A whole new breed of camera, the Microsoft UltraCam Osprey digital photogrammetric camera system combines a high performing photogrammetric nadir camera with oblique capture capability, offering a more versatile dataset than other oblique systems on the market today.
More than a standard camera, the UltraCam Osprey houses two cameras in one photogrammetric grade housing, using cutting edge technology to collect photogrammetry-grade nadir images (PAN, RGB, NIR) and oblique images (RGB) simultaneously, serving applications such as cadastre, infrastructure planning, DTMOrtho or DSMOrtho generation. Like all UltraCam systems, the UltraCam Osprey delivers subpixel accuracy, high dynamic range, and integrates all system components in the sensor head including the optional UltraNav direct georeferencing and flight management subsystem, as well as full UltraMap software support.
With best-in-class flight collection efficiency, the UltraCam Osprey is designed so that the full swath width of the nadir cone (11,674 pixel) can be used and oblique image overlap is high enough to generate oblique orthos as well as textured DSMs. The UltraCam Osprey is the ideal sensor system for projects such as urban mapping and 3D city modeling.