Microsoft UltraCam customer Bluesky International is in the news again, this time for 75% efficiency gains in its production of terrabytes of data captured with the company’s UltraCam Eagle systems and processed using Microsoft’s UltraMap photogrammetric workflow software. Additionally, Bluesky has improved the quality of its aerial images, reducing building lean and image distortion, and the accuracy of its digital height models.
UltraMap is a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, complete photogrammetric workflow system that provides highly automated processing capabilities to allow organizations to rapidly generate quality data products from an UltraCam flight. UltraMap is designed to process huge amounts of UltraCam data in the shortest possible time with the highest degree of automatization, supported by guided manual interaction, quality control tools and powerful visualization.
A modular system, UltraMap generates data products that include:
- Radiometrically-corrected, color-balanced Level 3 images
- Image-based, high-density (>300 pts per sq meter) point clouds
- Digital surface models
- True and traditional orthophotos.
The latest UltraMap release, version 4.0, features numerous enhancements for increased efficiency and reduced production costs of nadir UltraCam data, as well as improvements for enhanced image quality of nadir and oblique data captured by the UltraCam Osprey series of nadir/oblique digital aerial sensors.
Read the full Bluesky article.
-Jerry Skaw, Microsoft UltraCam Team