Microsoft Releases Upgraded UltraMap Software
Microsoft is now offering an upgraded UltraMap workflow software system. Version 3.9 enables UltraCam customers to produce richer data products, work more efficiently and cost-effectively, and extend their data offerings to customers. The software comes with a wealth of customer-requested updates and innovative new capabilities.
“UltraMap v3.9 underscores Microsoft’s commitment to providing our aerial imaging customers with flexible tools that further improve operational efficiencies and produce data products of the highest quality,” says Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft business director. “The enhancements and new capabilities of this release extend our leadership in supporting robust and feature-rich photogrammetric workflow experiences.”
Key benefits of UltraMap 3.9 include:
- Noise reduced point cloud
- Oblique Aerial Triangulation (AT) support for improved exterior orientation of oblique images
- Manual Digital Surface Model (DSM) editing tools to fine-tune the quality of DSM and DSM Ortho
- 3D visual analytics for better insight into AT
- Rapid reprocessing of orthos with radiometry settings
- UI improvements (shortcuts, additional preferences)
- Simplified Lvl02 re-processing for images with warnings
- Export DSM Ortho contribution mask
- Improved reporting (Raw Data Center, AT, Radiometry)
In addition to a “lifetime subscription,” UltraMap 3.9 is also available through a flexible subscription plan licensing UltraMap modules on a monthly basis.
The UltraMap photogrammetric workflow software enables management and processing of vast amounts of digital aerial data produced by Microsoft UltraCam digital aerial sensors. The third-generation software includes new functionality for the automated processing of 3D point clouds, DSMs and ortho mosaics.
Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit brings more than 20 years of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit. The division is responsible for the line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems.