Richard Crouse & Associates Acquires Second Intergraph® Digital Mapping Camera

Second large-format aerial camera to help meet client demand for high-quality digital imagery

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 22, 2008 – Richard Crouse & Associates, an aerial photography and remote sensing company with offices in Maryland and South Carolina, has acquired a second Intergraph® Z/I Imaging Digital Mapping Camera (DMC®) to better accommodate client demand for high-quality digital images. The company purchased its first DMC in 2007 and completed several successful image capture projects with the camera in multiple counties of North Carolina and over a significant portion of Ontario, Canada, as well as in other large areas throughout North America.

“High-quality digital images from the DMC are in high demand among our client base,” said Richard Crouse, president, Richard Crouse & Associates. “This demand alone justifies and necessitates our purchase of a second DMC, which will enable us to complete more projects in a faster timeframe. Additionally, our camera operators appreciate the reliability and flexibility of the DMC, which allows them to capture high-quality digital images efficiently and with ease.”

Richard Crouse & Associates was the first acquisition-only firm to purchase a DMC. Up until then, the camera had been used only by integrated aerial survey and mapping firms. “The firm’s purchase of a second DMC demonstrates that owners of this camera can achieve significant return on investment from the acquisition and delivery of aerial images alone,” said Klaus Neumann, camera systems product manager for Intergraph. “In addition to Richard Crouse & Associates, many of our other customers have also purchased multiple DMCs, further demonstrating the significant returns that can be gained from this camera.” 

The Intergraph DMC was the industry’s first large-format frame digital aerial camera and the first to be certified by the United States Geological Survey. It is the only digital camera used by Richard Crouse & Associates. Both of the company’s DMCs are equipped with Intergraph’s innovative Solid State Disk (SSD) storage technology, the industry’s first airborne SSD, which significantly decreases camera weight and footprint.

In addition to the cameras, Richard Crouse & Associates also utilizes Intergraph’s Z/I Mount and Z/I Inflight technologies. Z/I Mount is a stabilized camera mount that compensates for angular aircraft movements during photo flights, empowering users to take highly accurate images even in challenging flight conditions. The Z/I Inflight flight management system streamlines photo flight operations by integrating several peripheral devices into one ruggedized hardware cabinet and allowing users to interface with a wide variety of sensors during the flight, significantly boosting the efficiency of missions. 

About Richard Crouse & Associates
Founded in 1990, Richard Crouse & Associates is a professional aerial photographic services company with an excellent track record of producing quality images for mapping and engineering firms and government clients. Richard Crouse & Associates provides photogrammetric stereo aerial photography and remote sensing from a fleet of eight aircraft and one helicopter. The company also performs aerial photographic processing, contact printing, digital scanning and digital post-processing. It operates from two strategically-located offices with full flight capability in Frederick, Maryland and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Further details can be found at: http://www.richardcrouse.com.

About Intergraph
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph’s industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph’s software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.

Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I).  Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.

Angela Frechette
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1.404.751.2553
angela.frechette@intergraph.com

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