Brazilian Company Topocart Purchases UltraCamLp

Graz, Austria — July 27, 2010 — Topocart has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamLp medium-format camera system.

”The UltraCamLp camera will be permanently stationed in Africa, as it is highly suitable for the types of projects we typically conduct there—corridors and small to medium-size areas,” stated Mr. Jorge Arteiro, President of Topocart. “After owning and operating two UltraCamX cameras for a number of years, we are confident that the UltraCamLp will meet our requirements and be an exceptional addition to our resources.”

The UltraCamLp is a unique camera system addressing the medium-format market with large-format image quality and efficiency; it is also suitable for smaller aircraft and projects requiring a rapid response. The camera provides the same high geometric accuracy, broad dynamic range, matching and stereo capabilities, and full metric capabilities as the UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle large-format cameras.

“We are pleased to provide Topocart with an UltraCamLp—its third UltraCam camera,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “Our repeat customers are a positive reflection on the quality products and high level of service provided by Vexcel Imaging.”

About the UltraCamLp
The UltraCamLp features the same advanced technical specifications as its predecessor, the UltraCamL, and an even higher image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan). This image format capability is made possible through new electronics and a smaller CCD array of just 6 µm. The system is ideal for smaller large-scale and photogrammetric projects, high-resolution (true) orthophoto production, DSM (digital surface model) production, aerotriangulation, corridor mapping, and lidar integration.

About Vexcel Imaging, GmbH
Acquired by Microsoft Corporation in May 2006, Vexcel Imaging GmbH brings more than two decades 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 large- and medium-format digital aerial mapping cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.1 workflow software.

About Topocart
Topocart was founded in Brazil in 1991 by its current president, Geodesy and Topography Engineer Jorge Arteiro. Over the years, Topocart has expanded internationally and currently has offices in Spain, the United States, Angola and India, as well as partners in China, United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Argentina. Topocart provides services in infrastructure engineering, urban planning, environmental studies, mapping, aerial photogrammetry, geoprocessing, and surveying and geodesy. For more information, go to