In my last post, I shared that the UltraCam Osprey had been updated and announced at the ASPRS 2014 conference in Louisville, Kentucky. At the same time, the new Osprey was being introduced to the Chinese market at the forum “Applications of Oblique Photogrammetry Technologies of Rapid Building of China Intelligence City Geospatial Platform.” The below write-up has been provided by Sze Keong of Prime Pacific UniTech RS Pte Ltd (PUT), a Microsoft Sales and Support partner for the People’s Republic of China.
-Jerry Skaw, Sales & Marketing, Microsoft UltraCam Team
A Forum on – Applications of Oblique Photogrammetry Technologies of Rapid Building of China Intelligence City Geospatial Platform
26 Mar 2014, “Applications of Oblique Photogrammetry Technologies of Rapid Building of China Intelligence City Geospatial Platform” forum was held at National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation (SBSM) in Beijing. This forum presented the latest oblique photogrammetry and real 3D city model building technologies, products and applications. During this event, the Microsoft UCOp was launched officially for China.
This event was organized by Prime Pacific UniTech (PUT) and United RST and supported by other value-added resellers including Tek Meridian System Solution etc. The co-sponsor of this event is Airbus Defence & Space (formerly known as Astrium). Senior management from more than 15 provincial Bureau of Surveying & Mapping, private sectors, universities and research institutions attended this half-day event. Not surprisingly half of the attendances are existing Microsoft Photogrammetry users.
Speech by SBSM Deputy Director-General, Mr. Li Pengde
The Guest-of-Honour was SBSM Deputy Director-General Mr. Li Pengde made an important Key-Note speech mentioning that geospatial technologies play a vital role in China current cities developments. Intelligence 3D city will be a key new technology to be adopted by Chinese cities development projects. Mr. Li also reassured that SBSM will strongly support latest new technologies in 3D city model building.
United RST Managing Director, Mr. Cao Tianjin in his speech recaptured that since 2009 China started to bring in various oblique photogrammetry technologies. In year 2013 the first Microsoft UCO was bought into China by United RST for test flights in Nanjing city, GuangZhou city, Shenzhen city and Inner Mongolia with great success. He will share the test flight results in this event.
In this event Test flight results of UCO for Nanjing city, Guangzhou city, Shenzhen city and Inner Mongolia were presented. Professor from Wuhan University also made a presentation regarding latest research done for 3D city model building. Airbus Defence & Space (Astrium) presented the latest 3D city products. Beijing Calibration & Service Lab was officially announced in this event. The lab which will be located in South of Beijing will be in operations by July 2014.
UCOp was formerly launched to China market and technical specification was presented together with all the VIPs.