Mapping Company Gains Efficiency, Cuts Costs with Innovative Aerial Cameras

by | Sep 10, 2015

Graz, Austria ” September 10, 2015 ” GeoAir, an aerial mapping company, took vertical and oblique aerial images to upgrade maps for 15 municipalities in the State of Mexico. GeoAir used the Microsoft UltraCam Osprey to take both required types of images at once, which allowed the company to halve costs and improve efficiency while obtaining accurate, high-quality images for the Instituto de Información e Investigación Geográfica, Estadística y Catastral del Estado de México (IGECEM).

Find out how the UltraCam Osprey enabled GeoMapa and GeoAir to comply with the IGECEM's requirement of oblique and vertical images here.

About Microsoft's UltraCam Business Unit

With its operations based in Graz, Austria, and sales and support teams in North America, Microsoft's UltraCam business unit is responsible for the highly successful line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems that today include the UltraCamHawkUltraCam Falcon, and UltraCam Eagle digital photogrammetric sensors, and the UltraCam Osprey nadir/oblique photogrammetric digital aerial sensor. Also offered is the UltraNav Flight Management and Direct Georeferencing system, designed to maximize the efficiency of UltraCam aerial mapping. Rounding out the UltraCam offerings is the fully integrated UltraMap workflow software system, with features that include high-density 3D point cloud creation, highly accurate and detailed digital surface model (DSM) generation, and ortho mosaicing capabilities based on an automatically generated DSM or traditional DSM.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About GeoAir

Founded in 1994 and based in Cuernavaca, Mexico, GeoAir operates its own fleet of aircraft to collect aerial imagery with photogrammetric digital cameras and a LiDAR scanner. GeoAir was an early adopter of digital aerial technology and has been responsible for mapping all of the major cities in Mexico, as well as the multi-year project to extend the Panama Canal and other projects in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information about the company, go to or contact Wolfgang Kost at [email protected].


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