Graz, Austria: The Microsoft UltraCam business unit announced winners of its recently staged image contest. The competition invited UltraCam customers to submit their most impressive aerial photos, captured with any model of UltraCam, to be considered for judging, with the end goal of recognising and publicising the 12 best from among the submissions.
The top 12 winners include:
|Aerial Surveys Ltd.||Motuhoa Island, Tauranga Harbour, NZ|
|Fugro Maps Ltd.||Star Dunes, Sultanate of Oman|
|IMAO Aerial Survey Solutions||Sainte Marie Island, Madagascar East Coast|
|Aerial Surveys Ltd.||SH1 Road & Rail Bridges, Waitake River, Otago,NZ|
|Terra Messflug GmbH||St. Johann, Tyrol, Austria|
|Keystone Aerial Surveys||Corpus Christi, Texas|
|Topocart||UHE Jaguari – São José dos Campos|
|Weser Airborne Sensing GmbH & Co. KG||Dresden, Germany|
|NZ Aerial Mapping Ltd.||Peak of Mt. Taranaki, New Plymouth, NZ|
|Keystone Aerial Surveys Ltd.||Sarasota, Florida|
|Astrium Services||Biggin Hill Airshow, London, England|
|Aerial Surveys Ltd.||Lake Waitaki, Otago, NZ|
In response to the call for entries, the UltraCam team received approximately 100 image submissions posted to the UltraCam Facebook page. The images featured world-wide locations that included mountain ranges, national parks, coastlines, deserts, farmlands, urban centers, as well as points of interest such as national buildings and monuments, stadiums, museums, and aircraft in flight and on the ground. The submissions ranged in ground sample distance from 4-50cm and were captured by nearly every commercially available UltraCam sensor model including the UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, UltraCamLp and the original UltraCamD released in 2003.
The image submissions were evaluated by the UltraCam team and each photo was assigned a rating for its clarity, detail, colour quality, and uniqueness of content.
These images are now featured on the new Multimedia page of the UltraCam Web Site as well as in the entrance to the office of Microsoft subsidiary, Vexcel Imaging (Graz, Austria), headquarters for the UltraCam operation.