Last month, I attended the conference “Geodesy, Mine Survey and Aerial Photography. At the Turn of the Centuries” which was held in Moscow at Novotel City Centre. It is a smaller conference but has been well-established for years. Several companies sponsored the event, including the Microsoft UltraCam group. I was joined by our local partner Jena Instrument (Moscow. It was great to renew some friendships on the floor and to establish new ones.
The conference was well-attended and the organizer had put together a dense program of interesting presentations. The coffee breaks and the excellent dinner provided numerous opportunities for discussion and networking. After my longtime friend Anatoly, from the Irkutsk State University, opened the conference I had the honor to open the technical part of the conference with my presentation “UltraCam – Mapping the World in 3D”. The presentation was well-received and the introduction of the UltraMap dense matching technology for UltraCam imagery generated quite a lot of buzz for the next coffee break.
On Friday, the program continued. Our UltraCam afternoon workshop was well-attended everybody was eager to learn more about the dense matching technology and how this will extend the application landscape of photogrammetry and impact the airborne Lidar business. The workshop lasted almost two hours and thanks to the excellent translation, we had numerous questions and discussions afterwards which continued over dinner time.
– Alexander Wiechert, Business Director, Microsoft UltraCam Team