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September 15, 2015
Microsoft Unveils UltraMap v4.0 Featuring Advanced Radiometric Alignment and Unprecedented Oblique Imagery Support

Stuttgart, Germany, September 15, 2015 – Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit introduces its latest photogrammetric workflow system, UltraMap v4.0, which includes an extensively updated radiometry module featuring de-hazing available for nadir and now also for oblique imagery. Supporting virtually unlimited project size (tested up to 50K trigger events), the UltraMap v4.0 empowers UltraMap users to process data more efficiently, thereby minimizing production costs. Contact your sales representative to purchase a flexible monthly subscription plan or a lifetime subscription. UltraMap 4.0 will be available in December 2015.

The key benefits are:

•       Exceptional quality level of data products through:

o   Novel oblique and nadir color balance.

o   Increased radiometric quality based on the de-hazing module.

o   Flexible radiometric adjustments through interactive user guidance.

•       Increased efficiencies and minimized production costs through:

o   Virtually unlimited project size support (tested up to 50k trigger events) throughout the whole aerial workflow.

o   Full integration of Visual Analytics into the UltraMap Aerial Triangulation module.

•       Ability to generate 3D cities for extended customer offerings offered as a technology preview (using the algorithms developed for Bing Maps!)

“With UltraMap v4.0, we are going to deliver another big release from our ambitious UltraMap roadmap within a short interval”, said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “The novel radiometry module boosts the overall quality of all UltraCam data products to an exceptional level and further offers an unprecedented, fully-automatic color-alignment for nadir and oblique color images. Once shipped, UltraMap subscribers get immediate access to the full feature set. And: More awesome new features are already waiting down the road!”

The UltraMap v4.0 software package will be available for delivery to customers by December 2015, followed by full releases of technology previews and more in short intervals. Stop by Booth F4.080 in hall 4 at Intergeo to learn more.

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