Columbian Firm Aeroestudios Purchases an UltraCamLp

Graz, Austria — October 16, 2012 — Aeroestudios S.A., an aerial mapping and surveying company based in Medellin, Colombia, has contracted with Microsoft UltraCam reseller GeoToolBox Ibérica S.L. (GTBi) to purchase an UltraCamLp photogrammetric digital aerial camera system. Aeroestudios completes cadastre work for a number of Columbian government entities and serves the domestic and international oil and mining industries.

“Our decision to purchase an UltraCamLp as our first digital camera is based on its proven advanced technology, efficient pre- and post-processing capabilities, and convenient compact size. All of these factors are necessary to meet our goal of successfully competing in domestic and international markets,” stated Mr. Luis Miguel Vélez Zamorano, President and Founder, Aeroestudios. “We also were influenced by the outstanding customer support provided by GTBi and its local sales representative in Colombia. GTBi worked closely with us to determine the most suitable solution at this time, with the option of updating both hardware and software in the future.”

Winner of the Technology Innovation category in the 4th Annual MAPPS Geospatial Products and Services Excellence Awards competition, the UltraCamLp features an image footprint collection capacity of 92 megapixels (11,704 x 7,920 pixels pan). The UltraCamLp combines innovative hardware, electronics, and software that result in an efficient camera system capable of collecting five spectral bands per exposure: red, green, blue, and near-infrared data, in addition to the higher-resolution panchromatic data.

“Microsoft is pleased that Aeroestudios selected an UltraCamLp for its transition from analog to digital technology,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “We look forward to a long relationship with Aeroestudios, as the full UltraCam product line is designed to offer multiple upgrade choices as our customers grow.”

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 brings more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise to Microsoft’s Bing Maps business unit. The division is responsible for the highly successful line of UltraCam digital aerial mapping systems that include the UltraCamLp, UltraCamXp, UltraCamXp Wide Angle and UltraCam Eagle digital photogrammetric sensors. Rounding out the UltraCam mapping systems offering is the UltraMap workflow software system for processing UltraCam imagery to Level 02 and Level 03 quality data, and with features that include distributed processing with automated load balancing, automated project-based color balancing, and additional quality control tools.
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About Aeroestudios S.A.
Aeroestudios S.A. is a mapping and surveying company based in the city of Medellin, Columbia, South America. In business since 1988, Aeroestudios offers a full range of services, including aerial photography, lidar data collection and processing, surveying, analog film laboratory services, digital mapping, photogrammetry, cadastre and consulting. To establish itself as a leader in the industry, Aeroestudios supports a high level of training for its staff and has entered into strategic alliances in international markets. Its network extends to Canada, Mexico, Israel and Spain. Aeroestudios owns two aircraft, the new UltraCamLp digital camera, three photogrammetric analog cameras, a lidar scanner, ten GPS receivers, ten photogrammetry workstations and one laboratory to develop analog film. Its customers include central and local Colombian government entities, as well as oil and mining companies. For additional information, contact Luis Miguel Velez Zamorano by telephone (0574) 3175205 or email or refer to the Spanish-language website

About GeoToolBox Ibérica S.L. (GTBi)
Microsoft’s business partner, GTBi, operates in Spain, Portugal and throughout Latin America. GTBi offers photogrammetric and digital image processing hardware and software solutions, in addition to training, installation and long-term support services in its territory. For more information, contact Mr. Miguel Pelaz by email or refer to the Spanish-language website