The world's largest aerial capture program to refresh imagery
for more than 20 countries at a more detailed 15-centimeter
Aircraft equipped with new camera sensors and technology have
begun capturing an area more than 10.4 million km².
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vexcel Data
Program announced today it will enhance its entire Wide Area
orthomosaic aerial imagery program to a 15-centimeter (6-inch)
ground sample resolution starting in 2022. This program covers the
contiguous United States and
Western Europe, adding to and
refreshing the company's massive aerial imagery and geospatial data
Vexcel currently collects the largest aerial program on the
planet annually, and the new capture program will provide
customers—from governments and utilities to telecom and
insurance-—aerial imagery at a resolution, clarity, and accuracy
that's never been delivered on a global scale. The new 15cm data is
a true native resolution and not up-sampled from lower quality
pixels. It will provide a 400% improvement over other aerial and
"We are thrilled to continue to invest in technology that allows
us to offer this level of detail to our customers across the U.S.
and Europe," shared Erik Jorgensen, CEO of Vexcel Group. "We're
heavily focused on expanding our coverage with more detailed
imagery and geospatial data, giving us the opportunity to meet the
growing needs of our customers across the globe."
The new 15cm Wide Area program has already begun in some regions
and will include 100% of the capture area in 2022. The new program
will refresh and complement the company's robust library of
geospatial imagery content, including a Wide Area program collected
at 20cm and an Urban Area program
collected with ortho and obliques at 7.5cm.
The aerial content will be collected using a fleet of aircraft
carrying the new UltraCam Condor 4.1 sensors, designed and
manufactured by Vexcel Imaging. The four-band sensor features a
CMOS-based architecture that collects 1 frame every 0.7 seconds
with a cross-track width of 48,462 pixels which is equal
to 7.2 km at a 15cm GSD.
Some of the geospatial data produced from this new Wide Area
capture include orthorectified mosaic 4-band and color-infrared
(CIR) imagery and 3D elevation digital surface models (DSM) and
digital terrain models (DTM).
Data Coverage in 20+ Countries at Unprecedented
The Wide Area program covers 8.1 million km² in the
U.S. and 2.3 million km² in Europe
for a total area of more than 10.4 million km². The Wide Area
program covers the contiguous United
States and more than 20 countries in Western Europe, including Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Portugal, Netherlands, Monaco, Ireland, San
Marino, Spain, Switzerland, United
Kingdom, and Vatican City.
More countries will be added in 2022 too.
In addition to its Wide Area program, Vexcel also collects an
Urban Area program capturing
ultra-high, 7.5cm-resolution oblique and ortho imagery of major
metro areas in Australia,
Canada, New Zealand, United
Kingdom, United States, and
Europe. This makes Vexcel Data
Program the only aerial program with both ultra-high resolution
urban area and high-resolution wide area data captures in
the United States and Europe. Multiple data products are available,
including True Ortho, Ortho, Oblique, Vexcel Elevate (DSM/DTM), and
For more info and example imagery on the new
Wide Area program, go to vexceldata.com/wide-area
About Vexcel Data Program
For 30 years, Vexcel has
been the industry leader in the photogrammetric and remote sensing
space, providing a comprehensive library of cloud-based geospatial
data. Vexcel's unique technology stack results in unrivaled image
quality, helping customers streamline remote assessment, innovate
common workflows, and enhance decision-making with confidence.
Vexcel captures urban and rural areas across 20+ countries around
the globe. More at: vexceldata.com