Picterra was created in 2016 by Frank de Morsier and Pierrick Poulenas in Lausanne, Switzerland. Unlike many competitors, the vision of Picterra is to make the exploitation and use of Earth observation imagery accessible to all, not just data scientists and developers, as this is one of the key resources of our century.
Picterra is an AI-based SaaS platform which allows to interactively create a personalized AI detecting, localizing and counting any objects from satellite and aerial imagery, all in just a few clicks. Above all, Picterra is a community of users who pool their expertise and their vision of the world to collectively create a common library of deep learning models.
With daily images from satellites and the drones being commoditized, the observation of our Earth surface has reached an unprecedented level. Picterra tracks deforestation over thousands of square kilometers of protected forests and anyone can start localizing certain agricultural fields or fallen trees, as well as counting crops or animals on Earth observation images.
Picterras goal is to democratize the access to Earth observation and machine learning and eventually provide a new source of information to help Humanity make better-informed decisions to protect our global ecosystem.