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Slagboom adds new Osprey 4.1 to UltraCam collection

24 June 2021
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Graz, Austria • June 24, 2021

UltraCam customer Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography, based in Teuge (The Netherlands), was one of the first customers to take delivery of the brand-new UltraCam Osprey 4.1, the latest generation of the UltraCam aerial camera systems and premier option for photogrammetry-grade nadir and oblique image capture.

Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography purchased their first UltraCam back in 2005 and since then, has used all models that came after that. Oblique imagery is not new to Slagboom, they have been capturing oblique data since 1961. “Using a Vexcel camera for this, however, is a new venture and we are pleased to be able to make use of this leap in technical progress,” explains Yoeri Slagboom, CEO of Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography.

Why Slagboom chose the new UltraCam Osprey 4.1 

"For a long time, there have been camera systems that capture oblique and nadir at the same time. The UCO 4.1 is the first system that combines the large format footprint, metric quality and images motion compensation. This enables us to use turbine powered aircraft and capture data while flying at high speed,” says Yoeri Slagboom. He added that shorter times in busy airspace is a great advantage and, in some locations, the only way to capture the data on time. Slagboom & Peeters uses the new UCO 4.1 for projects for which nadir and oblique data are needed and the requirements for metric quality is demanding—as an example, texturizing existing 3D city models. “We fly the Osprey in an aircraft with two large format hatches and install a LiDAR sensor in the second hatch, if this additional data is required.”

Currently, Slagboom uses several different UltraCam systems, depending on the area of application. The UC Falcon is being used for capturing data at low altitude under restricted airspace. Slagboom also operates several UC Eagle M3, unmatched with comes to efficient capture of high-resolution data over large areas. And finally, the UC Osprey 4.1 is flown to capture metric quality oblique and nadir imagery.

Teuge Airport.
The company Slagboom & Peeters is based at the airport in Teuge and can therefore react fast and spontaneously to customer demands. A key factor is that all of Slagboom & Peeters' pilots are permanently employed by the company. During the season, these people are on standby 24/7!

Slagboom's aircrafts
UCO 4.1 installed in the aircraft

Ready for take-off.
The brand-new UltraCam Osprey 4.1 installed in one of Slagboom & Peeters' aircraft. 

About Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography

Slagboom Aerial Photography was founded in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, in 1961. The company name was later changed to “Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography”. Initially, oblique recordings were made for customers in The Netherlands and Belgium. Upon purchase of a company plane, the firm began to perform cartographic photography flights. In 1980, the company moved to Teuge Airport, which is located more centrally in The Netherlands, so Dutch projects can be easily reached and cost less. With their planes located in the hangar less than 300 m from the Slagboom & Peeters offices, the company can efficiently respond to weather developments and the requirements of Dutch clients. In view of the very capricious nature of Dutch weather this possibility is an important guarantee for quick delivery – Slagboom can make optimal use of all “weather windows”. Over the past 15 years, Slagboom & Peeters’ work area has expanded to include the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company's mainstay remains the Dutch domestic market, however.

Read more: slagboompeeters.com

Slagboom's aircrafts

Teuge Airport.
The company Slagboom & Peeters is based at the airport in Teuge and can therefore react fast and spontaneously to customer demands. A key factor is that all of Slagboom & Peeters' pilots are permanently employed by the company. During the season, these people are on standby 24/7!

UCO 4.1 installed in the aircraft

Ready for take-off.
The brand-new UltraCam Osprey 4.1 installed in one of Slagboom & Peeters' aircraft. 

About Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography

Slagboom Aerial Photography was founded in Vlissingen, The Netherlands, in 1961. The company name was later changed to “Slagboom & Peeters Aerial Photography”. Initially, oblique recordings were made for customers in The Netherlands and Belgium. Upon purchase of a company plane, the firm began to perform cartographic photography flights. In 1980, the company moved to Teuge Airport, which is located more centrally in The Netherlands, so Dutch projects can be easily reached and cost less. With their planes located in the hangar less than 300 m from the Slagboom & Peeters offices, the company can efficiently respond to weather developments and the requirements of Dutch clients. In view of the very capricious nature of Dutch weather this possibility is an important guarantee for quick delivery – Slagboom can make optimal use of all “weather windows”. Over the past 15 years, Slagboom & Peeters’ work area has expanded to include the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company's mainstay remains the Dutch domestic market, however.

Read more: slagboompeeters.com

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