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Geospatial World Innovation Award 2022 for UltraCam Osprey 4.1

18 May 2022

Graz, Austria • May 18, 2022

At the Geospatial World Forum in Amsterdam, Vexcel Imaging was presented with the Geospatial World Innovation Award 2022 for its UltraCam Osprey 4.1. This is the third award that Vexcel Imaging has received for this innovative aerial camera system, including two MAPPS awards in 2021! The UltraCam Osprey 4.1 was launched in the second half of 2020 and introduced the 4th generation camera architecture.

The Osprey 4.1 is a highly versatile, two-in-one aerial camera that simultaneously collects photogrammetric-grade nadir images (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB) in the four cardinal directions. Custom PCI Express electronics were developed to rapidly convert and transfer data from the sensors to the storage system, enabling a fast collection rate of 1.1 gigapixels every 0.7 seconds! The high collection efficiency of the UCO 4.1 translates into options for customers—either flying faster, for more efficient collections, or increasing the forward overlap for more robust processing and higher quality data products.

This unique camera system is further enhanced by an innovative technology, developed for 4th generation UltraCam systems, the Adaptive Motion Compensation (AMC). This proprietary technology replaces Forward Motion Compensation and corrects motion blur by compensating for camera movement in all directions.

"Vexcel Imaging is extremely honored to receive the Geospatial World Innovation Award for our UltraCam Osprey 4.1," said Alexander Wiechert, CEO of Vexcel Imaging in Graz, Austria. "And we are especially proud that this is the third award we have received for this innovative camera since its release. It’s fantastic to be recognized for the achievements and technological advances we provide our customers with the new 4th generation UltraCam technology!"

The Geospatial World Awards are internationally acclaimed premium awards that recognize exemplary practices in the global geospatial industry. These awards are presented each year at a ceremony at the Geospatial World Forum in three award categories (Application Excellence Awards, Technology Innovation Awards and Policy Implementation Awards). The Technology Innovation Award, which we received for our Osprey 4.1, recognizes breakthrough innovations that promote wider mass adoption of geospatial technologies.

About Vexcel Imaging 

Vexcel Imaging, a leader in the geospatial industry, develops cutting-edge large-format aerial camera systems and photogrammetric software with innovative approaches, and places an emphasis on continuing product upgrades and world-class support. The broad UltraCam aerial camera portfolio covers all applications in airborne photogrammetry—from nadir to oblique to wide-area data collection. UltraCam data is processed with the UltraMap photogrammetry software, providing an end-to-end processing workflow for highly automated, quality data products that include point clouds, digital surface and terrain models, orthophotos and 3DTINs. 

About Geospatial World Forum

Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is the premium geospatial industry platform that connects professionals and leaders representing the entire geospatial ecosystem. Its collaborative and interactive nature has made GWF a ‘conference of conferences’, offering unique, unmissable experience to geospatial professionals worldwide. GWF shall continue to facilitate collaborative engagement amongst communities, demonstrating collective and shared vision towards becoming an innovative industry.