Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft company, launched its next version of the UltraMap workflow software. UltraMap 2.0 continues the tradition of providing a flexible and scalable distributed system for managing and processing vast amounts of UltraCam data.
The features of UltraMap 2.0 are implemented in five
Raw Data Center
UltraMap includes features for managing
data download, distributed processing using load balancing and resource
management, aerial triangulation, and interactive data visualization for quality
control. Use of Microsoft’s Dragonfly technology enables incredibly smooth and
high-resolution image browsing and zooming for very large sets of data content.
Dragonfly supports multi-channel 16-bit UltraCam imagery for high quality
visualization within the complete photogrammetric workflow.
Aerial triangulation has been integrated smoothly into the
workflow, and includes new radiometry with gamma and levels dialog. The other
new features are concentrated in the Raw Data Center and the Radiometry modules.
Of particular note, “Monolithic stitching” is a new feature of the Raw Data
Center that improves geometric image accuracy by a magnitude for unstructured
terrain. In the Radiometry module, UltraMap 2.0 introduces model-based
radiometric correction that enables users to eliminate hotspots, atmospheric
effects and haze.
“I am proud of the accomplishment this product release
represents for the Vexcel Imaging team,” notes Alexander Wiechert, Business
Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “It
provides much richer functionality, and it supports our customers’ businesses by
enabling easier, faster image processing and better overall results.”
About Vexcel Imaging, GmbH
Acquired by Microsoft Corporation in May 2006, Vexcel
Imaging GmbH brings 20 years of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s
Bing Maps business unit and is at the heart of the burgeoning Microsoft
Photogrammetry business. The company’s offerings include its series of UltraCam
digital aerial mapping cameras and the UltraMap workflow software.
Microsoft's Vexcel Imaging Launches UltraMap 2.0 Photogrammetric Software
January 8, 2010