Microsoft’s Vexcel Imaging GmbH Announces Sale of UltraCamXp to Eurosense
Graz, Austria—Microsoft’s Photogrammetry Division, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, recently signed a purchase agreement with Eurosense, one of the largest privately owned aerial survey companies in Europe, for delivery of an UltraCamXp large format digital aerial mapping camera. With this purchase, Eurosense now operates three UltraCam systems, given that the company already owned two UltraCamX systems prior to this latest system acquisition.
“Our past experience with the UltraCam system, and its outstanding price performance ratio, facilitated the selection of the UltraCamXp for an additional camera to meet our growing mapping business,” said Emile Maes, President of Eurosense.
With previous mapping projects that provided full coverage of the Netherlands in 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2006, EUROSENSE is again capturing complete imagery of the Netherlands, including 10 km border in Belgium and Germany. The project will use the UltraCam system to acquire the imagery at a ground resolution of 25cm. Furthermore, EUROSENSE is using the UltraCam system at different resolutions in many other projects, in several other countries, such as update of LPIS in Romania and Poland.
“Vexcel Imaging congratulates and thanks Eurosense for this latest UltraCam purchase,” remarked Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “The selection of a third UltraCam by Eurosense, and for such a large and significant project, speaks volumes to the reliability and capabilities of the UltraCam.”
About Vexcel Imaging, GmbH
Acquired by Microsoft Corporation in May 2006, Vexcel Imaging GmbH brings 20 years of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit and is at the heart of the burgeoning Microsoft Photogrammetry business. The company’s offerings include its series of UltraCam digital aerial mapping cameras and the UltraMap workflow software.
EUROSENSE has been an active player in geo-information services for close to 50 years. Began as a Belgian company in the ‘60s, it has today expanded its working region to mainly Western and Central Europe, but also serves worldwide projects.
EUROSENSE operates not only UltraCam digital cameras, but also LIDAR, thermographic and multispectral scanners. On top of that, EUROSENSE developed a unique system for fast and accurate bathymetric soundings with single and multibeam, by means of a hovercraft and other vessels.
Both public and private customers with highly diverse needs are contacting EUROSENSE to work out efficient solutions for their problems. Delivering high quality products in time and according to the specifications of the customer is the primary mission of EUROSENSE.