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SkyWatch and Picterra Join Forces to Make Geospatial Insights Available to All

By Eric Van Rees - 6th October 2020 - 08:11

SkyWatch and Picterra are thrilled to announce their partnership and a new unique joint program to democratize access to satellite data and machine learning.

Every day, trillions of pixels are captured by satellites orbiting our planet. Satellite imagery has become a powerful tool for research, discovery, and analysis. From climate monitoring to illegal mining detection, deforestation, agriculture, and even construction, retail, or finance, applications are endless. The complexity and costs associated prevented the wide adoption of these datasets in the past, however thanks to a new crop of companies united by their missions to democratize access to satellite data and machine learning, geospatial insights are now available to all. SkyWatch and Picterra are thrilled to announce their partnership and a new unique joint program.

SkyWatch is building the infrastructure for the automated distribution of Earth observation (EO) data. SkyWatch EarthCache provides developers with the tools they need to cost-effectively add EO data into their applications and workflows. Picterra is the leading ML/AI Software-as-a-Service platform enabling businesses to autonomously extract intelligence & analytics from satellite, aerial, and drone imagery. It comes with a ready-to-use IT infrastructure: in a few clicks, it's possible to process terabytes of imagery with Picterra's auto-scaling, GPU-enabled infrastructure.

By working together, Picterra becomes the leading solution on the market for extracting insights with self-serve ML/AI tools and EO imagery, enabling any company to cost-effectively access unprecedented geospatial intelligence & analytics capabilities. Picterra is disrupting traditional methods of extracting information from imagery – the platform is 90% less expensive than data science services and 95 times faster than traditional methods of data analysis – a machine learning model can be built in less than 30 minutes and no coding skills are required.

With this partnership, Picterra's customers can now automatically monitor their areas of interest for change, thanks to a combination of EarthCache's automated tasking request feature and Picterra's automated detection algorithms. Previously unseen monitoring capabilities are now made available to anyone. This new integration allows Picterra to provide customers with a cost-effective way to access satellite EO imagery and the ability to instantly generate new insights to stay ahead of the competition.

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