Mark Brown has started a video series “Behind The Maps” over at Channel 9 to give insight on behind the scenes of Virtual Earth? What cameras are used and what happens after the pictures are taken? How do they end up on Live Maps?
This video series will take you on a journey where we will follow the path the data and imagery in Virtual Earth takes from the manufacture of the camera, to the capturing of imagery in an airplane, to the processing of that imagery, to the Virtual Earth platform and 3D control that delivers all of this data and imagery straight to your browser.
In this episode we go to Graz, Austria and meet Michael Gruber who invented the UltraCam aerial camera and Bernhard Reitinger who created our UltraMap software. We'll spend some time getting the details on this camera and software and get an up close look at both.
Video: Behind The Maps - UltraCam