GeoFly Purchases Second UltraCam Aerial Camera

Graz, Austria — December 2, 2010 — GeoFly GmbH has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamLp photgrammetric digital aerial camera system.

“The UltraCamLp camera is exactly what we are looking for to fly smaller projects for mining companies and municipalities,” stated Mr. Aicke Damrau, Managing Director of GeoFly GmbH. “An added advantage is that the UltraCamLp is compatible with our existing UltraCamXp infrastructure, so we are able to avoid incurring extra set-up costs.”

The UltraCamLp is a unique camera system that bridges the gap between traditional medium-format imaging sensors and large-format photogrammetric sensors. Innovative hardware, electronics and software result in a lighter, more compact camera system, so it is suitable for smaller aircraft and projects requiring a rapid response. However, the camera provides the same high geometric accuracy, broad dynamic range, matching and stereo capabilities, and full metric capabilities as the UltraCamX, UltraCamXp, and UltraCamXp Wide Angle large-format cameras.

“We are pleased that GeoFly has decided to supplement its aerial collection capabilities with an UltraCamLp—its second UltraCam camera,” said Alexander Wiechert, Business Director of Microsoft and Managing Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “The UltraCamLp provides the added flexibility of fitting in smaller aircraft without sacrificing image quality and footprint capacity.”

About the UltraCamLp
The UltraCamLp combines the best elements of both medium- and large-format cameras in order to set a new price/performance standard for photogrammetric imaging operations. The UltraCamLp features an image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan), 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 photogrammetric digital aerial mapping cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap 2.1 workflow software.

About GeoFly GmbH
GeoFly GmbH has operated from headquarters at Magdeburg Airport in Germany for nearly three years. GeoFly provides a range of services including aerial data collection, photogrammetry, 3D image analysis, orthophoto production, airborne laser scanning, solar capacity analysis, GIS production, and mass calculation for mining and quarrying. For more information, go to or contact Aicke Damrau, Managing Director, by telephone +49 (391) 50959580 or email