Creating Planet Intelligence

Monitoring all natural resources on Earth in real-time
powered by AI and satellite data

Vegetation Management for Electric Utilities

Overstory helps energy companies to mitigate wildfires and power outages. Improving the safety and reliability of the transmission and distribution system and reducing grid operation cost.


By extracting insights from a high variety of very high spatial and temporal resolution satellite data sources, including multi- and hyperspectral imagery, SAR and video. 


By applying AI algorithms specialized in trees and vegetation, predicting grow-in and fall-in risks based on species, growth, weather & climate, and vitality.


By facilitating predictive planning, tracking and verifying trimming cycles by contractors, and timely reports on Vegetation Management KPIs.

Products & features

Risk tracker

Based on the vegetation data layers combined with wire zone and border zone, a risk identification is provided. Fall-in risk and grow-in risks are both identified.

Priority tracker

Prioritization of the risk areas based on estimated likelihood and potential consequence. Priorities are color coded and can be easily integrated with trimming schedules.

Tree detection

Tree species

Tree height

Canopy segmentation

Proximity to power line and wire zone

Storm damage

Fire risks

Verification of trimming

Forest vitality

Carbon capture estimation

Wood volume

Growth rate


Overstory uses machine learning to interpret satellite imagery and climate data.

  • The fusion of diverse spatial, spectral and temporal resolution allows for real time and predictive insights.
  • Algorithms have been trained with high amounts of ground measurements from the Overstory data repository.
  • Insights are accessed securely via the Overstory platform, or can be easily integrated into existing tools and utility workflows.

The numbers speak for themselves

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hectares of land analyzed
number of countries active in
number of cities analyzed


Electric utilities

Reduce risk of wildfire and power outages with real-time insights into vegetation in and around utility corridors.
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Forest Industry

Improve sustainability and efficiency of forest strategy and operation.
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Data-driven insights into risk and impact of climate events, such as forest fires. Creating efficiencies in risk mitigation, underwriting and claim verification.
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Reforestation & Deforestation

Understanding effect and impact of reforestation and detecting and predicting patterns of deforestation.
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Customers & Partners

“We were very impressed with Overstory’s forest health monitoring dashboard and believe it has strong growth potential, as they already have an established knowledge of the market and have been exploring possibilities with existing customers.”
Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Senior Director of European Affairs at Planet

“We can now leverage satellite imagery and AI to understand the characteristics of forests, and make sound decisions when harvesting wood. All thanks to the collaboration with Overstory.”
Stora Enso

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  • Weesperstraat 61-105, 1018VN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 444 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, United States

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