Since the launch of the UltraCam Blog, we have been talking quite a bit about the UltraCam Eagle photogrammetric digital aerial camera system. And for good reason. At 20,010 PAN pixels across the flight strip, the UltraCam Eagle establishes a new “ultra-large” category for photogrammetric digital aerial camera systems and like its UltraCam predecessors, the UltraCam Eagle also features separate lenses for collecting R,G,B and NIR data all in the same pass. Meanwhile, this latest UltraCam system integrates all system components–that is: storage, computing, GPS/INS/FMS–in the sensor head. Less weight, less cables and more available aircraft space. I could go on to talk about the field exchangeable lens systems, and the modular architecture that allows the integrated system components to be separated from the sensor for flexible onboard orientation of equipment. But I won’t. (Actually, I guess I just did!)
Instead, I want to share with you a bit of news that I have so far neglected to pass on and that is that we have sample stereo pairs from the UltraCam Eagle available for review. If your company is considering its next digital aerial camera acquisition and would like to see the “proof of the pudding,” contact us or the UltraCam sales representative for your region and we’ll provide FTP information so that you can download the data.
Prepare to be impressed. As the old proverb goes, “The eagle does not catch flies.”
– Jerry Skaw, Sales & Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team