Graz, Austria — April 3, 2014 — TopGis, Ltd., has contracted to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial photogrammetric camera system with an 80mm lens from Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary.
The primary focus of TopGis is photogrammetric aerial surveys and data processing. TopGis will use the UltraCam Eagle to serve clients in the public and private sectors throughout the Czech Republic and Central Europe.
“The UltraCam Eagle offers the best fit for our needs for aerial imaging, orthophoto map production, derivative product development and related web map services,” stated Pavel Strašák, Chairman of the Board, TopGis. “In 2014 TopGis is starting a project to collect aerial imagery and produce orthophoto maps of the entire Czech Republic, so we require high volume collection capacity, reliability, and excellent data quality.”
The UltraCam Eagle is designed with an exchangeable lens system, which gives TopGis the option of later adding a 100mm lens for projects where building lean is an important consideration and a 210mm lens for high-altitude flying.
“The Ultracam Eagle’s exceptional technical capabilities allow us to create not only aerial orthophoto maps, but also color-infrared orthophoto maps, and to use automated techniques for digital surface generation and vegetation classification and to create other enhanced products,” said Drahomíra Zedníčková, CEO, TopGis. “The UltraCam Eagle gives us a competitive advantage over other aerial imaging companies.”
“The UltraCam Eagle represents the culmination of many years of innovative research and development of the UltraCam product line,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Microsoft is pleased that TopGis has selected the UltraCam Eagle to support its future growth and success.”
About the UltraCam Eagle
The UltraCam Eagle features a pan image footprint of 20,010 pixels across the flight strip and includes enhanced electronics for improved frame rate and less noise (72 dB signal-to-noise ratio for high image dynamic) when compared to previous UltraCam systems, and innovative high-resolution, high-performance lenses and state-of-the art CCD technology (@ 5.2 µm pixel size) for sharp images with a high dynamic range. The UltraCam Eagle is the first large format digital photogrammetric camera to offer an exchangeable lens system with 80mm, 100mm, and 210mm options. This digital camera system boasts an integrated housing concept with all of the parts residing in a modular sensor head. The small physical form factor of the UltraCam Eagle requires minimal space in the aircraft and makes installation and operation simple.
About Microsoft’s UltraCam Business Unit
With its operations based in Graz, Austria, and sales and support teams in North America, Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit. The division is responsible for the highly successful line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems that today include the UltraCam Hawk, UltraCam Falcon, and UltraCam Eagle digital photogrammetric sensors, and the UltraCam Osprey nadir/oblique photogrammetric digital aerial sensor. Also offered is the UltraNav Flight Management and Direct Georeferencing system, designed to maximize the efficiency of UltraCam aerial mapping. Rounding out the UltraCam offerings is the fully integrated UltraMap workflow software system, with features that include high-density 3D point cloud creation, highly accurate and detailed digital surface model (DSM) generation, and ortho mosaicing capabilities based on an automatically generated DSM or traditional DSM.
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About TopGis, Ltd.
Founded in 2009, TopGis offers a wide range of geospatial services, including aerial imaging, orthophoto map production, custom geospatial product development, web mapping services, oblique aerial imaging, 3D model generation and web distribution, mobile mapping, GIS and remote sensing services. TopGis operates worldwide; however, its focus is on the European region. Products and services are provided to all types of customers ranging from state, government and regional agencies to private companies working in telecommunications, oil and gas distribution, construction, and transportation. For more information, go to www.topgis.cz or email Vladimír Plšek, Chief Technology Officer, email@example.com.
Expert_for_3D_Landscape spol. s r.o. is an experienced system integrator in digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, 3D modeling and 3D visualization. As a Microsoft UltraCam distributor since 2004, Expert_for_3D_Landscape provides UltraCam support and services to TopGis and other customers throughout the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic regions. For more information go to www.x3d.sk or contact Ing. Marko Pasko at www.x3d.sk.