Graz, Austria — December 4, 2012 — Aerial Cartographics of America, Inc. (ACA), has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam
business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system. ACA has owned and operated an UltraCamX
since 2008 and has decided to enhance its ortho production capabilities with the latest solid state technology and larger
digital footprint of the UltraCam Eagle.
“ACA’s customers are extremely pleased with the high quality imagery that we produce with the UltraCamX,” stated Mr. David Ledgerwood, Senior Vice President/Branch Manager, ACA. “Adding the next generation UltraCam Eagle to our available resources will enable us to serve our customers even better by offering a variety of capabilities and increasing our efficiency.”
ACA plans to make use of the UltraCam Eagle on mapping projects throughout the eastern US, primarily in the following markets: roads, railroads, airports, state and local (orthos), water management and environmental, and energy (transmission lines and pipelines). ACA also offers simultaneous collection of digital aerial imagery and LiDAR data.
“Microsoft is happy to support ACA’s growth plans by providing the more robust UltraCam Eagle digital mapping system,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “ACA can look forward to high reliability and minimal ground time in its future operations.”
About the UltraCam Eagle
With its operations based in Graz, Austria, and sales and support teams in North America and Asia, Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Mapsbusiness 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 Eagledigital photogrammetric sensors, and the UltraCam Ospreynadir/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.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft(Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Aerial Cartographics of America, Inc. (ACA), is a full service professional aerial mapping firm that operates from its headquarters
in Orlando, Florida, and offices in Miami, Florida, and Georgia and Maryland. Since its start in 1973, ACA has built a reputation
as a provider of high quality products and services. With a large staff of professionally licensed surveying and mapping
associates and its own fleet of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, ACA specializes in digital aerial imaging, LiDAR acquisition,
mobile LiDAR, and low altitude mapping photography (LAMP). Services include digital mapping, digital terrain modeling, LiDAR
processing, digital orthophoto production, intelligent 3D surface models, airport obstruction surveys, sea grass and vegetation
mapping, GIS, and volumetric analysis. For more information go to
www.aca-net.comor contact David Ledgerwood at