UltraCam Story

ULTRACAM STORY

From a publication presented at the ISPRS-Congress in Melbourne [Australia], August 2012

 

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1.      2000-2001: DECIDING ON AN AERIAL CAMERA

1.1     Why Start a Camera R&D Project?

1.2     Assessing the 2000-Technologies

1.3     Inventing a Novel Technology

 

2.      ULTRACAM-REQUIREMENTS

2.1     Users to Continue with Existing Workflows

2.2     The Geometric Accuracy

2.3     Superior Radiometry

2.4     Simultaneous Infrared for True and False Color

2.5     Digital Systems at the Film Camera Cost

 

3.      ULTRACAM-D INTRODUCTION

3.1     Sufficiently Advanced Computer Technology

3.2     The “Film-is-Dead” Syndrome

3.3     The R&D Project and Schedule

 

4.      MARKET ACCEPTANCE AND FOLLOW-ON PRODUCTS

4.1     Number of Cameras Sold

4.2     From UltraCam-D to UltraCam-Eagle

4.3     The UltraCam G and an “Orthophoto-Robot”

4.3     Software and Workflow-Products

 

5.      EFFECTS ON PHOTOGRAMMETRIC WORKFLOWS

5.1     Increasing Image Overlaps

5.2     Smaller Ground Sampling Distances

5.3     Full Automation

5.4     Color and False Color Infrared

5.5     Urban 3D Modeling

 

6.      PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND MICROSOFT

6.1     Bing Maps

6.2     Photosynth, Neo-Photogrammetry and MAV-Imagery

6.4     Microsoft Research

 

7.     LITERATURE

 

SOME OF THE PEOPLE OF THE ULTRACAM STORY

 Michael Gruber

 Martin Ponticelli

 Stefan Bernögger

 Bernhard Reitinger