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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Planet: Accessing Planet Usage Rights

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provides access to Planetscope data via a simple webform application (see Webform link) and rapid approval by a working committee. The process is necessary in that the campus-wide license permits access to a finite quantity of data, and we wish to ensure use across campus throughout the year. As we are able to assess data demand, we will adjust allowances if required, and applicants can bid for data use in separate research or teaching projects.

In order to use this data, users must ensure their application conforms to the conditions of the contract, which are given below, and importantly with no commercial use. In addition, if Planet imagery is used in publications, you must include an attribution that clearly and conspicuously identifies “Planet Labs Inc.” as the source of the Content.  If you have any queries on this issue, please contact Mary Schlembach at schlemba@illinois.edu. 

To cite Planet data in publications, please use the following:

Planet Team (20xx). Planet Application Program Interface: In Space for Life on Earth. San Francisco, CA. https://api.planet.com.

Also see Planet application program interface: In space for life on Earth on Google Scholar for links to publications with this reference

Usage Rights

“Access Only Rights” means the limited right to access and view Content through the Platform, provided that: (i) in all cases, the attribution requirements of the Agreement shall apply; (ii) Licensee shall prevent, and in no event permit, imagery-capture (screen-scrapes, tile grabbing, etc.) of Content; and (iii) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, Licensee's access to and use Content shall cease as of the end of the Line Item End Date.

“Display-Only Rights” means the right to display Basemaps(s) on a Licensee (or authorized third party) website, provided that: (i) in all cases, the attribution requirements of the Agreement shall apply; (ii) Licensee shall prevent, and in no event permit, the download or imagery-capture (screen-scrapes, tile grabbing, etc.) of the Basemaps; (iii) notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement, Licensee's access to and use of the Basemaps shall cease as of the end of the End Date as set forth in Section 2; and (iv) in all cases the displayed Basemap must be served directly from the Planet Platform to the end-user (i.e. each unique Tile View must issue a unique or new request for that Tile, and may not rely on caching, redirection, or any other local storage. In addition, under no circumstances shall any Licensee perform any imagery analysis or computation to extract any information from the imagery, or otherwise utilize the imagery in order to produce derivative data products.

“Distribution Rights” means the right to distribute Derivative Products to End Users in the Distribution Territory through Independent Delivery Mechanisms; provided that such distribution must be accompanied by a Conforming EULA.

“Evaluation Only Rights” means the limited right to view, access, download, and use the applicable Content solely: (i) for Licensee's internal, non-commercial use; and (ii) for the primary purpose of evaluating Planet's technology and offerings.

“Internal Use Rights” means the right to (i) use, access, and view Content through the Platform; (ii) to reproduce, store, display, and print Content; and (iii) create Derivative Products; all for Licensee’s own internal business purposes and in accordance with the terms of the Agreement.

“Limited Publication Rights” means the right to publish (solely for non-commercial purposes) Derivative Products in education and research journals but solely as they relate to the Purpose, provided however that: (i) with respect to Derivative Products which are static (e.g. a published report), such right to publish shall be without limitation; and (ii) with respect to Derivative Products which are dynamic (e.g. a web-hosted NDVI data feed), such publication rights are limited to Licensee’s own institutional website. Planet reserves the right to make the determination as to whether a use is static or dynamic. In addition to the attribution requirements as set forth in the Agreement, Licensee agrees that all publications must include an attribution that clearly and conspicuously identifies “Planet Labs Inc.” as the source of the Content on which the publication was based.

“Marketing and Promotion Rights” means the limited, nontransferable, nonexclusive, nonsublicensable, revocable license right to use Derivative Products, and/or any Planet-provided marketing materials (including printed versions thereof) (“Marketing Materials”) solely for the marketing and promotion of Licensee’s products and services, provided that: (i) in no event shall Licensee use any such Marketing Materials in a way that suggests or otherwise misidentifies Licensee as the owner or source of such Marketing Materials; (ii) Licensee shall not remove any attributions included (or otherwise required) on the Marketing Materials; (iii) Licensee will include a conspicuous attribution that identifies Planet as the source of Content used to create any Derivative Products; (iv) Licensee will cooperate with and assist Planet to enable Planet to monitor and ensure Licensee’s compliance with Planet’s quality requirements and branding guidelines and restrictions; (v) Planet reserves the right to revoke the Marketing and Promotion Rights in its sole discretion. All goodwill related to any permitted use of Planet’s trademarks will inure to Planet.

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