Eagle Takes to the Skies in Poland

(The below write-up has been edited March 6, 2013 to correct an inaccuracy about the particular UltraCam Eagle version that was purchased by MGGP Aero. The write-up originally stated thta it is a system equipped with the 210mm when, in fact, it is the 80mm lens system.)

logo_mggpaeroThere is a new UltraCam operator in Poland. Over the last 10+ years,  MGGP Aero has spent over 7500 hours in the air and covered  nearly 1.5 million kilometers while photographing the earth. During this time, their cameras have registered more than 1.2 million pictures. Their significant experience along with requirements for high-altitude flying for upcoming projects led them to the UltraCam Eagle with its 210mm focal length lens system.

As the company’s President, Jacek Siedlik, says “The UltraCam – you’re under our wings.”

Love it. Full announcement below.

– Jerry Skaw, Saled & Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team

MGGP Aero First to Purchase UltraCam Eagle in Poland

Graz, Austria — March XX, 2013 — MGGP Aero Ltd. has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle digital aerial camera system with an 80mm lens.

MGGP Aero has been providing aerial mapping and photogrammetric services to customers in the government, environmental, infrastructure and archeology sectors for over ten years. These imagery markets will benefit from operating efficiencies gained by the UltraCam Eagle’s streamlined modular sensor head, light weight and exchangeable lens system.

“The UltraCam Eagle sets new aerial imaging standards with its large PAN footprint. This fits well with our upcoming projects, and with MGGP Aero’s new slogan ‘fly high,’” said Jacek Siedlik, President. “With the best technology we look forward to providing the highest quality service to our customers. We are ready for the new flying season.”

MGGP Aero has continuously invested in new technology, converting from analog to digital aerial collection several years ago, and also purchasing oblique cameras and LiDAR scanners. The UltraCamEagle supports their future growth plans.

“As we say here in Poland: “UltraCam – jestes pod dobrymi skrzydlami” which roughly translates to “UltraCam – you’re under our wings,” said Witold Kuźnicki, Key Account Manager at MGGP Aero. “We are proud to become a part of the ‘I fly UltraCam’ family.”

“MGGP Aero is a key player in the European aerial market,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Microsoft is pleased to establish a relationship with this emerging company.”   

About the UltraCam Eagle
The UltraCam Eagle features a pan image footprint of 20,010 pixels across the flight strip. In addition to the ultra-large image footprint, the UltraCam Eagle includes enhanced electronics for improved frame rate and less noise (72 dB signal-to-noise ratio for high image dynamic) when compared to previous UltraCam systems, and innovative high-resolution, high-performance lenses and state-of-the art CCD technology (@ 5.2 µm pixel size) for sharp images with a high dynamic range. The UltraCam Eagle is the first multi-cone digital photogrammetric camera to offer an exchangeable lens system with 80mm (standard) and 210mm (tele for high altitude flights) and includes filters with curved characteristics to flatten out vignetting. This digital camera system boasts a new housing concept with everything integrated into a modular sensor head. Compared to previous UltraCam systems, the smaller physical form factor of the UltraCam system requires less aircraft space, weighs less for more efficient aircraft fuel consumption, and is easier and quicker to install.

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 the UltraCamLp, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle, UltraCam Eagle and UltraCam Falcon 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.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About MGGP Aero Ltd.
MGGP Aero Ltd., founded in 2001 in Tarnów, Poland, offers a full range of surveying and photogrammetric services. The company believes in working closely with its customers throughout all phases of a project, including identifying needs, evaluating options, performing data acquisition and processing, and assisting with implementation. MGGP Aero invests in the latest technology to provide its customers with the best results possible. With its own fleet of four aircraft and a variety of digital photogrammetric aerial cameras, oblique cameras and LiDAR scanners, MGGP Aero serves private and public sector customers. For more information go to www.mggpaero.com or contact Witold Kuźnicki, Key Account Manager, at +48 694 40 90 40 or wkuznicki@mggpaero.com.

About UltraCam Team

Vexcel Imaging is a leading provider of digital aerial cameras. Its family of UltraCam aerial sensor products includes the UltraCam Condor, UltraCam Osprey, UltraCam Eagle/EaglePrime, UltraCam Falcon/FalconPrime and and end-to-end processing with UltraMap photogrammetric workflow software. Terrestrial products include the UltraCam Mustang mobile sensor system and the UltraCam Panther portable sensor system.
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2 Responses to Eagle Takes to the Skies in Poland

  1. Chris Simmonds says:

    Show us some images it has rtaken, please.

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