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L&S Department Sabah convinced by UltraCam technology

Blog , Customer Stories
17 December 2020
Sabah Lands and Surveys Department

Robert Cheng

LANDS & SURVEYS DEPARTMENT SABAH

Ever wonder what customers have to say about working with an UltraCam? The Lands and Surveys Department Sabah in Malaysia takes us with them on a journey with their UltraCam.

The institution, formerly known as the Land Office and Survey Office, was established in Sabah in the 19th Century. Today, L&S Department is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and their vision is to provide excellent delivery service.

The Lands and Surveys Department is the only authorized department to carry out aerial survey in the state of Sabah. For that reason, they also undertake many projects for other departments.

Robert Cheng from L&S Department Sabah

Robert Cheng

LANDS & SURVEYS DEPARTMENT SABAH


Ever wonder what customers have to say about working with an UltraCam? The Lands and Surveys Department Sabah in Malaysia takes us with them on a journey with their UltraCam.

The institution, formerly known as the Land Office and Survey Office, was established in Sabah in the 19th Century. Today, L&S Department is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and their vision is to provide excellent delivery service.

The Lands and Surveys Department is the only authorized department to carry out aerial survey in the state of Sabah. For that reason, they also undertake many projects for other departments.

Decisive factors


 

For about five years, the Sabah’s Lands & Surveys department had considered acquiring a new camera. It would need to be a camera that could fulfill the demands of the other departments that L&S Department Sabah serves. The requirements range from orthophotos to 3D city models to dense point clouds. Their old analog camera was no longer sufficient for these applications. Finally, the department decided on an UltraCam Osprey. Robert Cheng, Senior Assistant Director from Lands and Surveys Department Sabah is impressed by the variety of stand-out features of the Osprey camera. The Osprey is a two-in-one camera that can collect photogrammetry-grade nadir images and oblique images simultaneously, supporting city mapping as well as classical nadir applications from the same flight mission. Given that in Sabah the hiring of aircraft is quite expensive, the UltraCam Osprey brings many advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness. With this camera, it’s not necessary to re-fly the same area.

Robert Chang especially likes the compact design of the Osprey cameras: “It’s so easy to install and dismantle the whole system. I think it’s just a very, very well designed camera."  Norman Shah, Support GIS Specialist at Lands & Surveys Department Sabah emphasizes the high degree of automatization of the aerial photogrammetry software: “Processing data using UltraMap software for orthophotos is especially easy because the software performs dense matching and produces point clouds automatically.” In contrast to many other programs, UltraMap is easy to use as it combines both nadir and oblique image processing in one run. "With the UltraMap software it’s also possible to eliminate or reduce haze from images automatically as it’s typically seen in the tropics", mentioned Norman Shah.

Aerial image Mount Kinabalu
UltraCam installed in the aircraft

Getting the aircraft ready. 
The UltraCam Osprey is installed in the aircraft together with the UltraMount GSM4000 to optimize camera stabilization.

Aerial survey projects in Sabah. 
The Lands and Surveys Department in Sabah appreciates the efficiency and stand-out features of the UltraCam Osprey - it allows them to finish projects in best quality and on time.

Aerial image from Sabah
Aerial image from Sabah

Decisive factors


For about five years, the Sabah’s Lands & Surveys department has considered acquiring a new camera. It would need to be a camera that could fulfill the demands of the other departments that L&S Department Sabah serves. The requirements range from orthophotos to 3D city models to dense point clouds. Their old analog camera was no longer sufficient for these applications. Finally, the department decided on an UltraCam Osprey. Robert Cheng, Senior Assistant Director from Lands and Surveys Department Sabah is impressed by the variety of stand-out features of the Osprey camera. The Osprey is a two-in-one camera that can collect photogrammetry-grade nadir images and oblique images simultaneously, supporting city mapping as well as classical nadir applications from the same flight mission. Given that in Sabah the hiring of aircraft is quite expensive, the UltraCam Osprey brings many advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness. With this camera, it’s not necessary to re-fly the same area.

Robert Chang especially likes the compact design of the Osprey cameras: “It’s so easy to install and dismantle the whole system. I think it’s just a very, very well designed camera."  Norman Shah, Support GIS Specialist at Lands & Surveys Department Sabah emphasizes the high degree of automatization of the aerial photogrammetry software: “Processing data using UltraMap software for orthophotos is especially easy because the software performs dense matching and produces point clouds automatically.” In contrast to many other programs, UltraMap is easy to use as it combines both nadir and oblique image processing in one run. "With the UltraMap software it’s also possible to eliminate or reduce haze from images automatically as it’s typically seen in the tropics", mentioned Norman Shah.

Aerial image from Mount Kinabalu

Getting the aircraft ready. 
The UltraCam Osprey is installed in the aircraft together with the UltraMount GSM4000 to optimize camera stabilization.

UltraCam installed in the aircraft

Aerial survey projects in Sabah. 
The Lands and Surveys Department in Sabah appreciates the efficiency and stand-out features of the UltraCam Osprey - it allows them to finish projects in best quality and on time.

Aerial image from Sabah
Aerial image from Sabah

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