Highly advanced photogrammetric workflow system for UltraCam images

Microsoft UltraMap is a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, complete photogrammetric workflow system that provides highly automated processing capabilities to allow organizations to rapidly generate quality data products from an UltraCam flight. UltraMap is designed to process huge amount of UltraCam data in the shortest possible time with the highest degree of automatization, supported by guided manual interaction, quality control tools and powerful visualization.

With version 3.9, UltraMap continues its innovation trend that has already delivered groundbreaking features such as monolithic stitching and automatic project-based color balancing for homogeneous image block color correction, but now also provides revolutionary, automated 3D data generation and ortho image processing features.

UltraMap v3.9 now includes:
  • Oblique Aerial Triangulation (AT) support for improved exterior orientation of oblique images
  • High-density 3D point cloud generation, with a point density of up to several hundred points per square meter (noise reduced), derived from an UltraCam photo mission
  • Highly accurate and detailed digital surface model (DSM) generation and manual DSM Editing tools
  • Filtering of a DSM into a digital terrain model (DTM)
  • Generation of DSMOrtho (orthomosaic based on an automatically generated DSM) and DTMOrtho (traditional ortho mosaic) images

UltraMap v3.9 delivers exceptional quality DSMOrthos and DTMOrthos at high accuracies and without any manual interaction, since the UltraMap v3.9 ortho mosaicking approach takes into account all available inputs (i.e. a DSM and the automatically generated DTM). UltraMap v3.9 is able to generate seamlines at desired paths; remaining seamline editing for challenging regions is made using UltraMap’s DragonFly technology, a responsive visualization engine that allows users to conduct quality control on large image blocks in a quick and smooth fashion.


UltraMap brochure
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