Highly Advanced Photogrammetric
Workflow System for UltraCam Images Microsoft UltraMap is a state-of-the-art, end-to-end, complete photogrammetric workflow system that provides highly automated processing capabilities to allow organizations to rapidly generate quality data products from one UltraCam flight. With version 3.0, UltraMap continues its innovation trend that has already delivered groundbreaking features such as automatic project-based colour balancing for homogeneous image block color correction, and now delivers revolutionary point cloud and ortho mosaic processing based on an automatically generated digital surface model (DSM) or terrain models (DTM).
The UltraMap 3.0 fully automated processing pipeline for processing UltraCam data now includes:
- High-density 3D point clouds—higher than LiDAR at several hundred points per square meter
- Highly accurate and detailed digital surface model (DSM) generation
- UltraCam DSMOrtho (orthomosaic based on an automatically generated DSM) and DTMOrtho (traditional ortho mosaic)
UltraMap v3 delivers exceptional quality DSMs at high accuracies and without any manual interaction. Since the UltraMap v3 ortho mosaicking approach takes into account all available inputs (i.e. a DSM and also an automatically generated DTM), UltraMap v3 is able to generate seamlines at desired paths; remaining seamline editing for challenging regions are corrected using UltraMap’s DragonFly technology, a responsive visualization engine that allows users to conduct quality control on large image blocks in a quick and smooth fashion.
UltraMap v3 is the first fully integrated and interactive photogrammetric workflow solution to provide premium UltraCam data processing from ingest of raw data to delivery of point clouds, DSMs and ortho imagery.