Graz, Austria — January 17, 2012 — Turkey’s General Directorate of National Property has contracted with Microsoft’s
UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to purchase an UltraCam Eagle, the most recent offering in the
line of award-winning UltraCam digital aerial camera systems. The deal was brokered by Atay Engineering Co., Vexcel Imaging
GmbH’s partner in Turkey.
The UltraCam Eagle builds on the UltraCam legacy of reliable and economical solutions for producing image data of exceptional quality, while setting a new industry standard for across-track PAN image footprint capacity.
The General Directorate of National Property, an agency within the Turkish Ministry of Finance, manages government-owned real estate throughout the country. The UltraCam Eagle will be used to support national mapping and development of new GIS applications. The new camera system will be operated by General Command of Mapping (GCOM), along with the UltraCamX purchased in 2008.
“The General Directorate of National Property selected the UltraCam Eagle due to its compact structure, large imaging footprint, high resolution and collection efficiency,” stated Mr. Murat Aktas, Head of the Directorate. “Our confidence in the experienced Turkish technical support team and its solution-based approach also heavily influenced our decision.”
“Microsoft is very pleased to provide a second UltraCam camera system to the Turkish Government. It is the first UltraCam Eagle to be sold into this region,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “The UltraCam Eagle delivers a high cost-benefit ratio for our customers due to the enhanced electronics, new exchangeable lens system, high system integration and smaller form factor and weight compared to its predecessors.”
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.
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