Graz, Austria — March 19, 2013 — Slagboom & Peeters has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system with an 80mm lens. This transaction marks the company’s second UltraCam Eagle purchase announcement in the last 12 months.
Slagboom & Peeters, from its headquarters in the Netherlands, provides aerial mapping and photogrammetric services to customers worldwide. Since 2005, the firm has been operating UltraCam digital cameras and upgrading to new systems as they become available. Slagboom currently owns two UltraCamXp and two UltraCam Eagle sensors.
The UltraCam Eagle features an image footprint larger than the UltraCamXp, but is light weight and takes up less space in the aircraft. The housing concept integrates all components into one unit, which makes installation simpler. The UltraCam Eagle is highly suitable for the large-area mapping that Slagboom does for the public and private sectors.
“We see an increasing demand for jobs with high overlap specifications like 60% sideways and 80% forward,” said Yoeri Slagboom, Owner, Slagboom & Peeters. “Due to its high frame-rate collection capability, the UltraCam Eagle excels at collecting the data for big jobs quickly, which is particularly helpful when we are faced with short flying windows due to poor weather conditions.”
“Microsoft is pleased to provide Slagboom & Peeters with its fourth UltraCam camera,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Repeat customers are a positive reflection on our commitment to top quality products and expert technical support.”
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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