MAPPS 2020 Geospatial Excellence Awards for UltraCam Osprey 4.1

At the MAPPS 2021 Winter Conference in Orlando, Florida, Vexcel Imaging was presented with two separate awards for its Osprey 4.1 nadir/oblique aerial camera system released in the second half of 2020.


The Geospatial Excellence Awards are presented to Regular and Associate Member firms whose entries exemplify the professionalism, value, integrity and achievement of the firm’s staff as demonstrated over the previous year. A distinguished and impartial panel of two judges evaluated the submitted projects from five categories: Data Acquisition & Processing, Surveying/Field Data Collection, GIS/IT/Remote Sensing Analysis, Small Projects (no entries were submitted for this category), and Technology Innovation/Licensed Data Products. A winner was selected for each category with submissions.

Vexcel Imaging received awards for its Osprey 4.1 under the Technology Innovation/Licensed Data Products category and additionally received the Grand Award – Project of the Year.

The UltraCam Osprey introduces the 4th generation UltraCam aerial imaging sensors. The UltraCam Osprey, a highly versatile system, simultaneously collects photogrammetry grade nadir images (PAN, RGB and NIR) and oblique images (RGB) in four directions. As a result of a combination of industry leading customized lens systems, next generation image sensors with custom electronics, and a best-in-class image processing pipeline, the UltraCam Osprey 4.1 delivers imagery of unprecedented quality in terms of detail resolution, clarity and dynamic range. The system pushes urban flight productivity to new levels, collecting 1.1 Gigapixels every 0.7 seconds.

“The MAPPS Geospatial Excellence Awards showcase the outstanding projects conducted by MAPPS member firms over the past year,” stated MAPPS President Mark Brooks.  “We honor all of our members for their achievements and we congratulate Vexcel Imaging for the dedication to technology advancement.”

“Vexcel Imaging is honored to receive the MAPPS awards,” said Alexander Wiechert, CEO of Vexcel Imaging in Graz, Austria. “With the release of this system, we have really pushed the envelope to provide customers with the most recent and advanced aerial imaging technology. We are pleased with the MAPPS’ recognition of the success of our efforts.”

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