Slagboom & Peeters has contracted with Microsoft’s UltraCam business unit and subsidiary to purchase an UltraCam Eagle
digital aerial camera system with an 80mm lens. This transaction marks the company’s second UltraCam Eagle purchase announcement in the last 12 months.
Slagboom & Peeters, from its headquarters in the Netherlands, provides aerial mapping and photogrammetric services to customers worldwide. Since 2005, the firm has been operating UltraCam digital cameras and upgrading to new systems as they become available. Slagboom currently owns two UltraCamXp and two UltraCam Eagle sensors.
The UltraCam Eagle features an image footprint larger than the UltraCamXp, but is light weight and takes up less space in the aircraft. The housing concept integrates all components into one unit, which makes installation simpler. The UltraCam Eagle is highly suitable for the large-area mapping that Slagboom does for the public and private sectors.
“We see an increasing demand for jobs with high overlap specifications like 60% sideways and 80% forward,” said Yoeri Slagboom, Owner, Slagboom & Peeters. “Due to its high frame-rate collection capability, the UltraCam Eagle excels at collecting the data for big jobs quickly, which is particularly helpful when we are faced with short flying windows due to poor weather conditions.”
“Microsoft is pleased to provide Slagboom & Peeters with its fourth UltraCam camera,” said Alexander Wiechert, Microsoft Business Director. “Repeat customers are a positive reflection on our commitment to top quality products and expert technical support.”