Michael Gruber

Delegate representing Vexcel

Short biography

Michael Gruber studied Surveying and Photogrammetry at the Technical University Graz. From 1990 -1992 he was on the staff of the Department of Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Cartography of the Technical University Graz. After a short period in a private mapping company he joined the Institute for Computer Graphics of the Technical University of Graz to lead the working group for 3D Object Reconstruction. In 1997 he got his PhD degree from the Technical University of Graz.
Since October 1999 Michael Gruber is full time staff of Vexcel Imaging Austria (Chief Scientist Photogrammetry).
From May 2006 until March 2016 Vexcel Imaging Austria operated under the ownership of Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA.
Michael Gruber holds several US patents for developments in digital photogrammetry, among them the basic concept of the digital aerial camera family UltraCam.


About Vexcel Imaging GmbH

Vexcel Imaging taps into more than two decades of photogrammetry expertise offering state-of-the-art digital camera and sensor systems. The comprehensive aerial camera portfolio provides a wide range of imaging capabilities from wide-area mapping (UltraCam Condor) to nadir (UltraCam Eagle & UltraCam Falcon) and oblique (UltraCam Osprey product line) camera systems. On the terrestrial side are the car-based mobile mapping system UltraCam Mustang and the UltraCam Panther portable 3D reality capture system. The system family is complemented by the fully integrated processing software UltraMap delivering exceptional quality point clouds, DSMs, ortho imagery and 3D textured TINs.

The Vexcel Data Program (VDP) is a cloud-based imagery service that offers an unprecedented highly detailed image collection covering entire states and countries. VDP is already powering the Geospatial Intelligence Center (GIC), an initiative launched by the National Insurance Crime Bureau to provide its 1,100 members with best-of-breed aerial and terrestrial pre- and post-disaster imagery.