Graz, Austria: Aerial Imaging Inc. contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging GmbH, to purchase an UltraCamXp digital aerial photogrammetric camera.
“We were looking for one camera that could do it all. The UltraCam is a tried and true digital system based on mature technology that we feel very comfortable investing in at this time,” stated Marcel Joubert, President of Aerial Imaging Inc.. “References from other owners convinced us that the system is extremely reliable and priced competitively, and that we could count on great product support. Vexcel supplied us with sample 2cm GSD data, and our local government was astounded with the excellent clarity and visible detail of the imagery. This also gave us added confidence in our purchase of the camera.”
Aerial Imaging Inc. will use its UltraCamXp to serve its government and commercial customers, primarily in Western Canada. The large footprint and substantial on-board data storage makes collecting large areas cost-effective at varying altitudes and mapping scales. In addition, the infrared band on the digital camera allows the company to compete for forestry projects, which is a key market in Canada.
“Microsoft is pleased to provide the UltraCamXp to Aerial Imaging Inc. to help meet the increasing demand for high resolution digital imagery in its geographic region,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “The UltraCamXp offers features that are highly suitable for the types of projects that Aerial Imaging intends to pursue.”