Graz, Austria — March 5, 2013 — MGGP Aero Ltd. has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system with an 80mm lens.
MGGP Aero has been providing aerial mapping and photogrammetric services to customers in the government, environmental, infrastructure and archeology sectors for over ten years. These imagery markets will benefit from operating efficiencies gained by the UltraCam Eagle’s streamlined modular sensor head, light weight and exchangeable lens system.
“The UltraCam Eagle sets new aerial imaging standards with its large PAN footprint. This fits well with our upcoming projects, and with MGGP Aero’s new slogan ‘fly high,’” said Jacek Siedlik, President. “With the best technology we look forward to providing the highest quality service to our customers. We are ready for the new flying season.”
MGGP Aero has continuously invested in new technology, converting from analog to digital aerial collection several years ago, and also purchasing oblique cameras and LiDAR scanners. The UltraCamEagle supports their future growth plans.
“As we say here in Poland: "UltraCam - jestes pod dobrymi skrzydlami" which roughly translates to "UltraCam - you're under our wings," said Witold Kuźnicki, Key Account Manager at MGGP Aero. “We are proud to become a part of the ‘I fly UltraCam’ family.”
“MGGP Aero is a key player in the European aerial market,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Microsoft is pleased to establish a relationship with this emerging company.”
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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