Graz, Austria — March 15, 2012 — Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Surveys, a remote sensing firm based in the Netherlands,
has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to purchase an UltraCam Eagle
”ultra-large” format digital aerial camera system. The UltraCam Eagle provides the newest technology in the line of award-winning
UltraCam digital aerial camera systems.
“Slagboom & Peeters started using digital UltraCam cameras in 2004, and we have purchased every new model of large format camera as it has become available,” stated Mr. Yoeri Slagboom, Owner, Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Surveys. “We will operate the UltraCam Eagle in conjunction with our UltraCamX and UltraCamXp and deploy the camera best suited for each job. The large footprint of the UltraCam Eagle will reduce flight hours needed to complete large projects, and with the restrictions of weather and air traffic control this is a great asset in many places.”
The UltraCam Eagle will be used worldwide on all types of mapping and orthophoto projects. During busy seasons, Slagboom & Peeters’ UltraCam Eagle, UltraCamX, and UltraCamXp digital camera systems provide extra capacity for its customers, many of whom are also UltraCam users. Utilizing the same camera systems as its customers allows Slagboom to offer compatible and efficient data acquisition.
“As a longstanding UltraCam customer, Slagboom & Peeters is a highly valued customer,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “We are very happy to add the UltraCam Eagle to the firm’s data acquisition resources and assist the company with following its mission of providing customers with the latest technology available at all times.”
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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