Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions announced Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC) (Kawagoe City, Japan) has purchased Intergraph's Z/I Imaging Digital Mapping Camera (DMC) to transform its operation into a fully digital process - from mission planning to orthophoto and mapping products output. Using the DMC, AAC expects to enhance processes with increased image quality, accuracy and speed as well as cost savings. The DMC will extend AAC's capability to capture precise, high-quality imagery, which is the basis of the photogrammetric products supplied to worldwide customers such as medium-scale orthophotos, large-scale maps and hazard maps.
The DMC captures imagery with proven ground resolutions as small as 11/2 inches per pixel. Imagery acquired with the DMC maintains its initial high geometric and radiometric quality throughout each stage of the project lifecycle - mission planning, sensor management, photogrammetric production and client/server image management, storage and distribution. Another design feature of the DMC is its ability to collect aerial frame photography in panchromatic, color and color infrared bands simultaneously. This allows three separate high-resolution end products - black and white, pan-sharpened color and false-color infrared - to be generated from a single airborne data set.
Source: Intergraph, Oct. 19, 2004