Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. Purchases Microsoft UltraCamLp Digital Camera

Graz, Austria — April 19, 2011 — Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. has contracted with Vexcel Imaging GmbH, a Microsoft® company, to purchase an UltraCamLp digital aerial photogrammetric camera system.

”Aero-Photo is committed to 100% digital aerial data collection and production based on the UltraCam product line,” stated Mr. Paul Grenier, President of Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. “The UltraCamLp gives us the versatility we need at a competitive price for smaller projects, so it is an excellent addition to our resources.”

Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. will use the new UltraCamLp primarily for projects involving road and power lines corridors, forestry, and other smaller projects in the local area, while keeping its two UltraCamXp cameras available for larger international projects.

“Microsoft is pleased to assist Aero-Photo (1961) in its efforts to expand its digital aerial acquisition services,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director for Vexcel Imaging GmbH. “We take this purchase of another UltraCam as a very high compliment about the quality of our products and service.”

About the UltraCamLp
The UltraCamLp combines innovative hardware, electronics and software that result in a light and compact camera system. The camera collects five spectral bands per exposure: red, green, blue and near-infrared data, in addition to the higher-resolution panchromatic data. The UltraCamLp features an image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan), made possible through advanced electronics and a 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, classification, 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 the UltraCam series of photogrammetric digital aerial cameras and related software tools such as the UltraMap workflow software.

About Aero-Photo (1961) Inc.
Founded in 1961, Aero-Photo (1961) Inc. is a leading North American aerial mapping firm based in Québec, Canada. Recently acquired by experienced professionals, Aero-Photo is led by three veterans of the aerial mapping industry: Paul Grenier, Marcel Laberge, and Christian Levesque. Aero-Photo specializes in aerial acquisition (photography and LiDAR) and related geomatics services. It offers its customers integrated services for aerial photography (analog and digital), LiDAR, laboratory services and professional services in photogrammetry, including orthophoto production, as well as distribution of the derived data. Through its affiliate Core Geospatial Inc., Aero-Photo sells subscriptions for a geospatial application platform and other commercial software. For more information, email Marcel Laberge, Geomatic Director, at or go to