The Planet dataset has become a standard computer vision benchmark that involves multi-label classification or tagging the contents satellite photos of Amazon tropical rainforest.

The dataset was the basis of a data science competition on the Kaggle website and was effectively solved. Nevertheless, it can be used as the basis for learning and practicing how to develop, evaluate, and use convolutional deep learning neural networks for image classification from scratch.

This includes how to develop a robust test harness for estimating the performance of the model, how to explore improvements to the model, and how to save the model and later load it to make predictions on new data.

In this tutorial, you will discover how to develop a convolutional neural network to classify satellite photos of the Amazon tropical rainforest.