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Explore UltraMap 6.0: #3 Enhanced Ortho Performance

Blog , Product Features
15 June 2023
UltraMap 6.0 enhanced ortho performance
In response to valuable user feedback and the evolving needs of data handling due to the new water handling strategy, we enhanced the Ortho module performance in UltraMap v6.0. With a focus on improving speed, efficiency, and data interaction, this feature brings a host of advancements. Let's delve into the exciting features that await you.
UltraMap 6.0 enhanced ortho performance
In response to valuable user feedback and the evolving needs of data handling due to the new water handling strategy, we enhanced the Ortho module performance in UltraMap v6.0. With a focus on improving speed, efficiency, and data interaction, this feature brings a host of advancements. Let's delve into the exciting features that await you.

What happens in the UltraMap Ortho module?


The Ortho module allows for the generation of high-quality ortho mosaics, such as DSMOrtho and DTMOrtho, by utilizing a wide range of inputs like aerial imagery, AT results, radiometry settings, and elevation data. The module is seamlessly integrated into UltraMap Studio, empowering customers to cover the entire workflow from image post-processing to ortho product generation within a single project file. This holistic approach ensures a streamlined and efficient experience.
ortho mosaic with seamlines
Map of contributing images to the ortho mosaic, with automatically created seamlines.

Faster loading and seamless visualization


One of the key areas of improvement in the Ortho module in UltraMap v6.0 is the handling of files, resulting in significantly faster loading times and accelerated viewing speeds in the Ortho Viewer. With this upgrade, you can now experience an unparalleled level of efficiency as your data seamlessly comes to life before your eyes. Gone are the days of waiting for data loading processes; instead, you can instantly access and visualize any region of your project at any desired zoom level.

Plus: The performance enhancements are not limited to the Ortho Viewer; the Heightfield Editor also benefits from faster loading and viewing speed. Effortlessly load and interact with the DSM and DTM at full resolution. Zooming in to scrutinize details, activating or deactivating layers, and modifying the data with an array of tools becomes a swift and seamless process.

Learn more on the general process of generating heightfield and ortho products here and learn more about heightfield editing here.

Instant switch in between data layers and zooming to full detail without delay.

What happens in the UltraMap Ortho module?


The Ortho module allows for the generation of high-quality ortho mosaics, such as DSMOrtho and DTMOrtho, by utilizing a wide range of inputs like aerial imagery, AT results, radiometry settings, and elevation data. The module is seamlessly integrated into UltraMap Studio, empowering customers to cover the entire workflow from image post-processing to ortho product generation within a single project file. This holistic approach ensures a streamlined and efficient experience.
Ortho mosaic with seamlines
Map of contributing images to the ortho mosaic, with automatically created seamlines.

Faster loading and seamless visualization


One of the key areas of improvement in the Ortho module in UltraMap v6.0 is the handling of files, resulting in significantly faster loading times and accelerated viewing speeds in the Ortho Viewer. With this upgrade, you can now experience an unparalleled level of efficiency as your data seamlessly comes to life before your eyes. Gone are the days of waiting for data loading processes; instead, you can instantly access and visualize any region of your project at any desired zoom level.

Plus: The performance enhancements are not limited to the Ortho Viewer; the Heightfield Editor also benefits from faster loading and viewing speed. Effortlessly load and interact with the DSM and DTM at full resolution. Zooming in to scrutinize details, activating or deactivating layers, and modifying the data with an array of tools becomes a swift and seamless process.

Learn more on the general process of generating heightfield and ortho products here and learn more about heightfield editing here.

Instant switch in between data layers and zooming to full detail without delay.

Efficiency amplified: smaller files, faster ortho export


Experience a reduction in project file sizes that are now 2 orders of magnitude smaller for larger projects. This enables faster processing through more efficient handling of memory consumption on your PCs. Furthermore, exporting ortho data of even larger mapsheets is way faster. The new version removes previous limitations on the size of mapsheets, leveraging available memory resources more efficiently and ensuring a smoother export process.
limited size of tiles for export
Pre: Maximum size of tiles for export was limited
flexible dimensions of mapsheet size for data export
Post: Full flexibility for any dimensions of mapsheet size for data export

Efficiency amplified: smaller files, faster ortho export


Experience a reduction in project file sizes that are now 2 orders of magnitude smaller for larger projects. This enables faster processing through more efficient handling of memory consumption on your PCs. Furthermore, exporting ortho data of even larger mapsheets is way faster. The new version removes previous limitations on the size of mapsheets, leveraging available memory resources more efficiently and ensuring a smoother export process.
limited size of tiles for export
Pre: Maximum size of tiles for export was limited
flexible dimensions of mapsheet size for data export
Post: Full flexibility for any dimensions of mapsheet size for data export.

Optimized user interface: take control of your data


UltraMap v6.0 introduces an optimized user interface that gives you extensive control over your data. Quality control your products with new tools that support an even more comprehensive understanding and handling of your data. We regrouped all necessary tools available in the ribbon, facilitating faster access to frequently performed activities. Additionally, the control of various data layers has been reorganized. Adjusting transparency allows for layer combination, offering a more in-depth understanding and precise display of information.
Aerial image of Barcelona
Aerial image of the city of Barcelona, Spain, captured with an UltraCam Osprey 4.1 at 7.5cm GSD.

Optimized user interface: take control of your data


UltraMap v6.0 introduces an optimized user interface that gives you extensive control over your data. Quality control your products with new tools that support an even more comprehensive understanding and handling of your data. We regrouped all necessary tools available in the ribbon, facilitating faster access to frequently performed activities. Additionally, the control of various data layers has been reorganized. Adjusting transparency allows for layer combination, offering a more in-depth understanding and precise display of information.
Aerial image of Barcelona
Aerial image of the city of Barcelona, Spain, captured with an UltraCam Osprey 4.1 at 7.5cm GSD.

The new features for improved Ortho module performance are a testament to our commitment to meeting user needs and continuously evolving our software to deliver unparalleled speed, efficiency, and control. With faster loading and viewing speeds, optimized data interaction, smaller project files, and a revamped user interface, you can now unlock the true potential of your ortho production workflow. Upgrade to UltraMap v6.0 and experience the future of ortho module performance today.

In our final blog post of this series, we will give insight on how professional aerial data production works with UltraMap 6.0. Keep an eye out!

The new features for improved Ortho module performance are a testament to our commitment to meeting user needs and continuously evolving our software to deliver unparalleled speed, efficiency, and control. With faster loading and viewing speeds, optimized data interaction, smaller project files, and a revamped user interface, you can now unlock the true potential of your ortho production workflow. Upgrade to UltraMap v6.0 and experience the future of ortho module performance today.

In our final blog post of this series, we will give insight on how professional aerial data production works with UltraMap 6.0. Keep an eye out!

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