Microsoft UltraCam partner for the Asia Pacific region, Imagemaps Pte Ltd, just marked 5 years of partnership with Beijing Siwei Spatial Data Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing Siwei). During this time we have collectively made great strides in that market and we thank and congratulate both these valued partners.
-Jerry Skaw, Sales & Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team
10th March 2014, Singapore, Imagemaps celebrates 5 years of productive partnership with Beijing Siwei, its sales and support partner for UltraCam large format cameras and UltraMap photogrammetric processing software across greater China.
“Our relationship has grown into an extremely strong partnership over the years” says Bill Love, Imagemaps Director. “China has been a highly successful market for UltraCam but it hasn’t been easy; there have been many challenges along the way” he continued. “Beijing Siwei can be proud to have sold the first flagship UltraCam Eagle (UCE) camera in China and that was one of the first Eagle sales in the world.”
The company also pioneered the market for the Ultracam UCLp – a sophisticated large format camera targeted for mid-size private survey firms.
“Introducing new products requires a great amount of investment and Beijing Siwei have not been afraid to do so.” Says Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director who heads up the UltraCam business. “During our association Beijing Siwei founded the UltraCam User Group and has drawn large crowds to the all important and successful 5-star user group meetings hosted in Beijing” added Wiechert.
Imagemaps, based in Singapore, operating one of 3 global UltraCam calibration laboratories, provides training and support to Beijing Siwei technical staff. “Our goal is to keep Bejing Siwei at the leading edge of knowledge and capability to support the cameras and implement the photogrammetric workflows” says Love.
Together with its camera customers, Beijing Siwei is currently pioneering 3D City modeling across many local and city governments in China. Image acquisition will be performed using the UltraCam Osprey (UCO) Microsoft’s new flagship development that continues the companies leading position in the photogrammetric large format camera market and the foundation of 3D modeling in Bing Maps.
Imagemaps Pte Ltd is a leading sensor solutions provider in Asia Pacific since 1996, with extensive experience in aerial sensing technologies and geospatial solutions. Our airborne sensor solutions include digital mapping cameras, inertial measurement and positioning systems, digital photogrammetry and imaging processing including project and work-flow management. Imagemaps is a division of Credent Technology Asia, a well known geospatial and business process solutions company based in Singapore.
About Beijing Siwei
Beijing Siwei Spatial Data Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing Siwei) is a subsidiary of the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping directly under the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping. Beijing Siwei was founded in 2001, and its core business is remote sensing engineering; geospatial data processing and solutions; and system integration and development. The company employs more than 100 staff members and has a subsidiary in Inner Mongolia which specializes in providing professional services in geospatial projects. Beijing Siwei was awarded with National Mapping Grade A Certification by the Chinese Government and is GJB9001A-2001 and ISO 9001 certified. For more information, go to www.bjsiwei.net.cn.
About Microsoft’s UltraCam Business Unit
With its operations based in Graz, Austria, and sales and support teams in North America, Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit. The division is responsible for the highly successful line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems that include UltraCamLp, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle and the new UltraCam Eagle digital photogrammetric sensors. Rounding out the UltraCam mapping systems offering is the UltraMap workflow software system for processing UltraCam imagery to Level 02 and Level 03 quality data, and with features that include distributed processing with automated load balancing, automated project-based color balancing, and additional quality control tools.
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