dataset can be analyzed to visualize changes back to 2013.
When viewing an Analyze Area chart, you can enlarge it and click on individual data points to visualize the associated layer. To visually compare two points on the chart, hold down Shift while you click each to open Compare Mode.
Analyze Area charts and observations made while viewing Planet Forest Carbon data can be saved to your Lens account as Notes. These notes can be exported from Lens by clicking the Report button at the top of the Notes pane. Reports will include all attribution, interpretations, and visuals.
A page of a report generated from Lens. To learn more about generating reports, see our article here.
Sharing and downloading data
GeoTIFFs and interacting with data in GIS
You can also download data as GeoTIFFs, which are georeferenced raster files. These are exported at full resolution, and can be used in GIS applications. To download a GeoTIFF of a layer, navigate to the Details pane.