In my last post on the future of SpatioTemporal Asset Catalogs (STAC), I alluded to various funding efforts the STAC Project Steering Committee is planning. With this post, I want to draw some more attention to our first two open RFP’s: one to revamp STAC’s website, and the other to…


Following up on our SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog 1.0.0 announcement, this post will finish our mini-series diving into the STAC specification and the ecosystem around it. This one is really about the future, where we see STAC heading in the next six months and beyond. …


The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) Community is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0-beta.2 of the STAC API specification! A big thanks to Phil Varner for leading this release, and to everyone else who pitched in.

What is STAC API?

As we are welcoming many new people to the STAC community with the…


This post continues the STAC 1.0.0 announcement and updates on the community and spec, with an in-depth dive into one part of what we call the ‘STAC Ecosystem’. This is the ever-growing set of libraries, clients, and servers that rely on the STAC specification to build towards our goal of…


While we just announced STAC 1.0.0, the initial post did not contain any of the typical information we normally include in a STAC release announcement. So in this post, we’ll dive into the details of what changed in the specification, including extensions, as well as some of the community highlights…


The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) community is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.0. It’s safe to say we’re all quite proud of the release, as it’s been a large community effort for over three years. For those who haven’t heard of STAC, it provides a common language to…


Last week the STAC community came together and sprinted to release version 1.0.0-rc.1, the most critical step on our path to STAC spec 1.0.0. This is a ‘release candidate’, meaning we believe the specification is completely set for 1.0.0, …


It’s almost time! The SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification has been maturing for over 3 years, and already has a rich ecosystem of tools with hundreds of millions of assets cataloged. The core community has agreed that it’s time to put a pin on it and lock in a super…


As SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification matures one of the more frequent questions we get asked is the relationship between STAC and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). I wanted to write this post to help clarify, at both a technical and an organizational level.

The tl;dr version is:

‘STAC API…


I’m pleased to share that we’ve just released STAC API 1.0.0-beta.1. This is our first release of the API since we split the specification, with STAC now living in its own repository. …

Chris Holmes

Product Architect @ Planet, Board Member @ Open Geospatial Consortium, Technical Fellow @ Radiant.Earth

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