Picterra is a Swiss startup company, based in Lausanne, at the Innovation Park of EPFL.
It was co-founded in 2016 by Frank de Morsier, Ph.D., CTO —with a background in Machine Learning applied in remotely sensed data— and Pierrick Poulenas, CEO, —with a background in International Affairs and Business Strategy—.
Picterra provides AI as a service for Earth observation imagery, with the aim to put powerful deep learning models at users’ fingertips. Picterra’s technology is built upon the intersection of two majors revolutions: Artificial Intelligence and the increasing availability of Earth observation imagery from drones and satellites.
Through its platform, Picterra proposes a unique and disruptive approach to extract structured and valuable information; a partnership between human discriminating intelligence and the analytics power of AI.
Picterra aims at democratizing the use of this Earth observation imagery by allowing customization of deep learning models in an easy and interactive manner by end-users. The variety of industries’ needs can be directly addressed and allow users to build tailored geospatial analytics to monitor activities and trends across the Earth's surface.